The Wild Atlantic Way Audax (WAWA) is a 2200 km brevet run by Audax Ireland under the rules of Audax Club Parisien and Les Randonneurs Mondiaux.
The next event will be held from June 25th 2020.
There are two start options. The first will be on 9:00 am June 25th with time limit of 220 hours ( 10 kmph average speed ) . This option will allow for 9 days 4 hours days of approx 220 km each day.
The second option will be the 184 hour start on June 27th 6:00 am at an average speed of 12 kmph, or 7 days 16 hours.
Both groups will need to obtain "proof of passage" from a variety of commercial and information controls along the way.
However, their journey will also be broken at various intervals with event controls providing food, shelter and a place to rest.
Note that for the 220 hour start, riders should have completed a full SR series in 2018/2019/ 2020. For the 184 hour start, riders should have completed a LRM event during the 2018/2019 season, such as PBP. The organisers reserve the right to request proof of qualification rides. The organisers will be open to interest from athletes with other endurance experience that may wish to participate.
Randonneurs who don't have the qualifying rides but feel they have the chops to take on this event can contact the Organizer and plead their case. If you have the legs, you will be welcome
Entry fee will be 485 euro.
This includes jersey, live tracker, brevet card, brevet wallet , 2 drop bags , medal , finishers award, tickets for 3 ferry crossings on the route , tickets to enter historical sights... for both groups.
Riders of the 220 hour will get a dinner each day from 12 noon to 5 pm in a hotel on route at 140km plus ,
They will however be expected to find their own b+b on certain days. We are hoping to have a bed for riders on day 3, kilrush @ 730km, day 5 Westport 1200 km, day 6 Belmullet 1500 km, Ballina 1600 km, and 1960 km@ Dunfanaghy. More detail to follow on this as we build the event,
The 184 hour group will get a bed each night as in 2016 but as this is only allocated to 100 riders and with limited halls on the route ,we can accommodate for this group more that the 220 hour, You will get a meal every evening on arrival and help yourself to a continental breakfast in the morning before departing. You will not get a dinner out on the course as the 220 hour group will , but do watch out for the camper van and one or two other surprises on the route. As the event takes shape we will do our utmost to make the event yet another epic challenge to remember for both groups.
The event will cater for up to 100 riders in the 184 hour & 200 riders for the 220 hour.