‘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
A sort-of account of one man’s Paris-Brest-Paris in 2019.
“After 20 years at the start of the gymnasium of human rights in Guyancourt, Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur will open a new page in its history with a departure and an arrival of the Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.” Check out this new site: http://velodrome-national.com/
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….
Jo Wood’s fascinating dynamic bulge chart shows progress of the 6000 riders of the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle randonnée. The animation shows where and when riders were bunched up on the road and at controls. Abandons (DNFs) can also be seen accumulating at various controls along the route. Circles used to indicate bunches at controls of…
What do you want to know about PBP? Eric (the campyonlyguy) has helpfully created a series of videos based on his experiences. Is it worth it? How tough is it? Time Picking a start time Fix it now! Weather Making a plan Hands and arms Lodging for you and your bike Relax! Food Getting Yourself and…