Author Topic: PBP Registration website  (Read 33024 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #575 on: March 12, 2019, 02:32:55 pm »
Just over 300 spots left.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #576 on: March 15, 2019, 06:37:05 am »
About 240 now.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #577 on: March 17, 2019, 11:20:49 pm »
Under 200 places left, 1/4 = 80hr, 3/4 = 84hr, 1 lonely 90hr VS spot.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #578 on: March 18, 2019, 01:13:52 am »
1 lonely 90hr VS spot.

I need to sign up with a tandem to see what happens.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #579 on: March 18, 2019, 06:14:31 am »
Can anyone see how many 84hr VS spaces there are?

Asking for a friend - honest!

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #580 on: March 18, 2019, 01:53:41 pm »
I would guess lots (as a 90hr VS, I can't check the 84hr option) and not worry about the exact number. 84hr VS always has the smallest number of starters of any of the PBP groups.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #581 on: March 18, 2019, 01:55:23 pm »
Can anyone see how many 84hr VS spaces there are?

It should be easy enough for you to check if you go through the motions of registering.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #582 on: March 18, 2019, 07:20:50 pm »
Can anyone see how many 84hr VS spaces there are?

It should be easy enough for you to check if you go through the motions of registering.

I'm already registered in 90Hr VS.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #583 on: March 18, 2019, 07:22:47 pm »
I would guess lots (as a 90hr VS, I can't check the 84hr option) and not worry about the exact number. 84hr VS always has the smallest number of starters of any of the PBP groups.

Cheers, looks like my mates will have to go in the 84hr VS group then, or rather have a better chance at securing a place in May.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #584 on: March 20, 2019, 06:07:19 pm »
Under 150 places now. Still 4:1 for 84hr:80hr
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #585 on: March 22, 2019, 10:53:38 pm »
130 places, 94 of them for 84hr start.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #586 on: March 28, 2019, 09:36:24 am »
Please excuse my ignorance, what are the VS slots? are these for recumbent bikes, bikes with fairings (don't know what they are called)? I have a singlespeed, would that qualify for a VS place!?  :P

LMT

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #587 on: March 28, 2019, 10:45:51 am »
Please excuse my ignorance, what are the VS slots? are these for recumbent bikes, bikes with fairings (don't know what they are called)? I have a singlespeed, would that qualify for a VS place!?  :P

For anything other than a standard diamond frame bike for a single rider.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #588 on: March 28, 2019, 12:02:50 pm »
I've been in the normal starts for three Moulton PBPs (and a big wheeled PBP) but some choose otherwise. My most recent PBP was on tandem and in a VS start (this one ditto).
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #589 on: March 28, 2019, 02:08:10 pm »
Please excuse my ignorance, what are the VS slots? are these for recumbent bikes, bikes with fairings (don't know what they are called)? I have a singlespeed, would that qualify for a VS place!?  :P

For anything other than a standard diamond frame bike for a single rider.

Thanks. I guess what i'm getting at is will it be easier to get a place if I ride a VS bike? I also have a Brompton if that counts which could be hilarious! I didn't do any BRMs last year, so will be waiting until May, or possibly June for some places to free up.

I just want to do the event, and not really fussed which bike I use. I did my first 200k audax a couple of weeks ago, great fun.
Cheers

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #590 on: March 28, 2019, 03:24:04 pm »
You will be competing with the rest of the world for probably less than 100 places. Currently 20 x 80hr, 80 x 84hr (including VS) and a solitary 90hr VS. Those places are dropping a few every week.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #591 on: March 30, 2019, 12:27:34 am »
not promising then.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #592 on: March 30, 2019, 02:18:48 am »
You will be competing with the rest of the world for probably less than 100 places. Currently 20 x 80hr, 80 x 84hr (including VS) and a solitary 90hr VS. Those places are dropping a few every week.

Dropping a few+ per day......yesterday there seemed to be a switch of half dozen from 84 to 80, now

Start date   Time limit   Available places
18/08   80h00   23
18/08   90h00   1
19/08   84h00   65

Not likely to be much left by end of April let alone 25 May and no guarantee any places of pre-registered people who don't complete registration in June will actually go back in the pool.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #593 on: March 30, 2019, 08:50:22 am »
I think there is a guarantee no places will be freed up by uncompleted registrations. I believe that is the compromise they came up with by adding all the additional places.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #594 on: March 30, 2019, 10:14:49 am »
I think . . . .  no places will be freed up by uncompleted registrations [in June]. I believe that is the compromise they came up with by adding all the additional places.
Which is effectively the approach Danial took with LEL. As opposed to drip feeding places to those on the waiting list as riders decided to withdraw, give places to a set number on the 'waiting list' and anticipate withdrawals to balance out that generosity and commitment, without breaching the organising committee's assessment of the sensible maximum number starting. I thought that benefited both organisation (far less hassle) and each rider getting one of those places (who could get on and prepare during spring 2017 with absolute assurance of a start).

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #595 on: March 30, 2019, 11:50:47 am »
I don’t think they’ve made an announcement either way.

If I were them I would wait until June to find out how many people drop out.

SPB

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #596 on: March 30, 2019, 01:14:55 pm »
I don’t think they’ve made an announcement either way.

There was something they posted in response to a question on their PBP Randonneur FB page.

Bob Counts
...I'm wondering historically, what percentage of pre-registrations usually drop out?
John RyeAny pre-registrations which have not been consummated by registration by 19 Jun will lapse so there will be the opportunity to register (wth no pre-registration) on 20 Jun.
Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur: That's right but the organization anticipated the removal of some pre-registrations so the number of available at that time will be very very low.


LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #597 on: April 02, 2019, 09:09:44 am »
Now 16:48:1 places for 80:84:90 hr starts.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #598 on: April 05, 2019, 12:59:58 pm »
That last 90 hour place has gone. Just 7 left on 80 hour and 27 on 84 hour.


Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #599 on: April 05, 2019, 01:50:21 pm »
According to the information I can find I must start the registration process before 18th June and I understand that to do this I will need to enter three of the qualifying brevets.

Presumably this means I will need the acp numbers for those rides.

Could it be a problem for me that my 3rd and 4th brevet are on 18th and 25th of May? Obviously I will have completed the rides but considering one of these is a postal finish will I be able to enter the details by the deadline?

Especially relevant if for some reason I don't complete BCM on the 18th
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