Author Topic: The other PBP – Audax in 2016  (Read 1658 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« on: December 27, 2015, 11:58:49 am »
For 2-6 July 2016, HK and I will be riding the UAF's PBP Audax. It is similar to 2015's PBP Randonneur but the 1200km is ridden as a group led by 'road captains' at 22.5km/h between stops. Four course meals, wine and hotel accommodation are included in the entry fee. The group's luggage is carried by a following car, so there is no need for big bags on our bikes.

More details are available at the UAF website. Helmets are mandatory, as are lights and reflective vests at night. Pre-inscription of 150€ is required by 31 January (late entries, add 30€) and entries close on 31 March (total 630€). The ride jersey is included, of course, and the peloton looks very impressive riding into the finish in matching jerseys.

This video gives a decent idea of what the ride will be like, though the route will be different. Audax, not PBP Randonneur and HK's ride report might be interesting reading.
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Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 12:31:59 pm »
How many people take part?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 12:37:22 pm »
Between 50 and 150 in each start for every 1000+km UAF brevet we've done since 2010. It is difficult to feed and accommodate larger groups without delays. I also think the French highway requirements change as the group size increases - below a certain size, no escort; bigger group, escort car/s; larger again, motorcycle marshals

PBP Audax 2011 had separate starts in July and August to overcome that problem. There were around 200 starters combined.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 07:09:21 am »
To assist foreigners towards riding PBP Audax 2016, the UAF has added an English-language entry form. Estranger qualification requirements are somewhat lower than for the French.
http://www.audax-uaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/English_pre_registration_Paris-Brest-Paris.pdf
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 11:03:06 am »
A fairly long slideshow of photos that gives a decent flavour of riding PBP Audax 2016

http://lerandonneurvendomois.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/paris-brest-paris-audax-2016-en-image.html

The riders came from Australia, Belgium, Britain, France, Sweden and the USA.
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 11:12:42 am »
:thumbsup:

I followed the whole thing on the UAF's FB page, it looked great. Jacques did a great job.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: The other PBP – Audax in 2016
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 10:57:25 pm »
PBP Audax has swapped to quadrennial editions, so late June 2020 for your next chance to enjoy the 'other PBP'. Discussions of some previous PBP Audax brevets at https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7055.25
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