Sunday 16:00 to 17:30
Tandems, triplets, trikes and all special bikes
Sunday 18:00 à 21:00
Tandems, triplets, trikes and all special bikes
Monday 05:00 to 05:30
The PBP 2019 rules shown here are provisional and are subject to reevaluation until August 2019.
Article 1 :
The Audax Club Parisien organizes on August 18-22, 2019 the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®, a 1200 km free-paced "Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux" event, in which riders are not allowed to get any support, except as permitted by the organizers. Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® is run according to the FFCT event charter.
Article 2 : Entry conditions
Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® is open to FFCT, UFOLEP and FSGT members in 2019, as well as to all international
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 2019, which are run in many countries by duly ACP-approved organizers. Any ACP-sanctioned brevet of a higher distance can be substituted for a missed brevet.
Article 3 : Rider Restriction
The rider number may be restricted. The rider limit will be published on the official Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® 2019 website.
Article 4 : Preregistration
Preregistrations are open to those who have completed at least one "Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux" in 2018. The preregistration date depends on the longest
brevet validated in 2018. Limited places available.
Individual preregistration starts :
|"Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux" ridden from
Nov.01, 2017 to Oct.30, 2018
|Preregistration starts on|
|1000 KM or RM1200 and +||January 14, 2019|
|600 KM||January 28, 2019|
|400 KM||February 11, 2019|
|300 KM||February 25, 2019|
|200 KM||March 11, 2019|
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 seven days after FFCT members who have ridden the same mileage.
The preregistration will reserve a place for Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® 2019 at the time your payment is accepted. Limited places available. Available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have not converted your preregistration into a definite registration until June 23, 2019 at midnight (French time), you will lose your reserved place. You can still apply for registration, but without priority.
The preregistration can only be made through Internet on the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® website : www.paris-brest-paris.org
with mention of rider affiliation, rider licence number and homologation number of the longest "Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux" ridden.
For multi-rider vehicles, the rider who rode the longest "Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux" will initiate the preregistration, so that his or her co-rider(s) will get the same priority to preregister.
The preregistration fee is €30, not refundable but deducted from the registration fee.
Preregistrations will be cancelled on June 20th, 2019 if the registration was not initiated (minimum three Qualifying events ("Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux") indicated in the registration form).
Article 5 : Registrations
Registrations can only be made through Internet on the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® website : www.paris-brest-paris.org
where you can view the status of your registration form.
Registration Schedule You can register as soon as you have completed at least three of the four qualifying brevets which are scheduled between October 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Your place will be definitely reserved at the time your payment is accepted.
* limited places available.
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. As long as you are on the waiting list, your payment will not be debited from your account.
Applications that have not been completed on July 03, 2019 at midnight (French time) will be definitely canceled and the rider considered as not starting. Any registration is definitive and not refundable. To DNF on a qualifying brevet will not be a condition for refund. Your application will be processed only when you have completed your registration form with the homologation numbers of your four qualifying brevets. Then you will receive a confirmation email with 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 :
• France : Inscription_fra@paris-brest-paris.org
• International : Inscription_int@paris-brest-paris.org
Article 6 : Payment
A secure payment option will be proposed 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 deducted from the final registration fee.
The registration fee will be fixed as soon as all costs are known; it will be between €130 and €150.
Reduction of €10 for FFCT members
The registration fee includes:
• participation in Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur 2019
• official water bottle
• official reflective vest
• hot meal at the finish
• official document pouch
• PBP 2019 frame number
• PBP 2019 brevet card
• PBP 2019 rider follow-up
• engraved souvenir medal (if you are homologated)
• medical evacuation insurance according to the insurance contract
• arrow signs on the course
• supervision by official cars and motorcyclists
• access to the various checkpoints and food stops
• emergency support at the checkpoints
• results brochure and 19th Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® DVD sent to your address in early 2020
The costs of food, sleeping and of repatriation in case of DNF, are the sole responsibility of the participants.
Article 7 : Cancellation
Initiated by the participant :
No refund will be made.
Initiated by the organizer: :
f the event has to be canceled by the organizer because of unforeseen circumstances, whether the organizer is responsible or not, only a fixed sum of 50 € will be refunded. No other indemnity will be paid.
Requested jerseys will be delivered if, at the date of cancellation of the event, the order has already been placed with the supplier by the Audax Club Parisien.
Article 8 : Rules for Bikes
Any bike with two or three wheels steered by a handlebar and propelled by muscle power via a transmission consisting of one or several chainsets may be
used. The bike must not exceed 1 meter wide. Bikes not meeting those criteria will have to be vetted by the Audax Club Parisien. Handlebars extensions are allowed only if they do not extend beyond a line created between the front of the brake levers, which must not be pointed forward. Electric bikes are forbidden.
Bikes 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 him or 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 crank set, either a chain guard fixed at the frame, or a chainring guard slightly larger than the big ring. We also recommend at least a left rear view mirror which may be attached on the back of the glove. Finally, it is strongly recommend to mount a safety flag with reflective stripes, at the top of a pole, at least 1.40 meters above ground. The bikes with fairing must imperatively be equipped with reflective stripes at the front, back and sides.
To test their equipment, riders are advised to complete at least a 400 km or 600 km event on the same bike that will be used for Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®.
In order to make checks easier, all riders will have their number marked on a frame badge which must remain attached to the bike throughout the ride.
Article 9 : Equipment
According to French traffic law, a high visibility vest MUST be worn when riding at night (EN 1150 or EN ISO 20471 certified to meet international safety standards).
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.
Light-coloured clothing is recommended for night riding. It is highly recommended to wear an approved helmet throughout the event. 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 team jerseys are prohibited.
Article 10 : Route and Controls
The official route sheet will be sent when your application will be processed. The route is subject to authorities’ agreement.
The out and back ways are marked by arrows of different colours.
Official controls are :
On the way out : start control at the Bergerie nationale of RAMBOUILLET, then VILLAINES-LA-JUHEL, FOUGÈRES, TINTÉNIAC, LOUDÉAC, CARHAIX, BREST.
On the way back: additional 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 QUEDILLAC and SAINT-NICOLAS-DU-PELEM on both ways.
There may also be secret controls on both ways.
Riders must stay on the official route. Please be aware that the insurance cover will be invalid if you deviate from the official route.
The organizers reserve the right to modify the above mentioned route or checkpoints in case the competent authorities deny the authorisation to take a certain route.
All riders and all support crews must everywhere and at all times act correctly towards the control personnel.
Article 11 : Responsibilities and Insurance
Under all circumstances, riders must obey the French traffic law.
It is especially to be noted that cyclists participating in Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® ride at their own risk and that riders are not covered unless they have taken out an individual insurance. The participant asserts under the honor principle to be covered by insurance when registering.
A «Responsabilité Civile - Défense & Recours» policy has been taken out by the organizers for the duration of the event, for all material or corporal damage caused to a third party by a participant.
This policy includes additional coverage for medical assistance and repatriation for all participants.
This policy does not cover any damage to bike or equipment in case of a fall or in case of theft. Personal insurance must be bought to cover those risks.
In all places riders have to care for their personal belongings. The ACP cannot be held responsible in case of loss or theft.
Article 12 : Rider Tracking
A brevet card and an electronic tracking device will be distributed to each rider before the start. The rider must keep both in
good condition. We recommend to fix a recent passport picture on the brevet card (35x25 mm).
Riders must always carry their brevet card and must personally ensure that their card is validated at each control, whether official or secret.
Loss of the brevet card, loss of the tracking device, missing or incomplete validation, whether from an official or a secret control, will result in disqualification.
Article 13 : Sign-in
You must go to the bike check at the time which has been assigned by the ACP according to your request :
- Saturday, Aug 17 from 08h00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. for riders starting on Sunday, Aug 18.
- Sunday, Aug 18 from 08:00 to 13:00 a.m. for riders starting on Monday, Aug 19.
Once your bike has been checked, go to the control hall. Show your official picture ID and you will receive your brevet card, tracking device, frame badge and other items. Then sign the start sheet.
Start control will take place outside the Bergerie nationale of Rambouillet, from 15 to 45 minutes before each official start. To avoid the crowds, please do go to the start place earlier.
Beware: Missing brevet card validation or a missing tracking device recording at the start will result in disqualification.
Start: As required by the police headquarters, riders will start in waves.
For safety reasons, official vehicles will lead the riders through the first kilometres. It is forbidden to overtake them (offenders will be attributed a penalty).
Article 14 : Opening and Closing Time of the Controls
Passage of the participants within the schedule of closure indicated on brevet cards is compulsory for every control. Opening hours will be also indicated but for information only. Only a serious material incident may be accepted as justification for late arrival, and the delay must be recovered at the latest within the next two controls.
Article 15 : Homologation, DNFs and Failure to Comply with the Time Limits
Whatever the realized time, a brevet ridden in less than 43h24 will not be homologated (this corresponds to an average speed of
All participants who have ridden in compliance with the rules earn a medal engraved with their official time. In case they have been attributed a time penalty, it will be included in the finishing time. The medal has been designed specifically for the 19th P.B.P. Randonneur®.
Riders who abandon must show their brevet card to a controller or another member of the organisation, who will sign it and annotate it with «Abandon». The abandoning rider has to remove the frame number and the tracking device, but can keep both items, as well as the brevet card.
Article 16 : Medical Test
A medical test may be requested by the French State Secretary of Sport, which will bear the costs. Refusal to undergo this control or a positive test outcome will result in disqualification and will lead to sanctions in accordance with the regulations.
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 can meet 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 assert having been informed about the authorized level of support that can be provided to the rider, that the support crew will comply with the present regulations and that noncompliance is subject to penalties.
Article 18 : Penalties and Appeals
The Audax Club Parisien reserves the right to refuse entry to Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® 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 penalised according to the
SCALE OF PENALTIES
|Overtaking official vehicles 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 official route, or in the control towns, by a non-registered vehicle||5 h|
|Incorrect behavior of rider or support crew
towards the controllers
Insofar as possible, 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.
Penalties will be cumulated in case of further offenses.
No rider can be stopped because of penalties during the event. 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 10 days after the finish by registered mail to :
Mr Thierry RIVET
12 rue Sinat-Médéric
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 eco-friendly behaviour benefits all riders, and the public image of randonneuring is at stake !.
Article 20 : Image Rights and Liberties
Riders authorise expressly the organizers of the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur®, or their proxies such as partners and media
organisations to use static or moving images on which they may appear and which have been captured during their participation in Paris-Brest-Paris
Randonneur® for publicity purposes, including promotional material 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, you may receive offers from other companies or associations. If you object to it, please let us know with your name, address and possibly your frame badge number.
Article 21 : Updating
The Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® commission reserves the right to modify these Regulations and if needed to decide about eventualities not foreseen in
the present Regulations.
The Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur® 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 : January 13st, 2019