|ACP Brevet Medals||Finish an ACP-sanctioned brevet of:
Application period: year round.
|ACP Super Randonneur||Complete one of each of these ACP-sanctioned brevets:
during a single season.
Application period: year-round.
If you are going to PBP, you will receive your SR medal at rider check in.
If you are not going to PBP, you can apply for your SR award and order a medal after PBP.
|International Super Randonneur||Complete a Super Randonneur series with each ride in a different country, over any period of time [details].
Apply to Audax UK.
|Super Randonnée 600||Super Randonnées are mountainous Permanents of 600 km with over 10.000 m of elevation gain.
Riders have the option of riding a Super Randonnée either as a Randonneur or as a Tourist.
Randonneurs have a 50 hour time limit for 10,000 m of elevation gain.
The requirement for Tourists is to complete the route with consecutive daily minimum riding distances of at least 80 km on average.
Super Randonnées are very demanding rides.
|Randonneurs Mondiaux 1200km Medal||Finish a 1200km or longer RM-sanctioned randonnée.
Application period: year round.
|ACP Randonneur 5000||To qualify for this award, the randonneur must complete:
Some additional French events can also be used as qualifying rides.
The qualifying events must be completed within a four-year period, beginning on the date of the first qualifying event.
In normal years, Randonneur 5000 applications are accepted from 1 June to 15 September.
|ACP Randonneur 10000||Complete at least 10000km of brevets including:
Kiwi Randonneurs have an interesting page showing local and world-wide results for randonnees.
Damon Peacock has recorded some insights into Audax (Randonneuring)
Sage advice from Mark Thomas:
- Try to maintain 20kph (including stops) during the day.
This is easy to calculate, even when tired.
- Keep stops short enough to keep on that schedule.
- 18 hours x 20kph = 360km or 24 hours of brevet time.
That gives me 6 hours in 24 for rest.
5 hours rest instead allows me to start with an hour in the bank.
- Don’t panic if falling behind.
I assume a shorter sleep break can fix time deficits..
- Be cognizant of the 10 hours extra time on return.
Forgetting this can induce unnecessary panic.
- Ok to settle for 15kph (including stops) during days 3-4.
Anything better than the 20kph/15kph is gravy. Stop for ice cream.
- Did I mention this already?
Videos by Damon
Audax is a cycling sport in which participants attempt to cycle long distances within a pre-defined time limit.
Audax is a non-competitive sport: success in an event is measured by its completion.
Audax has its origins in Italian endurance sports of the late nineteenth century, and the rules were formalised in France in the early twentieth century.
In the present day, there are two forms of Audax: the original group-riding style, Euraudax, governed by Unions des Audax, and the free-paced (allure libre) style usually known as Randonneuring, governed by Audax Club Parisien.
The original form is mostly popular in France, but also in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Randonneuring is popular in many countries including France, Great Britain, Singapore, Australia, Canada, the USA and China.
Advice on preparing for PBP from the doyen of Queensland Audax Club (Australia).
No doubt there will be plenty of pre-ride tips available, and they are all worthwhile taking on-board. At the risk of going into infom1ation overload, I offer these comments/tips for prospective entrants, in the hope that they will be of some help.
Obviously preparation is the No. 1 priority, both from a personal and logistics point of view.
On the personal side, and bearing in mind that different training techniques suit different people, depending on their strengths and weaknesses, it is nevertheless vitally important to accustom the body to prolonged periods on the bike, riding in differing conditions.
In no way am I asserting that that my training schedule was the ultimate preparation, but it worked for me! Continue reading “Lindsay Green’s P-B-P Comments”
Jean-Gualbert Faburel (Vice President ACP):
“For a good preparation for PBP, we recommend building up to the event throughout the year.
The brevets should be done in order, just like the other stages toward Paris-Brest-Paris.
We understand that some are forced to do the qualifying brevets out of order or all at once, but they should continue training regularly afterward. It is important to ride well in July and into August, to avoid losing the benefit of the qualifying brevets. Continue reading “Preparation for PBP”