Andrew Kerr’s view of Kiwi Randonneurs’ Apiti Hills 200:
How do you explain to someone why they should ride a long distance on a bicycle, through the night, through the wind, through the sun, through the cold, through the rain, through whatever conditions fickle fate decides to throw at you? [Puddle]
‘Euraudax’ Paris-Brest-Paris has formal groups riding at fixed speeds, whereas Randonneurs ride at their own speed and aren’t bound to eat the meals provided by the organisation. Both Euraudax PBP and PBP Randonneur have an intermingled history: http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/history/union-des-audax-francais.html
Damon is always entertaining and his videos capture the essence of Paris-Brest-Paris: “The typical PBP rider is a 52 year old man. I’m one of those and I can tell you that life isn’t usually a lot of fun for us. I watched a BBC4 documentary about postcards and the people who collect them recently….