THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
An extremely high DNS rate, 10 out of 27 (more than 30%), some riders having informed us last minute and others not at all. either way, organisers wasted a lot of time, energy and money on them.
what this means is that we will be changing registration procedures from next time
and all participants, from whichever city, will have to pick up brevet cards by the evening before the event and fill it out themselves, print their own route cards etc
All participants are told repeatedly to read and observe the rules of Audax Club Parisien, inspite of this 4 Participants had arranged 2 support/back up vehicles that were on the same course as the riders.
Participants details of Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux that are conducted across the world are maintained by ACP in an international database and the same standard is expected to be set everywhere in the world.
Each Randonneur and wanna be Randonneur is expected to facilitate setting this standard, not the opposite. it is your responsibility to read and adhere to the rules and help organisers ensure that.
Instead of offering any manner of apology for not following the rules, they have been arguing their right to break them, in a most unsportmanlike manner. These 4 Sanjay, Mandar, manoj and sarwottam have been DNFed.
And at last....
THE GOOD..... the reasons that make it worthwhile. some things to celebrate!
The purpose of holding the 200 and 300 BRMs more often is to get more cyclists to start randonneuring and to that end we are happy to welcome Arun, Bani and Raman into the fold.
Raman was our first guest rider from Hyderabad, hopefully more cities will get involved and we will have the oppurtunity to ride BRMs in Hyd soon
We must also make note of the first Randonneur, Anil, to complete a Brevet on a Folding Bike, and hope to see more diversity of cycles in future.... ghoda cycle anyone, or a tandem?
Congratulations to Nishit who completed his first half Iron Man just before this Brevet
Congratulations to Prashant and Mohinder singh also, to have completed their Super Randonneur series
Really commendable of you, Mehul, and others to have organized this ride. Congrats to all those who participated and completed the ride. Keep it up!
I missed out on this BRM due to personal commitment and plan to ride any future 200kms BRM after the monsoons.
Is there any website which lists all the upcoming BRMs with the dates?
The upcoming events beyond October are yet to be planned and approved by ACP. This will happen only in October/November.
There are 2 rides before that. You can find them on the calendar at https://sites.google.com/site/punerandonneursclub/calendar