FAQ

Fundamental

According to article 13 of the rules of brevets:

Riders should provide supporting documentation to the club from which he or she wants to get the medal, as well as payment. The club can obtain the medal upon verification of the given brevets results numbers (homologation).

Supporting documents are your results numbers (homologation). In addition, it will be helpful for a club if you provide dates and organizers of the brevets you passed to ease verification process.

Just pass a series of brevets 200, 300, 400 and 600 km in one season extent.

According to article 13 of the brevet rules:

Super Randonneur: This title is earned by any rider who completes a series of brevets (200, 300, 400, and 600 km) in the same year.

You can receive a medal if you:

  • Successfully passed a brevet following the rules;
  • You denoted that you want to receive a medal in a brevet card which you handed in to an organizer club representative just after the finish of a brevet*;
  • You fully paid fees for participation and medal.
  • Our club do not operate with brevet-cards, so your desire to get a medal you should denote durint the registration on the brevet.

Mark is a physical or electronic document with an assigned number of your registered result (homologation). This number is assigned to all the participants (not to a brevet) who passed a brevet following the rules. Namely, it’s a proof that your result is registered.

Mark is handed out by an organizer club not separately, but glued into your brevet card. If you chose an electronic variant of a brevet card, a mark will be included into electronic version of your brevet card.

According to articles 8 and 9 of the brevet rules brevet card is a document which proofs that you passed all the checkpoints and a finish line in allowed time. You have to hand in your brevet card to an organizer club representative in order to register your results in ACP.

NB: Our club does not use brevet-cards for distance passage control. Distance passage controll is carried out by means of uploaded by participant GPS track. It means we do not hand out brevet-cards on the start, and do not expect participants hand them in on a finish. See our comments to articles 8 and 9.

Brevet card is a document, which is filled in by brevet participant. Brevet card is a proof that you passed checkpoints and a finish line in allowed time. See articles 8 and 9 of brevet rules.

NB: Our club does not use brevet-cards for distance passage control. Distance passage controll is carried out by means of uploaded by participant GPS track. It means we do not hand out brevet-cards on the start, and do not expect participants hand them in on a finish. See our comments to articles 8 and 9.

Firstly, a clear description of a route and checkpoints locations.

Secondly, is registration of your result in case if you pass the brevet.

At the last an organizer club should give you a number of your result (homologation).

Club has a right to impose additional requirements—those not listed in the rules of brevets,—only to their club members. In other cases such requirements are not valid, and if organizer club insists, such actions should be challenged in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

The requirements of some Ukrainian clubs regarding wearing helmet and mounted aerobars are not valid for all the participants who are not their club members.

The only thing for non-organizer club members which can be demanded from participants is to follow the rules of brevets.

You can participate in brevet despite organizer club denial if you are sure you follow the rules. Then write a letter to an organizer club and a local ACP representative in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

The only set of your obligations are the rules of brevets.

Pay attention to the article 7: “All riders are required to conduct themselves in a civil manner and abide by all applicable vehicle codes, laws, and regulations. All riders are required to respect local customs with regards to decorum.”.

In accordance to article 5 of the rules of brevets neither ACP, nor local ACP representative and organizer club “do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the course of a brevet”.

The first and the main—organizer club is obligated to follow the rules of brevets. Clear distance description, checkpoints description, checkpoints serving in accordance to articles 9 and 10 are also organizer club obligations.

The second—organizer club is obligated to register results for those participants, who passes distance following the rules of brevets and in denoted time limits.

Audax Club Parisien is a French cycling club, founded in 1904. It holds cycling events as well as manages randonneuring all over the world.

Brevet is a cycling marathon which is registered by Audax Club Parisien. Such events are held in accordance to official rules.

General

You can contact your local ACP representative for details on registering a new club.

It’s totally natural and right to have few club at the same location. For those who participate in brevets such a situation diversifies routes and dates when they can participate in brevets.

It often happens that clubs unable to read your thought, so, contact them. Offer your ideas and routes.

How to select a club to contact? It’s absolutely up to you. Contact the closest one if you don’t know what to do, or to your club. Or even create your own club!

There are no universal receipts. Be prepared physically, but keep in mind, that brevets are not competitions, so it would make things worse if you are speeding from the start—do not waste yourself, the distance is too long and time limits allow you to see the world around.

Usually medals and marks are received by clubs at the end of season, which runs from November to October inclusively. So, if you passed a brevet on the season start, you still receive your medal and mark on a season end.

No. Medal is just a commemorative souvenir.

Medal is just a commemorative souvenir, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want an additional medal for the distance you already have medal for.

It should be said, that medals design is changed each Paris—Brest—Paris cycle, so you can extend your medals collection with a medals with fresh design in a new cycle.

No. Conceptually brevets are not competitions and the movement unites enthusiasts and fans. Namely participation in audax movement cannot be the reason for obtaining sports rank.

As we already said, brevet is registered by Audax Club Parisien. Participation in such an event is regulated by the official rules. In turn cycling marathon is a long pleasure ride which is not regulated by the rules of brevets, and often is not regulated by any rules at all.

Namely, any brevet is a cycling marathon, but not any cycling marathon is a brevet.

Your training level is a crucial thing for successful passing of distance. If you are novice, try the short brevet first, say 200 km, and increase the distance as your confidence grows throughout a season.

We recommend to use a vehicle in a good technical condition. As said in article 10 of the rules: Poor bicycle or equipment maintenance, fatigue, lack of fitness, hunger, etc. are not unforeseen and beyond the control of the rider and therefore will not serve as a valid reason for being late.

Two main thing you should have are human-powered vehicle and you wish to take part.

Brevets in Ukraine

You can contact your local ACP representative for details on registering a new club.

It’s totally natural and right to have few club at the same location. For those who participate in brevets such a situation diversifies routes and dates when they can participate in brevets.

It often happens that clubs unable to read your thought, so, contact them. Offer your ideas and routes.

How to select a club to contact? It’s absolutely up to you. Contact the closest one if you don’t know what to do, or to your club. Or even create your own club!

Usually medals and marks are received by clubs at the end of season, which runs from November to October inclusively. So, if you passed a brevet on the season start, you still receive your medal and mark on a season end.

Club has a right to impose additional requirements—those not listed in the rules of brevets,—only to their club members. In other cases such requirements are not valid, and if organizer club insists, such actions should be challenged in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

The requirements of some Ukrainian clubs regarding wearing helmet and mounted aerobars are not valid for all the participants who are not their club members.

The only thing for non-organizer club members which can be demanded from participants is to follow the rules of brevets.

You can participate in brevet despite organizer club denial if you are sure you follow the rules. Then write a letter to an organizer club and a local ACP representative in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

In a new season 2018, due to significant differences in views on following the rules of brevets, ACP board decided to two representatives in Ukraine, keeping Ukraine as one geographical area in an ACP calendar. None of them is in charge and they do the same tasks.

Yes, you can.

Organizer club should follow the official rules of brevets, which makes no such limitations. Organizer may only make such constraints for organizer club members, but must not do this for independent randonneurs or other clubs members.

All questions

You can contact your local ACP representative for details on registering a new club.

It’s totally natural and right to have few club at the same location. For those who participate in brevets such a situation diversifies routes and dates when they can participate in brevets.

It often happens that clubs unable to read your thought, so, contact them. Offer your ideas and routes.

How to select a club to contact? It’s absolutely up to you. Contact the closest one if you don’t know what to do, or to your club. Or even create your own club!

There are no universal receipts. Be prepared physically, but keep in mind, that brevets are not competitions, so it would make things worse if you are speeding from the start—do not waste yourself, the distance is too long and time limits allow you to see the world around.

According to article 13 of the rules of brevets:

Riders should provide supporting documentation to the club from which he or she wants to get the medal, as well as payment. The club can obtain the medal upon verification of the given brevets results numbers (homologation).

Supporting documents are your results numbers (homologation). In addition, it will be helpful for a club if you provide dates and organizers of the brevets you passed to ease verification process.

Just pass a series of brevets 200, 300, 400 and 600 km in one season extent.

According to article 13 of the brevet rules:

Super Randonneur: This title is earned by any rider who completes a series of brevets (200, 300, 400, and 600 km) in the same year.

Usually medals and marks are received by clubs at the end of season, which runs from November to October inclusively. So, if you passed a brevet on the season start, you still receive your medal and mark on a season end.

No. Medal is just a commemorative souvenir.

Medal is just a commemorative souvenir, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want an additional medal for the distance you already have medal for.

It should be said, that medals design is changed each Paris—Brest—Paris cycle, so you can extend your medals collection with a medals with fresh design in a new cycle.

You can receive a medal if you:

  • Successfully passed a brevet following the rules;
  • You denoted that you want to receive a medal in a brevet card which you handed in to an organizer club representative just after the finish of a brevet*;
  • You fully paid fees for participation and medal.
  • Our club do not operate with brevet-cards, so your desire to get a medal you should denote durint the registration on the brevet.

Mark is a physical or electronic document with an assigned number of your registered result (homologation). This number is assigned to all the participants (not to a brevet) who passed a brevet following the rules. Namely, it’s a proof that your result is registered.

Mark is handed out by an organizer club not separately, but glued into your brevet card. If you chose an electronic variant of a brevet card, a mark will be included into electronic version of your brevet card.

According to articles 8 and 9 of the brevet rules brevet card is a document which proofs that you passed all the checkpoints and a finish line in allowed time. You have to hand in your brevet card to an organizer club representative in order to register your results in ACP.

NB: Our club does not use brevet-cards for distance passage control. Distance passage controll is carried out by means of uploaded by participant GPS track. It means we do not hand out brevet-cards on the start, and do not expect participants hand them in on a finish. See our comments to articles 8 and 9.

Brevet card is a document, which is filled in by brevet participant. Brevet card is a proof that you passed checkpoints and a finish line in allowed time. See articles 8 and 9 of brevet rules.

NB: Our club does not use brevet-cards for distance passage control. Distance passage controll is carried out by means of uploaded by participant GPS track. It means we do not hand out brevet-cards on the start, and do not expect participants hand them in on a finish. See our comments to articles 8 and 9.

Firstly, a clear description of a route and checkpoints locations.

Secondly, is registration of your result in case if you pass the brevet.

At the last an organizer club should give you a number of your result (homologation).

Club has a right to impose additional requirements—those not listed in the rules of brevets,—only to their club members. In other cases such requirements are not valid, and if organizer club insists, such actions should be challenged in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

The requirements of some Ukrainian clubs regarding wearing helmet and mounted aerobars are not valid for all the participants who are not their club members.

The only thing for non-organizer club members which can be demanded from participants is to follow the rules of brevets.

You can participate in brevet despite organizer club denial if you are sure you follow the rules. Then write a letter to an organizer club and a local ACP representative in accordance to articles 18 and 19 of the rules of brevets.

The only set of your obligations are the rules of brevets.

Pay attention to the article 7: “All riders are required to conduct themselves in a civil manner and abide by all applicable vehicle codes, laws, and regulations. All riders are required to respect local customs with regards to decorum.”.

In accordance to article 5 of the rules of brevets neither ACP, nor local ACP representative and organizer club “do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the course of a brevet”.

The first and the main—organizer club is obligated to follow the rules of brevets. Clear distance description, checkpoints description, checkpoints serving in accordance to articles 9 and 10 are also organizer club obligations.

The second—organizer club is obligated to register results for those participants, who passes distance following the rules of brevets and in denoted time limits.

No. Conceptually brevets are not competitions and the movement unites enthusiasts and fans. Namely participation in audax movement cannot be the reason for obtaining sports rank.

In a new season 2018, due to significant differences in views on following the rules of brevets, ACP board decided to two representatives in Ukraine, keeping Ukraine as one geographical area in an ACP calendar. None of them is in charge and they do the same tasks.

Audax Club Parisien is a French cycling club, founded in 1904. It holds cycling events as well as manages randonneuring all over the world.

As we already said, brevet is registered by Audax Club Parisien. Participation in such an event is regulated by the official rules. In turn cycling marathon is a long pleasure ride which is not regulated by the rules of brevets, and often is not regulated by any rules at all.

Namely, any brevet is a cycling marathon, but not any cycling marathon is a brevet.

Your training level is a crucial thing for successful passing of distance. If you are novice, try the short brevet first, say 200 km, and increase the distance as your confidence grows throughout a season.

Yes, you can.

Organizer club should follow the official rules of brevets, which makes no such limitations. Organizer may only make such constraints for organizer club members, but must not do this for independent randonneurs or other clubs members.

We recommend to use a vehicle in a good technical condition. As said in article 10 of the rules: Poor bicycle or equipment maintenance, fatigue, lack of fitness, hunger, etc. are not unforeseen and beyond the control of the rider and therefore will not serve as a valid reason for being late.

Two main thing you should have are human-powered vehicle and you wish to take part.

Brevet is a cycling marathon which is registered by Audax Club Parisien. Such events are held in accordance to official rules.