DIY Events

DIY events allow riders to plan and timetable their own Audax events. They are great for riders who don't have easy access to AUK Calendar or Permanent events because of time constraints or their location.

Riders can choose not only the date of the ride but also define their own controls/cafe stops and plan the route between them.

DIY Events come in three flavours:

 Option 1: Traditional DIY
  (Validation with paper, usually receipts & ATM slips)

Enter with

Paper Form                       



  Option 2: Validation by GPS – advisory route


Enter Online     



  Option 3: Validation by GPS – mandatory route


Enter Online    



Why three?
This page
gives examples of the route planning process, and explains which option might suit different circumstances.

Although the details vary, all three options follow the same basic steps:

  • Plan the ride.
  • Purchase a brevet card (hard copy or ‘virtual’).
  • Submit a completed entry form, which tells the DIY organiser when and where you wish to ride.
  • Do the ride and obtain suitable proof of doing the ride.
  • Sending the proof to the organiser.


Extended Calendar Events (ECE)  give riders the opportunity to ride out to and/or back from a Calendar event and add the extra distance to that of the calendar event. The total distance can be used to qualify for AUK awards. For example: a 100km Calendar event could be upgraded to a 200km by riding 50km out to the start and 50km back from the finish, this could then be used as part of an AUK Super Randonneur series .

The extended portion of these rides is managed like a DIY and can use any of the above three methods. More about ECE here.


For historical reasons DIY events are considered to be a type of Permanent event and sometimes referred to as "DIY Perms".

DIY & ECE events are categorised as either Brevet de Randonneur (BR) for most events of 200km and longer, or Brevet Populaire (BP) which are generally events of less than 200km. This classification determines the minimum speed and time allowance and also the framework for how they can be used to qualify for AUK awards.

Last updated : 14 Mar 2018