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Many Rivers to Cross

5 April, 2015
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

This event returns to its traditional Easter Sunday slot this year, providing a 300km BRM within the timeframe needed to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris.

A very substantial day out for the well‐prepared and self‐reliant randonneur. Crosses the rivers Fal, Fowey and Camel by ferries and bridges, large and small.

Note that this is an “X-rated” event, which means there are no manned controls or specific facilities. You attach commercial or ATM receipts to your brevet card for timed controls, and post it to the organiser after the event.

Audax 300km Badge307km
Starts 06:30
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal5 AAA Many Rivers to Cross
AUK id 15-327
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Four Hundreds 200

5 April, 2015
Starting from Penzance
Organiser Martyn Aldis

This event returns to its traditional Easter Sunday slot this year, providing a 200km BRM within the timeframe needed to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris.

A varied route visiting the four ancient Cornish ‘Hundreds’ of Penwith, Kerrier, Pydarshire and Powdershire.

Note that this is an “X-rated” event, which means there are no manned controls or specific facilities. You attach commercial or ATM receipts to your brevet card for timed controls, and post it to the organiser after the event.

Audax 200km Badge207km
Starts 08:00
AAA Gold Grimpeur Medal3.75 AAA Four Hundreds 200
AUK id 15-326
Details and entry from Audax UK site
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Paris-Brest-Paris 1999

Run every four years by the ACP (Audax Club Parisien), this 1200Km Randonee is the most prestigious event on the Audax calendar. Paris-Brest-Paris was originally a cycle race, and predates the Tour de France (which only started in 1903) by 12 years. From it’s roots as a race to it’s current format as Audax Randonee, it has become the ultimate ride for dedicated Randonneurs, with entrants coming from every corner of the globe to take part. I first heard of the event in a Cycling Plus article in late 1995, but had only seriously begun to contemplate entering this years event eighteen months ago. I had completed local randonees up to 200Km, and knew I was capable of greater distances, so this year I entered a full Audax Super Randonneur series (200, 300, 400 & 600Km events) with the intention of qualifying for PBP.

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