Paris Brest Paris (or PBP) is a 1200km randonnee held every four years, and is considered the monument event of randonneuring. The next event is due to be held in August 2015.
The PBP began in 1891, making it longest running cycling event. The last professional PBP was in 1951, but the PBP randonnee continues to grow with 6000 riders expected in Paris for the 2011 event. The PBP is the big event that many randonneurs aspire to with randonneurs around the world completing qualifying rides over 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km in the year of PBP.
PBP is often seen as the pinnacle of randonneuring achievement.
French record breaking sailor Olivier de Kersausan describes such a challenge well: "To feel euphoric when getting ready, excited at the start, to suffer, to hesitate, to be determined again, to sink back into discouragement, to recover strength to go further, to try to stay awake, again and again, and eventually to arrive safe and sound at the harbour. The deep sense of achievement makes us forget the suffering."
Posts included on this page:
- New Zealand Finishers of the Paris-Brest-Paris
- Congratulations to all PBP finishers!
- PBP 2011 Qualification
You can learn more about the PBP at the following sites:
- Paris Brest Paris Randonneur 2011 (Official site)
- Wikipedia entry: Paris Brest Paris
- British Columbia Randonneurs have an excellent online historical record, including past routes and results
List of known New Zealand finishers of the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur.
|2007||Anton Blackie||NZ||79h16m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2003||Barry Bridgman||NZ||85h49m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2007||Colin Anderson||NZ||66h22m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2011||Craig McGregor||NZ||85h32m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2015||Craig McGregor||NZ||89h30m||KIWI RANDONNEURS INC|
|2015||Dan Hayman||NZ||62h58m||AUDAX UK|
|2007||Douglas Mabey||NZ||81h21m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2011||Douglas Mabey||NZ||86h22m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2011||Edward Allen||NZ||89h17m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2007||Jennifer Watson||NZ||88h28m||BRITISH COLUMBIA RAND VANCOUVER|
|2007||Joshua Kench||NZ||60h17m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2011||Katherine Bryant||NZ||78h58m||A.A.NEW SOUTH WALES|
|2015||Katherine Bryant||NZ||80h06m||A.A.NEW SOUTH WALES|
|1995||Leslie Vincent||NZ||65h17m||A.A. NEW ZEALAND|
|2003||Leslie Vincent||NZ||70h39m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2007||Marian Savage||NZ||74h09m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2015||Martin Lincoln||NZ||74h13m||KIWI RANDONNEURS INC|
|2015||Naresh Kumar Kondurnagabhushan||IN||87h26m||KIWI RANDONNEURS INC|
|2015||Nicholas Pusinelli||NZ||67h09m||AUDAX UK|
|2007||Patrick Wright||NZ||88h28m||BRITISH COLUMBIA RAND VANCOUVER|
|2007||Rod Oliver||NZ||87h29m||EURAUDAX RAND NED.|
|2015||Simon Henderson||NZ||80h31m||KIWI RANDONNEURS INC|
|2007||Steven Sharpe||NZ||77h26m||RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND|
|2015||William Thomas||NZ||79h16m||AUDAX UK|
- Many New Zealanders live and work outside New Zealand and may have entered as a different nationality
- This list only includes riders entered PBP with "NZ" as their nationality, or have entered as a member of Kiwi Randonneurs (or its predecessors Audax Australia - New Zealand or RANDONNEURS NEW-ZEALAND)
- Results sourced from BC Randonneurs and www.paris-brest-paris.org
What an epic ride this was. We all thought the weather in 2007 was bad but it seems this year was a tough one too.
Great to see all Kiwi Randonneurs finished well within the time limit.
Good on you all:
I am looking forward to reading your stories and seeing photos if you managed to get any.
Here are the results I have for PBP qualifying rides.
Congratulations Ed, Iwao, Douglas & Craig on qualifying for PBP 2011!
* Does not include brevets that were certified by Audax Australia (e.g. Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Enduro, which could optionally be ridden as a 300km brevet)