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Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:50:04 pm »
Hello all,

Next year my club will be running Rennes - Brest - Rennes which is a French Brevet run infrequently generally the year before PBP. So the idea is to do the Breton part of PBP. The ride starts in Rennes, joins the PBP route at Vieux Vy sur Couesnon, then riders have to control in Loudeac, Carhaix, Brest and finally retrace back. It probably is the hardest bit of the PBP route but also the nicest IMHO. It is coming from a Breton, not that we are known for being objective on the relative merits of he rest of France and Brittany, but you can ask "PBP anciens" for an impartial opinion about this.
So for all the PBP nostalgic, this is an occasion to climb the Roc Trevezel, go through Huelgoat and others Breton villages and for those who have never done PBP an occasion to scout the hardest bit, not that it is nowhere as hard as randonnees like the mille Cymru. A zed stop will be organised somewhere close after Brest.

To get there from the UK (or at least Southern England), the easiest and cheapest is probably to take the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and then either ride the 65km or so to the start or take the train that wil get you and your bike to Rennes city centre. If you need accomodation in Rennes let us know here and we will make our best to help you. The actual start is in Chantepie which is just on the edge of Rennes.

Those who want to practice their French can go there : http://parisbrestparis2007.actifforum.com/t5596-rennes-brest-rennes-2018

Martin

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 10:29:37 pm »
I got J'y serai but that's about it;

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? ca m'interresse beaucoup

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 10:56:08 pm »
Sounds good - and I'd certainly echo the notion that the middle 600 of PBP is more interesting topographically than the first and last 300s.

Lots of reasonably-priced hotels near the start too  :thumbsup:
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Martin

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 11:43:15 pm »
que veux dire ca?

représentants Britanniques ou Ruban blanc 

que nous sommes merde de poulet?

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? , il n' y a rien dans le forum, je suis vraiment serieux

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 07:26:14 am »
This looks quite appealing.

Shame it's the same week as the two most appealing AUK events :(  #firstworldproblem

Have fun everyone!
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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 10:44:18 am »
que veux dire ca?

représentants Britanniques ou Ruban blanc 

que nous sommes merde de poulet?

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? , il n' y a rien dans le forum, je suis vraiment serieux

A Ruban Blanc is the French equivalent of a yacf'er, for registering I am not sure how they plan to do the pre-registering but I've asked the organiser in chief, I am mere ambassador or "représentant Français chez yacf".

As soon as I get news, I let you know but don't worry there will be room for our British friends.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 11:57:09 am »
Sounds very interesting.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 09:39:17 pm »
Sounds very interesting.

but I'm not sure you are free that weekend Ian.  However, I am very definitely up for this.  It sounds like a job for my Moulton which fits unobtrusively on Eurostar and TGV.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 10:58:28 pm »
Sounds very interesting.

but I'm not sure you are free that weekend Ian.  However, I am very definitely up for this.  It sounds like a job for my Moulton which fits unobtrusively on Eurostar and TGV.

Oh bugger.  You're right.

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 11:57:01 pm »
Sounds very interesting.

but I'm not sure you are free that weekend Ian.  However, I am very definitely up for this.  It sounds like a job for my Moulton which fits unobtrusively on Eurostar and TGV.
Did I forget to mention that Rennes is just a 1h25 away from Paris? So yes for those of you with folding bike or at least a bike that can fit in a bike bag, that's easy by Eurostar.

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 11:59:13 pm »
Sounds very interesting.

but I'm not sure you are free that weekend Ian.  However, I am very definitely up for this.  It sounds like a job for my Moulton which fits unobtrusively on Eurostar and TGV.

Oh bugger.  You're right.
Doh, I would have liked to see you at the start.

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 11:49:15 pm »
I got J'y serai but that's about it;

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? ca m'interresse beaucoup

Registration will be open in January. To keep things simple, people coming from abroad will be able to register in advance and pay on the day just before the start.

Bairn Again

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 11:03:14 am »
Given my aim for 2018 is quality rather than quantity, this appeals. 

With the ability to work from pretty much anywhere, I could do this with possibly just the Monday off work to recuperate and travel home. 

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 05:36:47 pm »
I got J'y serai but that's about it;

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? ca m'interresse beaucoup

Registration will be open in January. To keep things simple, people coming from abroad will be able to register in advance and pay on the day just before the start.

Is there likely to be somewhere to leave stuff at HQ?  I'm thinking of empty Bike bags

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 05:58:48 pm »
I got J'y serai but that's about it;

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? ca m'interresse beaucoup

Registration will be open in January. To keep things simple, people coming from abroad will be able to register in advance and pay on the day just before the start.

Is there likely to be somewhere to leave stuff at HQ?  I'm thinking of empty Bike bags
There will be, I think that they will let you leave stuff at the start as it will be from the organising club if not you are welcome to leave stuff at my place which is about 5km from the start.

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2017, 08:23:00 am »
Any campsites nearby ?

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2017, 08:15:50 pm »
Doh, I would have liked to see you at the start.

Likewise, old chap.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 10:18:55 am »
http://www.chantepie-cyclo.fr/images/stories/documents/600.pdf has got pretty much all the required information ... except it requires payment by cheque.  Bit of an issue for those us from outside the Eurozone.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 11:03:34 am »
I got J'y serai but that's about it;

comment s'inscrire s'il vous plait? ca m'interresse beaucoup

Registration will be open in January. To keep things simple, people coming from abroad will be able to register in advance and pay on the day just before the start.

This should solve your problem Somnolent?

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 12:04:20 pm »
Yes, that's correct. If you struggle with the form in French, let me know.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 12:15:57 pm »
To keep things simple, people coming from abroad will be able to register in advance and pay on the day just before the start.
This should solve your problem Somnolent?[/quote]
I should read back further  :facepalm:     Thanks anyway, Jacques

Yes, that's correct. If you struggle with the form in French, let me know.
No problem with the form or the French, just Britanny Ferries humoungous prices for the St.Malo route.

Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 02:55:08 pm »
Yes, that's correct. If you struggle with the form in French, let me know.

I'm not sure about "le port du casque est très fortement conseillé."  I must wear headphones?

By "Une lampe frontale n'est pas considérée comme un éclairage", is that referring to a head torch?

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 03:02:55 pm »
Yes, that's correct. If you struggle with the form in French, let me know.

I'm not sure about "le port du casque est très fortement conseillé."  I must wear headphones?

By "Une lampe frontale n'est pas considérée comme un éclairage", is that referring to a head torch?
It means wearing a helmet is strongly recommended and head torches are not accepted as bike lights.

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Re: Rennes - Brest - Rennes BRM 600 - 9th June 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 03:27:26 pm »
Casque = Helmet, of course!  Obvious when I think about it really. 

But please don't anyone start THAT debate all over again.