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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: offcumden on January 25, 2016, 06:40:11 pm

Title: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: offcumden on January 25, 2016, 06:40:11 pm
Join a French-based, international group of riders on the 16th edition of ‘L’Européenne’.

A gentle introduction to long(ish) multi-day riding for those who like to sleep in a bed o’nights; or a convivial ride ‘en peloton’ for those who’ve done the bus-shelter thing, and can see the attraction of a good sit-down meal with a glass of wine, followed by a night on a soft mattress.

This event, “L’Euro P’N’ 2016: ‘La Route des Forteresses’”  is organised by a group of enthusiast volunteers, in the French ’Euraudax’ style, led by a ‘capitaine de route’ and run off at c. 22.5 kmh moving average.  Overnight stops are at hotels or hostels (mostly castles this year), and all meals are inclusive. Pick-up is in Paris (free secure parking for the duration), returning the following weekend by overnight coach from Prague.

Route is undulating (but not, I think, severe!), with baggage following in a van.  Helpful to have some French, as this is the lingua franca.

Lots of info on the website, http://www.europn-ffct.org/edition-2016/project-2016/  with programme and booking form in English.  Any questions, please ask here or PM me.
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: mattc on January 25, 2016, 06:46:48 pm
Is it really a week of roughly 107km-a-day?

(and might be worth posting the price, as that tends to be a big factor in decision-making)
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 25, 2016, 06:53:17 pm
The entry form suggests 750€. Not bad at all, given what is included. For Matt, helmet compulsory.
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: mattc on January 25, 2016, 06:57:04 pm
The entry form suggests 750€. Not bad at all, given what is included. For Matt, helmet compulsory.

Thank-you!

(I know I'm not the only one to whom this matters.)
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: Veloman on January 25, 2016, 06:59:24 pm
Is it really a week of roughly 107 187km-a-day?

(and might be worth posting the price, as that tends to be a big factor in decision-making)

FTFY!
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: Aunt Maud on January 25, 2016, 07:01:05 pm
The entry form suggests 750€. Not bad at all, given what is included. For Matt, helmet compulsory.

Thank-you!

(I know I'm not the only one to whom this matters.)

Don't you ever get the feeling you're missing out ?
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: mattc on January 25, 2016, 07:09:42 pm
The entry form suggests 750€. Not bad at all, given what is included. For Matt, helmet compulsory.

Thank-you!

(I know I'm not the only one to whom this matters.)

Don't you ever get the feeling you're missing out ?
tried it already, thanks!
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: offcumden on January 26, 2016, 03:39:31 pm
Is it really a week of roughly 107 187km-a-day?

(and might be worth posting the price, as that tends to be a big factor in decision-making)

FTFY!

To clarify: the riding is spread over 5 days, giving an average of c.150kpd.  Note that this is based on the provisional route; there will inevitably be some route tweaking yet, so you'll no doubt get a bit more for your money.
Yes, all-in price 750 euros - or 700 if you're quick!

Another feature of the ride worth mentioning is the presence throughout of trained and licenced motor-cycle escorts (usu 4 or 5 guys), which makes for a very different experience.
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on January 26, 2016, 03:53:42 pm
HK and I enjoyed the Motos at PBP Audax and other UAF brevets, and chatting with familiar Moto folk at PBP Randonneur. They know their stuff regarding guiding a peloton through without much disruption to other traffic.
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: Hummers on January 26, 2016, 06:51:10 pm

Another feature of the ride worth mentioning is the presence throughout of trained and licenced motor-cycle escorts (usu 4 or 5 guys), which makes for a very different experience.

Are these providing a fully licensed and stocked mobile bar?

H
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: offcumden on January 26, 2016, 06:59:09 pm
If you want. 'Full' escort services attract an additional charge, though.
Title: Re: Audax Otherwise - 750 kms Beilstein (Germany) to Prague - 11-17 September 2016
Post by: offcumden on January 29, 2016, 09:45:03 pm
Just a few days left to catch the 50 euros reduction for early entries - although still plenty of time to think it over.

In a forlorn attempt to try and wish the winter away I've just entered my first AUK event for ages. Hope this hooly blows itself out well before the Birdwell 100 on March 6!