Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud

A Local Award for Local People

"the most wanted badge in the South"

The award is available to anybody who completes 5 rides of 100km or over eligible for AAA points starting in the counties of Essex, Herts, Bucks, Surrey, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Greater London within the same calendar year (from 1st Jan to 31st Dec; not the AUK calendar year)

AUK membership is not required.

Successful Grimpeurs du Sud so far are: 153 riders!

Gary Adams

Stephen Agnew

Doug Allen

Rick Ansell

Tom Bailey

John Barnett

Kevin Barton

Peter Bell (x2) O

Nicola Bennett B

Paul Bennett

Richard Berry

Leiv Boyum R3

Martin Brice

Christopher Breed

Dave Brothers (x2)

Paul Britton (x3)

Anton Brown

Paul Brown

Ludwig Brunagel

Rob Bullyment

Jonathan Burt

Jack Camplin

Daniele Cassisa (x2) O

Pat Cherry (x5)

Richard Chew

Jonathan Cooper

George Cordal

Michael Daly O

Martin Davey

Nick Davison

Roger Day

Andy Devlin

Tony Dove

Adrian Downie

Bruce Dunbar (x3)

Miles Emery

Ed Enzor

Geoff Ericson

Lars Ericsson

Daniel Ersser

Marco Fabiani

Mark Fairweather (x2)

Kieran Fitzpatrick

Tom Forbes OR

Mark Fosbury

Kevin Gibson

Mark Gladwyn (x3)

Martin Godwin

Hugh Grainger

Adam Grassby

David Gray

Nick Groundwater

Ray Gunner

Jim Haffey (X2)

Will Hayward

Michael Hilton

Jeremy Hinks O

David Howarth (x2)

Stephen Hodges

Jillian Holford

Simon Holford O

Ed Holt

Tony Huntingdon(x3)

Rob Hyde

Dmitry Ilchenko

Oliver Iles

Colin James (x2)

David Jesse

Justin Jones (x2) OF

Les Jones

Justin Keen

Helen Kellar

Nic Ketley

Louise Lancaster (x2)

Richard Lavery

Mike Lee

Niklas Lindgren

Pete Lockey O3

Philip Longman

Stephen Longman

James Ludlow OF

Martin Malins (x15) OR6

Brian Mann

Ann Marshall (x9) OTR4

Kevin Martin

Alex Mason

James Metcalfe

Liam Morris

Dave Morrison (x3) O2

Jeremy Nason (x5)

Simon Neen O

Robert Norris (x2)

Tom Norris

Jonathan Nunney

Neil O'Brien

Felix Ormerod

Paul Outhwaite

Brad Owen(x2)

Graham Parks

Gavin Peacock

Andrew Phillips

Richard Phipps OR (x5)

Mike Plumstead

Steve Powell (X2)

Anthony Powis

Nigel Pratt

Peter Price

Andrew Preater (x3)

Matthew Radford

Andrew Register (x4)

Stacey Rich (x2)

Eric Richardson (x3) OR

Alessandro Ricevuti

Louise Rigby

Stephen Riley (x3)

Dan Rough S

Cristina Ruiz-Perez

Ian Ryall O

Moritz Schick (x2)

Hilary Searle (x2) ORV2

Alistair Seaton

Arup Sen

Rocco Sepe

Andy Seviour

Nicola Sibbald

Adam Sharpe

Liam Simington

Mark Simmons (x2)

James Skillen ORF

Tim Sollesse

Mike Stoaling (x10) O

Alan Stewart

Anthony Swain

Julian Sykes

Andy Taylor-Vebel (x6)

Mark Tearle

Richard Thomas

Chris Tillapaugh

Matthew Toms

Chris Tracey (x2)

Andrew Turner (x2) OS

David Vine (x2)

Joss Wallace

Jonathan Walters(x2)

Simon Watkyns

Jane Watson

Colin Weaver (x9) O

William Weir (x5) OS

Werner Wiethege(x5) ORF

Tom Willard

Adam Wilson O

Iain Wilson O

Andrew Woolway

Oliver Wright ORF

O: Grimpeur d'Or. 10 eligible events ridden in the same year.

R: GdSRTY. 12 eligible events completed in consecutive months.

F: 5 eligible events ridden on fixed-wheel.

S: Super Randonneur (200, 300, 400, 600km) in eligible rides

V: Grimpeur du Vectis; 5 Isle of Wight eligible rides.

T: 5 eligible rides ridden on tandem

B : 5 rides completed on Bike Shaped Object (eg £79 Halfords bike

Eligible events

Calendar events:

Note to organisers; please email your details for this year's qualifying events so they can be updated

2022 events

Permanent events:

Crowborough or Ripe near Lewes, East Sussex - The Reliable 100Km AAA 1.75

Edenbridge, Kent - Down to Downs 100Km AAA 1.75

East Grinstead, West Sussex - AAA Milne 100Km AAA 1.75

Oxted, Surrey, - Sussexy Beast 160Km AAA 2.75

Balcombe, Forest Row, Brighton, Mayfield etc. - Meridian Hills 200Km AAA 3.5

Edenbridge, Kent - Around Weald Expedition 200Km AAA 3.5

London. - Cornish Riviera Express 1000km, AAA10

Great Bookham, Surrey Surrey Secrets DIY AAA 2.0

DIY Audaxes in the Chilterns WEST LONDON CYCLING

Isle of Wight - 100km Randonnee AAA 1.5 (NB: see rule 5)

Romsey Hampshire Sea Lovers 600 600km 8AAA

Shiny stuff:

  • A 25mm metal badge is available for successful riders (design above) for £3 inc. p/p (please Paypal to the email address listed below) or £2.50 direct at some events.

  • A free gold cloth badge of the same design is available to any rider who has completed 5 years of the award (10 events in one year count double).


  • Any event in the qualifying series (i.e. 100km or over; eligible for AAA points, starting within the specified counties) is valid.

  • The 5 rides must all be completed within the same calendar year (from 1st January to 31st December).

  • 2 or more eligible rides may be ridden in the same day and each will count; unless they are combined into a DIY or ECE ride in which case only one ride will count. 2 50k rides each eligible for AAA ridden in the region will count as a GdS if both ridden on the same day

  • Any eligible event which is extended to a longer distance either "for fun" or as an Extended Calendar Event is eligible.

  • Any Permanent, Extended Calendar Event or "DIY by GPS" ride anybody wishes to organise which qualifies will be valid; although proof of completing such a ride will need to be submitted separately to Martin Malins.

  • The "Isle of Wight Randonnée" is not an AUK ride but has been measured as having the required amount of climbing and distance and is therefore included as a discretionary qualifying ride once a year per rider. The Randonnée and "round the island" ride is subject to verification as a qualifying AUK DIY by GPS following introduction of new AUK validation, please check before riding).

  • A list of all awarded riders and non-AUK members who have claimed the Brevet will be displayed as soon as riders who have claimed have qualified. If you do not wish your qualification to be published on this webpage please advise Martin Malins

Why not make the Brevet one of your goals and see the best of the region from the saddle?

Contact Martin Malins:

malinseastg(remove this)@tiscali dot co dot uk