Author Topic: Les Douze Cents, 2020  (Read 726 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Les Douze Cents, 2020
« on: December 10, 2019, 12:12:31 pm »
Looks tasty. http://ledouzecents.blogspot.com/2019/10/nouvelle-version-du-douze-cents.html

I've not done a French Audax (just one abroad so far, a Belgian ride) and with 7 months to 'train' for it I think I should be able to fettle myself into a condition to do the ride. https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=xdluanmfeteqglqc&language=en makes it look lumpy, but it seems that rather than continuous rolling lumps from start to end, the climbing is wrapped by the 791 km mark, after that it's all downhill to the arrivée.

On the other hand, Milles Pennine is on July 3rd so I am in a bind. MP is obviously easier to get to (and home from) and would be cheaper. I am not convinced that I will be recovered two weeks after. But some hard nuts might feel like MP is a good warm-up for LDC!
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


S2L

Re: Les Douze Cents, 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 12:28:55 pm »
The site seems something from the early 90s...
They must have spent 6 figures for it... *


*any reference to real cases is unintentional

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Les Douze Cents, 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 12:38:45 pm »
A few stronger AUKs have ridden this. The organiser is very experienced, a good egg and comfortable with monoglot foreigners.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Les Douze Cents, 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 09:11:55 am »
The first edition was tough, above all difficult to manage. It was also very hot weather. I went out in the car into the Creuse to see if I could catch any on the return leg and I pretty much melted after doing 30kms on the bike. IIRC a certain number went overtime at the control at the Pas de Peyrol. It is total autonomy, find your own bus shelter stuff. The route has changed this time round. I can find a write up in french. There may well be one in english on here as well, I will let older, wiser heads sort that out for you.

In view of recent election results 2020 may be a good year to do an overseas brevet before you start needing more complex health insurance. Gofer it!

Re: Les Douze Cents, 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 10:19:13 pm »
As Promised a few accounts - "comptes rendus" (CR) - which are all on the site of the 1200.

 First 2016 - http://douzecentslive.blogspot.com/p/compte-rendus-2016.html

And 2012 - http://douzecentslive.blogspot.com/p/compte-rendus.html

Some in english. Happy reading. And try some of the french ones as well as the english, particularly Yvan's from 2012.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Les Douze Cents, 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 11:54:20 pm »
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD