Author Topic: PBP Registration website  (Read 30850 times)

Pedal Castro

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #400 on: February 10, 2019, 11:08:28 pm »
I am group Z this time, I could have gone for group Y again but an extra 15' sleep Sunday night! ;D

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #401 on: February 10, 2019, 11:08:48 pm »
Done   :thumbsup:

90 hr Group T start 2030

Thanks to 1000 / 600 pre registrants for the tips to make life easy. 

G

(looks like over 400 of the  1941 places available at T - 1 went in the first 5 mins)

Off to bed now. 

simonp

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #402 on: February 10, 2019, 11:10:53 pm »
Hmm. They've fixed the PayPal reference thing. I was a little bit worried because I was not asked, but my dossier number is shown on the info on the PayPal website. I guess they got fed up of the issues it was causing with enquiries.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #403 on: February 10, 2019, 11:12:20 pm »
Well that was smooth. Got in at 23.01 and got myself a 20.15 start.  Qualifiers here we come!

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #404 on: February 10, 2019, 11:14:19 pm »
Ah, glad I didn’t miss something on PayPal, had me worried for a mo. 8.15 for me  :)
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #405 on: February 10, 2019, 11:16:35 pm »
I seem to recall you saying it wasn't ideal, but needs must; something to do with a 24.  Wasn't that the time someone tried to nick your bike in Paris?

I started last (apart from a few with mechanicals)
That was when you had to wait around and queue up for hours before the start. My reasoning was that I'd rather relax and start last than have the stress of waiting around and trying to get in an earlier group.
It was the year that someone tried to steal my fixie in Paris on the way to the start.


Pre registered to start at 2015 this time. I would have gone for a 7pm-ish start, as it'll be my 7th PBP, but the 7pm starts got taken!

S'pose I'd better think about qualifying now...

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #406 on: February 10, 2019, 11:21:29 pm »
Phew, the site was easy, my pay pal was not.. but got there in the end. 2015 start and happy with that.  Now the fun starts!  Hopefully all 400’s will get in and then good luck to the 300’s. ::-)

simonp

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #407 on: February 10, 2019, 11:24:24 pm »
Already slowing down a bit, I think. Only 30-ish went in the last 5 minutes.

I wonder if the advice to do a long BRM has changed the profile of the pre-registration rides. More bias towards longer events => exaggerating the impression that it will fill up.



Plodder

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #408 on: February 10, 2019, 11:30:23 pm »
That was far easier than predicted.

The PayPal bit had me worried too but confirmation e-mail received.  :thumbsup:

Another one for 20:15.
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #409 on: February 10, 2019, 11:52:52 pm »
The rush is definitely over for tonight - about 550 places taken, 400 of which went in the first few minutes.

300ers should feel a bit more optimistic I think.

simonp

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #410 on: February 10, 2019, 11:56:31 pm »
Doing that tough 400k last year - my only Audax - was a waste of time! Could have done a much easier 300!  :facepalm:

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #411 on: February 11, 2019, 12:17:27 am »
I'm in, with j4, on the Pino. 17:45 start with all the weird bikes...

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #412 on: February 11, 2019, 08:58:12 am »
Well that was easy. In at 20:30

I was half tempted to go at the back of the fast boys/girls but bottled it and took the extra 10hrs.


Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #413 on: February 11, 2019, 10:16:49 am »
I had tried to convince myself that I wasn't really interested in riding this edition but would just take a look to see if I could have entered. Then my finger seemed to slip and I found myself in group E  ;D

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #414 on: February 11, 2019, 02:59:19 pm »
Once the 300K pre-registration opens and you have entered the 2018 300K brevet what happens next during the sign-up? Do you have to have a pay pal account number? At what point are you actually safely pre-registered?  Thanks (I think)  in advance.

SPB

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #415 on: February 11, 2019, 03:18:59 pm »
Next you pick a wave from those with remaining space, then you're taken to your paypal login screen and from there to the paypal screen to authorise payment of the EUR30.  Then you click return to merchant, and await the confirmation email from ACP (almost instant, in may case).

I don't know what happens if you don't have a paypal account.

simonp

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #416 on: February 11, 2019, 03:25:04 pm »
PayPal works without an account. It will be quicker if you already have one and have everything set up there already.

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #417 on: February 11, 2019, 03:26:52 pm »
It ought to be exactly the same process as clicking through to enter an AUK event via PayPal, if you want to practice.

FifeingEejit

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #418 on: February 11, 2019, 05:28:51 pm »
It ought to be exactly the same process as clicking through to enter an AUK event via PayPal, if you want to practice.

Depends on whether you're willing to accept PayPal's exchange rate or use your Card Issuer's one...
The only difference really...
I still arsed it up though and paid twice :-(


Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #419 on: February 11, 2019, 09:17:21 pm »
1056 places left at 2100.

The previous pre registrations suggest c 80% of the folk pre registering with a 400k will do so in the 1st 24 hrs and we're at hour 21 just now.   

That suggests that there might be another 300 or so folk pre registering with a 400k.

So maybe c 750 places when it opens to 300k riders. 

Not quite the 1000+ I suggested a few weeks ago, but not a million miles away.   Still hope for 300k riders! 


Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #420 on: February 12, 2019, 12:03:31 am »
I'd be interested to see the nationalities of those registered so far.

whosatthewheel

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #421 on: February 12, 2019, 10:05:16 am »
Done. 20:15!

I thought you had a 600... I saw you in Chepstow for the BCM... ::-)

Redlight

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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #422 on: February 12, 2019, 10:17:45 am »
Two year-two SRs qualification requirement for 2023? 
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Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #423 on: February 12, 2019, 10:23:27 am »
I thought you had a 600... I saw you in Chepstow for the BCM... ::-)

Starting not the same as finishing... I had a rough night and got to Dolgellau in time but they’d already packed all the food away and I took that as a sign to pack.

SPB

Re: PBP Registration website
« Reply #424 on: February 12, 2019, 01:32:39 pm »
Two year-two SRs qualification requirement for 2023?

I hope not.  I think the current system is fair.  Audax isn't the only long-distance riding any more, and those of us whose annual riding calendar would normally feature ultra-racing or bikepacking brevets currently only have to find one weekend for a long BRM during the preceding year.  It's pretty easy to do that (and I know in 2022 to make that a 1000km if I want a free choice of start waves).  The qualifying SR series may only be four weekends but, because one is in Jan/Feb, one in Mar/Apr, one in Apr/May, and one in May/Jun, it makes it very difficult to fit in when you consider an ultra or long brevet might take you out for three weeks or more.  This year I'm mostly forsaking the sort of event I would normally do in order to concentrate on the SR and PBP.  If I had to take two years out I probably wouldn't.

Whether you think two successive SR years would be a good or bad thing depends, I suppose then, on whether you think PBP should really be just for audaxers or whether you think it should welcome all types of long distance cyclist.  I can see there could be arguments either way.  As it is, I feel welcomed.