2012: I have ridden just nine 200s this year and certainly won’t be riding any more Audax in the foreseeable future, if ever. My audax years may be going out with a whimper not a bang, but in 22 years I have amassed 1805 points, 47 SR series, 11 years of Randonneur Round the Year, six PBPs, four LELs and 18 consecutive years in the AUK Hall of Fame. Can anyone beat this? If not now, then I’m sure someone will one day. Go for it! Much more important than any of these statistics, I have thoroughly enjoyed my years of cycling, making many good friends along the way, and then of course intertwined with all this is an absolutely unquantifiable amount of romance….


Comments  (comments are now closed.  Thank-you for remembering Dave)

7 Brian Croft 2015-05-01 10:42
How strange to only find out about Dave all this time later and via a facebook post on the Audax page. My first ever 600 was Dave's Transporter Bridge to Transporter Bridge in 2007 and appreciated the help and advice from Dave in my first Audax year. One of main memories is of Dave and Cardiff Byways riding PBP in pink berets. RIP Dave.
6 Matthew Rawnsley 2014-10-23 06:59
A English ride recently rode the Perth Albany Perth 2014 and I got talking to him and asked how David Lewis was going. To my shock he said he passed away a few years ago. I am totally sadden by this news. I lived with David and Ann between mid 1995 and end of 1996 and 6 months in 1999 in their Cardiff home. I regret having lost contact with them. Can some one please pass on my condolences to Ann and family.
5 Ruth & Bob Allen 2013-02-24 13:57
Totally shocked to hear the sad news of Davie's passing. Both Bob and I spent 24 hours with Davie on Brittany Ferries to Santander 2 1/2 years ago. We were able to pass on our expereinces and route suggestions we took a few years previously. Sincere condolences to Anne from us and Brecon Wheelers
4 Ruth Allen 2013-02-24 13:49
I was very shocked to hear the sad news of Davie's passing. Bob and I spent a lovely 24 hours with Dave on Brittany Ferry 2 1/2 years ago to Santander. As we had done the tour of N Spain a few years earlier we were able to pass on our experiences and route to him. Our most sincere condolences to Anne.
3 tim stokes 2013-02-14 21:00
Only just found out about Dave from AUK Mag. What a shock!!!
Although I've not been active for many years, I have fond memories of Dave riding my Audax events and a holiday we had in Brittany. Sadly missed.
2 Ian Hennessey 2013-01-30 13:58
It was a good turnout for an old friend who died far too young.
1 Timm Frenzel 2013-01-28 09:04
There were over 120 people from all over the UK at Dave's funeral service, a very touching occasion. He was one of the most elegant pedallers ever to grace our roads, and one of life's gentlest of gentlemen. You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.