Paris Brest Paris 2019 (PBP)

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  • Rather than clog up the audax thread, for all things PBP 2019.

    "Between 18th and 22nd August 2019. This 1200km randoneé can trace its roots back to 1891, almost as old as the bicycle itself. It takes place every four years and has the largest number of riders of any audax event."

    http://www.aukweb.net/events/pbp/

  • I'd really like to do it but

    1. planning the qualifiers is difficult between job and parenting
    2. I've already committed to doing the TAWR

    Maybe next time!

  • You have 5 years to get things aligned!
    @Thrasher asked about comparisons between LEL and PBP. A pretty thorough breakdown:
    https://cycling-intelligence.com/2017/08­/27/lel-and-pbp-how-does-it-compare/

  • Yas. Im Pre-qualifying atm.

  • you still need to qualify for PBP by riding a Super Randonneur series of BRM rides (one each at a minimum of 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km) before the end of June 2019

    So DIY's don't count?

  • Brilliant. Thank you.

  • Hello. I'm doing Fenland Friends in September to pre-qualify for this.

  • I'm doing the bare minimum and only going to prequalify with a 200 (LOL), as I'm not doing a whole lot of audaxing this year. Never heard of this ever being a problem.

  • Shit. I should do FF instead of BGB

  • planning the qualifiers is difficult between job and parenting

    Too right!
    I don't think I'll make it next year

    Won't do TAWR either as it clashes with daugter's birthday!

  • I'm doing the bare minimum and only going to prequalify with a 200 (LOL), as I'm not doing a whole lot of audaxing this year. Never heard of this ever being a problem.

    It's never been a problem in the past but people expect it might be.
    In 2015 it didn't sell out. That was despite there being a lot more riders from around the world, places like India, Thailand, etc. But the numbers of French riders, who are 80% of the total, fell to offset this. So it depends on how popular cycling is in France as to how hard it will be to get a place. With another rosbif winning the Tour this year, it might make it a bit easier!

  • mine was born in October so not too much other than 'cross to worry about :)

  • FF might be easier to get to, but I would bet money BGB will be a far more interesting ride.

  • All qualifying rides need to be BRM. Essentially BRMs have are validated by ACP in Paris and they receive a cut of the entrance fee for it) Other UK audaxes are AUK validated so are not recognised by ACP.

    Cynics say the qualifying requirement is a way for ACP to get revenue. TBH I reckon they could just charge more for PBP if that was their objective.

  • mine was born in October so not too much other than 'cross to worry about :)

    Good planning!

  • How much was PBP to enter in 2015?

  • I don't remember but maybe a couple of hundred Euros at most.
    It's not like lel though in that you have to pay for food at controls- or elsewhere.

  • 115 Euros

    hmm. Probably works out the same then money wise.
    Thats one of the things that made LEL good - not really worrying about carrying coins around.

  • What are your logistics?

  • Tbh will probably be a bit more expensive as the control food is not cheap.
    However the experience is amazing. For most of us, it's the only time we'll get cheered through towns and villages and made to feel special for riding a bike.

  • That’s good reason to do it. Where you veggie at the time? Was it ok to get enough calories?

  • I'm also on the start list for this. Having ridden through a lot of the area recently I can't say I'm that excited about it right now...

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