Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux
The Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux are cycling outings of 200, 300, 400, 600 or 1,000 km on predefined routes with checkpoints. Riders ride at a free pace, i.e. at the speed of their choice, but must respect a maximum time limit to complete them (equivalent to an average speed of 15 km/h including breaks).
The results of the brevets are sanctioned by the Audax Club Parisien, which launched the brevet formula in 1921 in France. It is now possible to participate in a Brevet des Randonneurs Mondiaux in more than 50 countries and on 5 continents thanks to the association Les Randonneurs Mondiaux which gathers all the partner clubs.
The Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux are held in a spirit of non‐competition and self‐improvement. No reward is given and there are no losers or winners.
The popular rides
In the cycling clubs, we call “popular”, the outings of less than 150 km. They allow to test the physical condition of the participants while familiarizing them with the functioning of the club and the brevets.
Each participant receives the usual documents for a brevet, i.e. the road map and the rules.
These outings are not approved by the Audax Club Parisien as brevets.
The Audax formula
“We leave together… We arrive together”
These outings of 140, 200 or 300 km are supervised by experienced cyclists. They take place in groups with stops at each control point.
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The Audax brevets are indicated in the calendar. Participation in the Audax formula is not mandatory, i.e. you can always choose to participate in the brevet in “free pace” mode.
Organized in the spring, the arrows are team rides, lasting 24 hours and covering a distance of at least 360 km. The event is similar to a brevet, except that each team plans its own route.
Participants who have successfully completed their brevet can, if they wish, order a souvenir medal.
These medals, at a cost of $15 each, are available for each brevet completed (200, 300, 400, 600 and 1,000 km).
The order must be entered on the brevet card and the participant must include his payment by cheque in the envelope provided for the certification of his brevet. It is also possible to make the payment by interac transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (mdp:parisbrestparis).