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BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:26:02 pm »
For 2020 Randonneurs Netherlands offers you a 1200km brevet from Bordeaux (France) to Dordrecht (the Netherlands). The start is in Bordeaux, the famous and pittoresque town in Southern France. The route leads you via the national park Limousin-Périgord to Paris, Lille, through Flanders and finally through the Netherlands before finishing in Dordrecht.

If you prefer a speedier finish, that’s possible but please bear in mind that we reserved the hotels for specific nights. The same for the support, dropbags and the reception at the finish. Our volunteers are only available at the scheduled nights. So if you want to press on, you’ll be on your own.

Transport to Bordeaux
Two touring cars are at our disposal to transport the 84 participants and their bikes from Dordrecht to Bordeaux. We do have space for a limited amount of recumbents and velomobiles. The bus departs from the StayOkay in Dordrecht at 21 CEST at may 19th 2020. We expect a travel time of 15 hours.
The scheduled arrivel is around noon on may 20th 2020, at the hotel in Bordeaux. You have the afternoon to get settled, resupply, recheck your bike (near the hotel are a good bikeshop and a large supermarket), visit Bordeaux city centre or other

Participation fee
The participation fee is € 385. This includes the bus transfer, 4 nights in hotels, 2 breakfasts (Bordeaux and Lille), dinner the night before the start, luggage transport (with a max of 40 litres) and the usual registration costs. The brevet will be homologated by les Randonneurs Mondiaux (LRM). There’s a maximum of 84 participants. If there are more than 84 interested riders, we’ll have a waiting list.

How to enter
Entry starts on Sunday December 15th at 00.0a CEST. Until December 21st 2019 (23.59 CEST) only Randonneurs Netherlands members can enter. After that date anyone can enter. We expect that there still we have enough places for non Randonneurs Nederland members. Entry is according to the ‘first come first served’ principle. After registration you’ll receive an email with detailed information within 2 weeks.

Further information on our website https://randonneurs.nl/1200b2d/

For a first taste of the route we have a short video: https://youtu.be/qDa9KCqIhLs

quixoticgeek

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Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 01:29:20 pm »
How to enter
Entry starts on Sunday December 15th at 00.01 CEST. Until December 21st 2019 (23.59 CEST) only Randonneurs Netherlands members can enter. After that date anyone can enter. We expect that there still we have enough places for non Randonneurs Nederland members. Entry is according to the ‘first come first served’ principle. After registration you’ll receive an email with detailed information within 2 weeks.


A digit seems to have got lost between when I wrote this and publication. Entry starts at 0001 on Sunday the 15th, so Sunday morning. Yes 0001 is chosen to avoid any ambiguity over when 0000 is...

J
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Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 05:46:15 pm »
The brevet is already on my calendar (or rather, I have made sure that I don't have work obligations). I am curious how it will turn out: usually I do (near) x-rated events where I set my own pace. Hopefully the "etapes" as planned work out. Personally, I would have started a little later and made the second day the longest day. But beggars can't be choosers ;) The organization of the event seems to be well thought out.

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 05:54:22 pm »
I've also requested the week off (and that request has already been granted).

For me it'll probably only a short shower at the first hotel and then plodding on. Near Paris should be enough time in the bank for a couple of hours of sleep. I'll see if I have time for a kip in Lille before starting the final leg.

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 10:49:55 am »
I had this pencilled in but I wasn’t planning on travelling to Dordrecht first. Hmmm. 

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 11:43:48 am »
Presumably if you make your own way there and sort out accommodation yourself, the 84 person limit wouldn't apply to me.....? I'd just need the brevet card   :)

quixoticgeek

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Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 11:50:21 am »
I had this pencilled in but I wasn’t planning on travelling to Dordrecht first. Hmmm.

Please email us to discuss.

Presumably if you make your own way there and sort out accommodation yourself, the 84 person limit wouldn't apply to me.....? I'd just need the brevet card   :)

Please email us to discuss.

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 01:45:47 pm »
I had this pencilled in but I wasn’t planning on travelling to Dordrecht first. Hmmm.

Please email us to discuss.

Presumably if you make your own way there and sort out accommodation yourself, the 84 person limit wouldn't apply to me.....? I'd just need the brevet card   :)

Please email us to discuss.

J

There is a limit for non-competitive events in France of 100 riders (I used to think this limit was 50 but since taking on secretary duties my predecessor tells me it is 100) before you require declarations in prefectures. I don't know what governs the 84 person limit (perhaps hotels) but it is very convenient to stay under the field size limits that excite administrative vigilance.

QG does this mean that I will see you on the road? Or are you on the hotel end of things?

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 04:07:01 pm »
I had this pencilled in but I wasn’t planning on travelling to Dordrecht first. Hmmm.

Please email us to discuss.

Presumably if you make your own way there and sort out accommodation yourself, the 84 person limit wouldn't apply to me.....? I'd just need the brevet card   :)

Please email us to discuss.

J

There is a limit for non-competitive events in France of 100 riders (I used to think this limit was 50 but since taking on secretary duties my predecessor tells me it is 100) before you require declarations in prefectures. I don't know what governs the 84 person limit (perhaps hotels) but it is very convenient to stay under the field size limits that excite administrative vigilance.

QG does this mean that I will see you on the road? Or are you on the hotel end of things?

1 bus = 42 passengers.

quixoticgeek

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Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 10:57:35 am »

There is a limit for non-competitive events in France of 100 riders (I used to think this limit was 50 but since taking on secretary duties my predecessor tells me it is 100) before you require declarations in prefectures. I don't know what governs the 84 person limit (perhaps hotels) but it is very convenient to stay under the field size limits that excite administrative vigilance.

QG does this mean that I will see you on the road? Or are you on the hotel end of things?

Yes.

I am hoping to ride the route check, and then I'll also be doing the controls etc... on the day.

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: BRM 1200 Bordeaux-Dordrecht
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 12:13:04 pm »

There is a limit for non-competitive events in France of 100 riders (I used to think this limit was 50 but since taking on secretary duties my predecessor tells me it is 100) before you require declarations in prefectures. I don't know what governs the 84 person limit (perhaps hotels) but it is very convenient to stay under the field size limits that excite administrative vigilance.

QG does this mean that I will see you on the road? Or are you on the hotel end of things?

Yes.

I am hoping to ride the route check, and then I'll also be doing the controls etc... on the day.

J

PM me if you would like some company on the Dordogne or Charente sections when route checking. I'll try to be quick enough not to hold you up.
Ivo knows where I'm planning to be during the event, if you're doing controls I probably won't see you.