Author Topic: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation  (Read 15215 times)

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2018, 09:38:48 pm »
I've booked https://uk.hotels.com/ho182449/?display=description
looks quite nice

I'm in there too, on the Sat and Thursday

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2018, 11:27:40 pm »
Prices for PBP dates have more than doubled already. Clearly others have been booking up the hotels.

Have you tried to clear the cookies on your computer and then look at the prices again?

Nothing to do with saved cookies and the budget one is now no longer available on Sat night.

Something odd I noticed with that for the 2 Velodrome Ibis hotels; You could ask it for 2 nights Friday/Sat and it'd give you a price, but it would't allow any arrivals on the saturday for 1 or 2 nights.
It will however allow you to arrive on the Saturday if you book 3 nights.

It also will not allow a 2 night stay starting on the 21st. nor will it allow a 1 night stay arriving on the 21st or 22nd;

presumably it's some form of availability management that kicks in when the number of rooms are limited.



Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2018, 07:59:34 am »
I have booked 2 nights in an air bnb. Looks very comfy. About 1Km from start. Includes accomodation for my trike. Will have to brush up my French!

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2018, 01:36:31 pm »
I've just been desperately trying to book something for 2023 - nightmare task I can tell you!
Garry Broad

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2018, 01:46:58 pm »
I received my volunteer application form a few days ago. The form suggests that the start has been moved out to Rambouillet.

This would make sense as it’s on the main line to Brest. It’s also a gorgeous looking town.

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2018, 02:55:34 pm »
That's quite some shift of the start! 25km or so.
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2018, 02:58:08 pm »
Bit of a laugh if you booked accommodation next to the old start.

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2018, 02:59:45 pm »
maybe that'll make it a true 1200 ride (instead of 1230) - i'd gladly take one hour's gift!

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 03:29:24 pm »
I received my volunteer application form a few days ago. The form suggests that the start has been moved out to Rambouillet.

This would make sense as it’s on the main line to Brest. It’s also a gorgeous looking town.
Good for you  :thumbsup:

(ANYWHERE is gorgeous in France compared to St-Q-Y)

What sort of deal do vollys get? Meals? Cheap accommodation of any sort? And what language requirements do they have?
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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2018, 03:39:21 pm »
I suspect we get a t-shirt and possibly a sandwich. Which works for me. PBP have been very good in giving LEL a stall at every registration for yonks. I'm keen to return the favour, and I'm keen to learn how they do things. I've put myself down for Monday until the end, so I'm free before the start to do LEL stuff

(apologies for diverting the topic)

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2018, 04:49:45 pm »
I received my volunteer application form a few days ago. The form suggests that the start has been moved out to Rambouillet.

This would make sense as it’s on the main line to Brest. It’s also a gorgeous looking town.

This brochure suggests the start is at the Velodrome as usual:-

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=cnVzYS5vcmd8cGJwdXNhd2lraXxneDoyZjY0MTc2YmQ2ZDA5NDBi
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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2018, 04:55:06 pm »
Great news if the start moves.

Well more the end.

The velodrome was not a great end to the ride in 2015, yes it was passing it down, but there was nowhere easy to go watch riders finish and cheer and jeer.

Many hotels won’t have their bookings open for the month of August 2019 yet, so I am certainly not going to worry about it all. I stayed in Versailles itself last time. Much nicer than being near the start, some great restaurants etc. and then some big old house to look around.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2018, 05:16:59 pm »
I received my volunteer application form a few days ago. The form suggests that the start has been moved out to Rambouillet.

This would make sense as it’s on the main line to Brest. It’s also a gorgeous looking town.

This brochure suggests the start is at the Velodrome as usual:-

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=cnVzYS5vcmd8cGJwdXNhd2lraXxneDoyZjY0MTc2YmQ2ZDA5NDBi

My email from the organiser, M. Rivet, talked of a new start at Rambouillet. The form I translated for him said the same. I suspect this is a recent development.

Phil W

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2018, 06:49:43 pm »
If it is a Rambouillet start then there is a new paved cycle way that you can pick up not so far after Avenue Verte that will bring you almost all the way to the Seine, in a fairly direct way.

New start looks much better for finishing from Dreux.  Google maps also says Rambouillet is 26km from the velodrome. So I also think it is an attempt to bring PBP back down to nearer 1200km.


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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2018, 06:57:36 pm »
It's also somewhere that seems to have next to no hotel availability!

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2018, 07:09:15 pm »
I’ll have to say that this has given me a little giggle.

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2018, 07:11:01 pm »
The velodrome was not a great end to the ride in 2015, yes it was passing it down, but there was nowhere easy to go watch riders finish and cheer and jeer.

I must confess I didn't like it either. I much preferred the sports centre that they used in 2011. Sure, it was older and scruffier, but it was also friendly and relaxed. It didn't have bored jobsworth security scowling at you, nor was it surrounding by drab landscaping. I totally understand why they chose it, but I don't think it worked as well as it looked like it would on paper.

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2018, 07:53:41 pm »
The velodrome was not a great end to the ride in 2015, yes it was passing it down, but there was nowhere easy to go watch riders finish and cheer and jeer.

I must confess I didn't like it either. I much preferred the sports centre that they used in 2011. Sure, it was older and scruffier, but it was also friendly and relaxed. It didn't have bored jobsworth security scowling at you, nor was it surrounding by drab landscaping. I totally understand why they chose it, but I don't think it worked as well as it looked like it would on paper.

Couldn't agree more.
Garry Broad

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2018, 08:24:50 pm »
Having just done the Semaine Federale. It's only fair to point out that security is a much greater concern than it was in 2011.

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2018, 09:44:38 pm »
Having just done the Semaine Federale. It's only fair to point out that security is a much greater concern than it was in 2011.

I fear a certain cycling club may need to be extra careful then...

You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2018, 10:54:28 pm »
Whilst the velodrome in general was a bit pants, the starting organisation was vastly superior to any previous versions.   No hanging around for hours, just find the right pen at the right time.

Let’s hope that all this is carried forward to any new location.

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2018, 10:55:06 pm »
+1 to that
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2018, 03:55:45 pm »
maybe that'll make it a true 1200 ride (instead of 1230) - i'd gladly take one hour's gift!

There will have to be other rerouting. Taking ~25km off each end of a 1230km ride brings it under 1200km. Less of a problem as PBP is a mandatory route.
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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2018, 03:59:10 pm »
maybe they could keep the finish near the velodrome, if that is logistically feasible?

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Re: Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Accommodation
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2018, 04:34:58 pm »
Having just done the Semaine Federale. It's only fair to point out that security is a much greater concern than it was in 2011.

I fear a certain cycling club may need to be extra careful then...



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Our LEL campaign worked quite well on this stuff:

Regards,

Joergen