Rides coming up...

Thursday April 24th...
• NSW Singleton 100km
Friday April 25th...
• NSW Denman 150km
• NSW Tenterfield NSW 600km
• QLD Tenterfield NSW 600km
• SA Clarence Park 150km & 200km
• VIC Port Franklin 43km to 200km
• VIC Yarragon 200km
Saturday April 26th...
• ACT Hall 200km & 600km
• NSW Dapto 400km
• NSW Mudgee 115km to 200km
• VIC Port Franklin 43km to 200km
• WA Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup 50km & 100km
See our calendar for the full list of rides

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Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a 1200km randonnee from Paris to Brest on the west coast of France and back to Paris. PBP has become the most prestigious on the global randonneuring calendar and is aspired to by thousands of participants from all continents once every four years; the next PBP will be held on 16th August 2015. Click here to visit the official PBP website.

Alternatively, download the official PBP event flyer. Note this file is approximately 1.7MB, but is in English.

 

Registration

The registration period begins on June 06 and ends on July 14, 2015. Registrations can only be made through the PBP Web site. You can register before having completed the qualifying brevets, but you need to provide the missing brevet certification numbers on or before July 14 or your registration will be cancelled. More about the registration process

 

Preregistration

Preregistration is open to all riders who successfully completed a BRM (or a RM1200 and +) from November 2013 to October 2014. With your preregistration, you will reserve a place for the PBP 2015, as far as there are enough available places. You will have to convert your preregistration to a final registration before June 23, 2015 at midnight (French time) to preserve your preregistration. More about the preregistration process

 

Australian Finishers List

In 1981 Frank Brandon, Russell Moore and Stephen Poole became the fist Australians to take part in PBP since Oppy won the event back in 1931. Over the years more an more Austalians have been making the trip to France. For some this has become a regular visit. In 2011 Audax life member Peter Moore sucesfully completed his sixth PBP to become most frequent participant. Click here to see the complete list of Australian finishers

 

History of PBP

Since its inception in 1891 PBP has evolved from a race designed to promote  newspaper, to a must do event for armature randonneurs the world over. To learn more about the events rich history click here.

 

The Other BPB

Those familiar with the Audax Club Parisien Paris-Brest-Paris may have noticed that for PBP 2011, the event was rebranded PBP Randonneur. The reason for this change was its coincidence with the Union des Audax Fran├žais's PBP Audax. As distinct from free paced PBP Randonneur, the PBP Audax is a fixed pace group ride. The PBP Audax operates on a five year cycle as opposed to the four year cycle of PBP Randonneur. In 2011 Australians Nick Dale and David Minter successfully completed both versions of the event. The 20 year wait means that this could possibly be a once in a lifetime achievement. Click here to find out more about PBP Audax.

 

Other PBP Stories

Thanks and Gratitude, by Trevor King who completed PBP in 1999 with a broken pelvis

The Fifth Paris-Brest-Paris, an account of the 1931 race by Sir Hubert Opperman

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