TYPE OF CYCLE
Sunday 04 :00 - 05 :00 pm
Solo and all-terrain cycles
Sunday 05:30 pm
Tandems, triplets, tricycles and all special cycles
Sunday 06:00 - 08:00 pm
Solo and all-terrain cycles
To be respected
Sunday 09:00 - 10:00 pm
To be respected
Monday 04:50 am
Tandems, triplets, tricycles and all special cycles
To be respected
Monday 05:00 am
Solo and all-terrain cycles
To be respected
Monday 05:30 to 08:00 am
Before Thursday 05:00 pm
To be respected
The PBP 2011 rules shown here are provisional and are subject to reevaluation until August 2011.
Article 1 :
The Audax Club Parisien will organise on August 21-25, 2011 the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®, a 1200 km free-paced BRM event, in which riders are not allowed to get any support, except that permitted by the organizers. PBP is run according to the FFCT event charter.
Article 2 : Conditions of entry
Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® is open to FFCT, UFOLEP and FSGT members, as well as to all international riders. The minimum age is 18 years at the date of the start. Riders must have completed a Super Randonneur brevet series (200, 300, 400 and 600 km) of ACP-sanctioned brevets in 2011, either in France or abroad. Any ACP-sanctioned brevet of higher distance can be ridden to substitute for a missed brevet. The rider number may be restricted. The rider limit will be published on the official PBP 2011 website.
The ACP will give priority to riders having completed BRMs in 2010. Some countries may add local selection criteria. The priority selection process will be handled through a preregistration scheme.
Article 3 : Rider Restriction
In the case of limited participation, a quota per country will be calculated as follows :
Number of French homologations in 2007 + 39% of the available supplement, i.e. of the difference between the maximum number of registrations in 2011 and the number of homologations in 2007.
Number of homologations of the country in 2007 + a percentage of the available supplement after deducting the French complement. The percentage is determined as the fraction f = (total km homologated by country in 2010) / (total km homologated by all foreign countries in 2010).
Quota for country = (Nb. country homologations in 2007) + (country complement), where country complement = f * (available supplement - french complement - Nb. country homologations in 2007).
Countries with less than 30 homologations in 2007 will be regrouped and assigned the same quota.
Registrations will be deducted from the quota of a country at the time payment is accepted. The country is determined by the nationality of the club with which the rider is affiliated.
If a quota is not filled completely, the available places will be re-allocated at the discretion of the ACP. If a quota is exceeded, the ACP will manage a waiting list.
Article 4 : Preregistration
Preregistrations are open to those who have completed
at least one BRM in 2010. The preregistration date depends on the longest brevet validated
in 2010. Limited places will be available.
Individual preregistrations starts :
|BRM done from
Nov. 2009 until Oct. 2010
|Preregistration starts on|
|1000 KM or RM1200||April 03, 2011|
|600 KM||April 17, 2011|
|400 KM||May 01, 2011|
|300 KM||May 15, 2011|
|200 KM||May 29, 2011|
Some countries may apply local conditions to validate the preregistration. For example, in France,
UFOLEP and FSGT members will not be allowed to pre-register until one week after FFCT members
who have ridden the same mileage.
The preregistration will reserve a place for PBP 2011 at the time your payment is accepted. Limited places will be available. Available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have not converted your preregistration into a definite registration by June 19, 2011 at midnight (French time), you will lose your reserved place. You can still apply for registration, but without priority.
The preregistration is through the Internet only via the PBP website : www.paris-brestparis.org with mention of rider affiliation, rider license number and homologation number of the longest BRM ridden (non-exhaustive list).
For multi-rider vehicles, the rider who rode the longest BRM will preregister, and his or her co-riders will get the same priority to preregister.
Article 5 : Registration
Registration can only be made through Internet on the PBP website : www.paris-brest-paris.org
where you can view the status of your registration form. You can register as soon as you have completed at least three of the four qualifying brevets which are scheduled between October 31, 2010 and July 17, 2011.
Registration Schedule Your place will definitely be reserved at the time your payment is accepted.
Registrations will be processed according to the date of payment until the limit of available places is reached. If the limit is exceeded, a waiting list will be opened. While you are on the waiting list, your payment will not be debited from your account.
Applications that have not been completed by July 17, 2011 at midnight (French time) will definitely be cancelled and the rider considered as not starting.
Refunds will be possible only under the conditions set by the cancellation insurance. To DNF on a qualifying
brevet will not be a condition for refund.
Your application will be processed when you have completed your registration form with the homologation numbers of your four qualifying brevets. Then you will receive a confirmation email with the number of your frame badge and instructions concerning the ride.
If the follow-up of your form on the website indicates « validated » and you do not receive the confirmation email, you must contact the organizers at the following addresses :
Article 6 : Payment
A secure payment option will be presented at the end of your preregistration and/or
registration. It may be individual or collective. No payment by wire transfer, check or cash will be accepted.
The preregistration fee is €30, non refundable and will be deducted from the final registration fee. The registration fee is :
Residence in France : : 105 €
Residence outside France : 110 €
Reduction (6 euros) for the FFCT licenses
The registration fee includes :
• participation in PBP 2011
• official water bottle and document pouch
• PBP 2011 frame number
• PBP 2011 brevet card
• PBP 2011 rider tracking chip
• engraved souvenir medal (if you are homologated)
• Super Randonneur medal
• cancellation insurance andmedical evacuation insurance according to the insurance contract
• arrow signs on the course
• supervision by official cars and motorcyclists
• access to the various checkpoints
• emergency support at the checkpoints
• 17th PBP DVD
• results brochure sent in early 2012 to your address
The organization points out that the expenses of food, bedding and, if necessary, repatriation are the sole responsibility of the participants.
Article 7 : Cancellation
Initiated by the participant :
The cancellation insurance provided by the organizer allows you to recover all or part of the amount of your registration fee, provided you meet the conditions of the insurer.
Initiated by the organizer: :
If the event has to be cancelled by the organizer because of unforeseen circumstances, whether the organizer is responsible or not, only the amount of the entry fee will be refunded, as well as the cost of requested meals. No other indemnity will be paid. If the cancellation is due to an epidemic or any other wide-spread animal disease, which is an eventuality not covered by the organizer's insurance, a deduction of €25 will be made from the refunded sum.
In the two preceding cases: :
- If the order for the jersey and the reflective vest has already been placed by the Audax Club Parisien at the date of cancellation of the event, it will be honored and therefore not refunded.
- The « Super Randonneur »medal will be delivered and its cost of €6 will not be refunded.
Article 8 : Rules for Bikes
Any machine with two or three wheels steered by a handlebar and propelled by muscle power via a transmission
consisting of one or several chainrings may be used. The machine must not exceed 1 meter wide. Machines not meeting
these criteria will have to be vetted by AUDAX CLUB PARISIEN.
Tri-bars and all forms of extended bars are forbidden.
Machines must possess a lighting system powerful enough to be seen at a distance of 100 m from the front and 150 m from the rear. It must be securely and permanently fixed on the bike, even during daytime, and in working order at all times. Flashing LEDs at the rear are forbidden. Backup lighting systems are strongly recommended.
Lights must be turned on at all times during hours of darkness or other low-light conditions, whether the participant rides alone or in a group.
If the controllers stop a rider because of no lighting or insufficient lighting, they will not allow himor her to continue until the lighting failure has been repaired, unless he or she has emergency lighting. In this case he or she may ride to the next checkpoint.
We recommend that riders of recumbents add a protection to the crankset, either a chain guard fixed at the frame, or a chainring guard slightly larger than the big ring. We also recommend a left rearview mirror which may be attached on the back of the glove. Finally, we recommend mounting a safety flag, if possible with reflective strips, at the top of a pole, at least 1.40 meters above ground.
Riders are advised to complete at least a 400 km or 600 km event on the same machine that will be used for PBP.
In order to make checks easier, all participant will be given a frame number. It must remain attached to the bike throughout the ride.
Article 9 : Equipment
If your reflective vest is hidden (e.g. because you are carrying a backpack or riding a recumbent), make sure that you have additional reflective material to ensure you are seen.
It is recommended to wear a randonneuring club’s jersey, the official P.B.P. jersey or any other RM event’s jersey. Professional cycling teamjerseys are prohibited.
Article 10 : Route and Controls
The official route sheet will be sent with your frame number when your application is processed.
The route is subject to authorities' agreement.
The out and back directions are marked by arrows of different colors. Official controls are :
On the way out :Gymnase des Droits de l'Homme at SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES (GUYANCOURT), VILLAINES-LA-JUHEL, FOUGERES, TINTENIAC, LOUDEAC, CARHAIX, BREST. On the return, there will also be official controls at MORTAGNE-AU-PERCHE and DREUX.
A food stop is provided on the way out at MORTAGNE- AU-PERCHE. A sleep and food stop is provided at SAINT NICOLAS DU PELEM in both directions and at Quedillac on the return. There may also be secret controls.
Riders must stay on the official route. Please be aware that the insurance coverage will be invalid if you deviate from the official route. All riders and all support crews must act correctly towards the controllers everywhere and at all times. The organizers reserve the right to modify the above mentioned route or checkpoints in case the competent authorities deny the authorization to take a certain route.
Article 11 : Responsibilities and Insurance
Under all circumstances, riders must respect and obey the French traffic laws. The use of a
cell phone is forbidden while riding.
It is expressly noted that cyclists participating in PBP ride at their own risk and that the organizers do
not provide personal insurance coverage. Riders are not covered unless they have taken out an individual insurance
including a repatriation option for non-French participants. The participant accepts responsibility for his own insurance when registering.
A "Responsabilité Civile - Défense et Recours" policy has been taken out by the organizers for the duration of the event, for allmaterial or corporal damage caused to a third party by a participant. All participants should take out additional coverage for medical assistance and repatriation.
The organizer's policy does not cover any damage to bike or equipment in case of a fall or in case of theft. Personal insurance must be taken out to cover these risks.
In all places riders have to care for their personal belongings. The ACP cannot be held responsible in case of loss or theft.
The organizer cannot be held responsible for the return costs of participants who abandon the ride.
Article 12 : Rider Tracking
A brevet card and a magnetic chip will be distributed to each rider before the start. The rider must
keep both in good condition. We recommend attaching a recent passport picture to the brevet card (35x25 mm).
Riders must always carry their brevet card and their magnetic chip and must personally ensure that their card is validated at each control, whether official or secret.
Loss of the brevet card or the chip, missing or incomplete validation, whether from an official or a secret control, will result in disqualification.
Article 13 : Sign-in
Each participant must go to the bike check with your printed entry confirmation at the time which has been assigned by the ACP
according to your request:
- Saturday, Aug 20 from 08h00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. for riders starting on Sunday, Aug 21.
- Sunday, Aug 21 from 08:00 to 11:30 a.m. for riders starting on Monday, Aug 22.
Once your bike has been checked, go to the gymnasium. Show your picture ID and you will receive your road book, your tracking chip, your frame number and other items. Then sign the start sheet.
Start control will take place at the Gymnase des Droits de l’Homme, from one to two hours before each official start. Beware: Missing brevet card validation or a missing chip recording at the start will result in disqualification.
Start: As required by the police headquarters, riders will start in waves. For safety reasons, cars and motorcycles will lead the riders through Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (15 km). It is forbidden to overtake them (offenders will be attributed a penalty).
Article 14 : Opening and Closing Time of the Controls
The opening and closing times indicated in the brevet card must be respected scrupulously.
Note : For riders starting from 04:00 p.m. to 05:30 p.m., all opening times are free. Riders must arrive at each control within the time limits. Only a serious material incident may be accepted as justification for late arrival, and the delay must be recovered within the next two controls at the latest .
Article 15 : Homologation, DNFs and Failure to Comply with the Time Limits
Whatever the time of arrival, a brevet ridden in less than 43h56 will not be homologated
(this corresponds to an average speed of 28km/h).
All participants who have ridden in compliance with the rules earn a medal engraved with their official time, time penalties included. The medal has been designed specifically for the 17th P.B.P.
Riders who abandon must return their brevet card to a controller or another member of the organization, sign it and annotate it with "DNF" or "Abandon". The abandoning rider has to remove the frame number and the tracking chip, but can keep both items.
The various documents will be returned to the rider, together with the results brochure of the 17th P.B.P., around January 2012.
Article 16 : Medical Test
Amedical testmay be requested by the French Ministry of Health and Sport, which will bear the costs. Refusal to undergo this control or a positive test outcome will result in disqualification.
Article 17 : Support Vehicles
Support vehicles are forbidden on the riders’ official route. Riders who wish to have a support vehicle (even for only one control) must specify it at registration. A special route has been provided for support vehicles. Riders canmeet their support vehicle only at the checkpoints and within 5 km from the checkpoints. Both the rider and the driver of the support vehicle must sign a solemn pledge, whereby they say that they have been informed about the level of support to be provided to the rider, and that the support crew must absolutely comply with the present regulations, otherwise penalties will be attributed.
Article 18 : Penalties and Appeals
The ACP reserves the right to refuse entry to Paris-Brest-Paris and to disqualify riders in case of major transgressions.
Official controllers will be clearly identified. Any violation of the regulations recorded by official controllers will be penalized according to the following scale.
Riders will be informed of the attributed penalty either immediately or at the next checkpoint. Penalties will be noted in the brevet card. They apply to the overall time only.
No rider can be definitely stopped because of penalities during the event. Penalties will accumulate in the case of new infractions.
SCALE OF PENALTIES
|Overtaking cars or motorbikes at the start of the event||1 h|
|No lighting at night, or under conditions of poor visibility||1 h|
|Violation of the French traffic law - Use of cell phone while riding||1 h|
|Drafting with someone not taking part in the event||1 h|
|Environmental pollution||2 h|
|Absence of (or hidden) reflective vest at night||2 h|
|Refusal to obey controllers||2 h|
|Registered vehicle present on the official route although the driver pledged to follow the special itinerary.||2 h|
|Support given on the route, or in the control towns, by a non-registered vehicle||5 h|
|Incorrect behavior of rider or support crew
towards the controllers
It is explicitly stated that riders take part in the event solely at their own responsibility. Any rider passing
his or her brevet card to another rider will be disqualified. This action absolves the organizers of responsibility
in case of any accident suffered or caused by this other rider during the event.
All complaints must be addressed within 5 days after the finish by registered mail to :
Mr Jean-Gualbert FABUREL
2, rues des Aulnes
Article 19 : Environment
All riders must respect the environment in the control towns and all over the route of the
Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®. Riders will be liable for any damage noted.
It is strictly forbidden to litter on the road. Your ecofriendly behavior benefits all riders, and the public image of randonneuring is at stake !.
Article 20 : Image Rights and Liberties
Riders expressly authorize the organizers of the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®, or their
proxies such as partners and media organizations to use static ormoving images on which theymay appear and which
have been captured during their participation in Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® for publicity purposes, including
promotionalmaterial and/or advertising, throughout the world and for the longest period provided by the law,
regulations, and treaties in force, including any extensions that may be made to this period.
According to the French law on Informatics and Liberties of January 6, 1978, you have a right to access and rectify any personal information. Through us, youmay receive offers fromother companies or associations. If you do not want to, just write us and tell us your name, address and if possible your frame number.
Article 21 : Updating
The PBP commission reserves the right to modify these rules and if needed to decide about eventualities not
foreseen in the present rules.
The PBP commission can modify the conditions under which the event is run.
As far as possible, decisions or possible modifications will be brought to the attention of the participants :
- Either by using the press, radio, and Internet, at
the latest three days before the date of the event
if a possible cancellation is foreseen.
- Or during the event by loudspeaker and posters.
Dated : June 04th, 2011