Good news to all Cycling enthusiastic people Belagavi will have its very own brevet events around Belagavi Cycling routes. In August month (BPC) Belgaum Peddlers club got approval from Audax India Randonneurs (AIR) to host official brevet rides. Brevet rides are long-distance rides which cyclist has to cover in given stipulated time.
Belagavi’s first-ever Brevet will happen on 02 Oct 2019 on Kakti Kittur highway.
Event Link – https://www.audaxindia.org/event-e-3677
Event Route– BPC’s Kittur Express BP 100 Starts from Sri Nagar garden towards Kakti and turn back towards Kittur back to Sri Nagar garden mostly on NH48 most of the ride.
Time allotted: 100 kms in 7.5 hours
Brevets are long-distance cycle rides with checkpoints. There is a closing time monitored for each event. You take care of everything that comes your way from food to water or even punctures.
Brevets are not just about men and women with strong legs and mind. It’s about being smart and strategic too. U need to plan your day. The food, the sleep (you are totally deprived of in 400 and 600kms) the distance per hour, the need your fellow rider might come across; and also considering all those unwelcome situations you may come across like wrong turns and punctures. It teaches you a lot of things in real life which you can co-relate and learn.
This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. Participation in randonneuring events is part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie and perseverance are the hallmarks of randonneuring.
So all those who love to peddle, get on your saddles now, it is time to ride….