Membership FAQs

You’ll find our names and contact details on the website. The Membership Secretary sits on the AUK Board, coordinates the Membership Team, maintains the member database (with help from the systems manager) and deals with general enquiries. The New Member Delegates enrol new and lapsed members (over 1000 per year). Renewal Delegates help process the 6000 renewals each year.

No. All AUK officials and delegates, including the Membership team, are volunteers. We have to fit our AUK work in with all our other commitments (and get out cycling sometimes too!).

Changed address/tel/email/club:   update your own record online at aukweb.net > Members > MyDetails.
Contact membership@audax.uk if you have other queries, such as:

  • Publication not arrived
  • Queries about joining
  • Queries about renewal or Standing Order

On the website, go to Members section. Enter your AUK membership number and your password. Your password is sent to you with your 'Welcome to Audax UK' letter.  There are then options for changing your details or password.

Yes it does, though your number and password stay the same. The letter tells us when your membership expires and a subscription is due. If you are currently R your membership expires Dec 31st 2019. S expires end 2020, U = end 2021, and so on.

Don't enter your letter when you login!

Yes - at any time of year. It costs £6 per year. A household member is someone at the same address - they get full AUK membership, but only one copy of Arrivée is sent to the household. You can't do this on line, contact the membership team.

Normally your household member(s) must join for the unexpired period of the commuted membership; the fee is £6 x the number of years of commuted membership to run. However we are currently trialling offering a one year membership for household members. So if your daughter, son, partner, flatmate is not sure whether Audax is for them, they can join for one year only. Contact the membership team to arrange this.

Yes you can - but not on line. Contact the membership team and we can work out the best arrangement for you. If you both have a one year membership it is straightforward, but if not there may be something to pay if you want to bring the memberships into line.

No it doesn't. Your number and all your results are preserved. As far as AUK is concerned you are all individual members with your own event records/entries and AGM voting rights. The only thing you lose is your own copy of Arrivée.

Yes! We don't offer a specific junior membership but children can join as household members added to their parent or guardian's membership for only £6 per year.  We offer a special badge free of charge (the Brevet 250) to all eligible under 18s to encourage our youngest riders.

Under 18s can also join as individual members but we do need their parent or guardian's permission.

The usual answer is yes, although there are some cases where it is not possible.

If you know your number AND did not have any linked household members, then go straight to the Online membership form and enter the number at the top. You will need to fill in most of your details again.

If you had one or more household member(s) linked to your membership then please DO NOT use the online form - contact the membership team. Using the form results in duplication of household members!

If you get a message saying you can't rejoin with your old number (normally something like "number in use") then contact the membership team, don't continue to sign up as a new member. We can normally sort this out quite quickly for you by making an adjustment to your record in our database.

If you can't remember your number then contact the membership team, giving your name and the last address/email we are likely to have on record for you in order to verify your identity. We can look up your number for you.

You must be aged 65 or more by 1st January, and have been a fully-paid up member of Audax for the previous 10 years continuously.  That means it's important that you have renewed your membership in good time in the years leading up to Life Membership, otherwise we'll consider you to have re-joined and set the counter back to zero.

 

Life Membership is free, but you will only receive all 4 editions of Arrivée if you send us the reduced subscription (currently £11)

If you are renewing on line then it will be open from around 3rd October each year. You will receive a renewal notice in November and there will be a reminder in the December Arrivee which will contain information for those paying by cheque. But definitely by December 31st! Please remember that it takes your Membership Team all of December and January to process all the renewals (we have around 8000 members now). If you renew late we normally charge you an additional £5; this reflects the extra work for the Membership team, who have to post your publications individually.

On the envelope of the Autumn Arrivée you will find a personalised message telling you whether you need to renew or not. Inside the magazine you can find full details of the current fees. Don't forget that if you paid for 5 years there may be nothing due.


You will be able to renew your membership online. We use PayPal to take the payments, so you can pay by any payment means PayPal accepts. This includes credit/debit cards.


If you pay by cheque it would help us if you write your membership number on the back of your cheque. Please make cheques payable to Audax United Kingdom.

You can check your own membership record online (see above). However, the database may say you are not yet renewed because your renewal is waiting in a large pile to be processed. DON’T PANIC! If you have sent us your cheque, or you are paying by SO, then you are a valid, insured member.

NB If you do not receive your March publications, please contact us.

Normally middle of the month but the exact date varies.
March   Winter Arrivée
June   Spring Arrivée
September   Summer Arrivée
December   Autumn Arrivée, including renewal reminder.

Our Printers distribute publications to our 8000 members - we do not stuff envelopes ourselves; that is, unless you are a new or lapsed member (ie late with sending in your renewal). If you miss the print deadline, our Membership Team has to post publications individually to you directly from our spares - while stocks last of course.
We send the mailing list to the Printers a couple of weeks before the mailing date, so if you move house don’t forget to amend your details online in good time and/or redirect your mail.

We're not taking new Standing Orders now. Existing ones may continue, but we are intending to offer Direct Debit in future (not ready yet!)

Membership cards are not sent out. But you can download your own card from the Members section of the AUK website.

You can contact the membership secretary to request the creation of your club in our database. If you can include a link to a website or facebook group so we can just check validity (and spelling!) that would be useful.

When your club is created then you can encourage all your clubmates to join Audax UK too!