The Master BRMs – 5 co-terminus distances

 

Starting point for all the ride ( the remaining 4, now)

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NOTICE : #2 : Folks who have not collected their medals from previous years’ brevets that are lying with the IISc Randonneur Volunteer group now, can collect it at the end control on 23rd June.

 

 

 

 

Now that the Anchetty brevet is done and dusted, time to look forward to the master BRM. The Bangalore brevet season is heating up, there will be a bunch of rides through the monsoon, starting with the 5 different rides conducted simultaneously. Given the positive indications of a normal monsoon, get ready for wild and wet rides.

The master BRM is a series of 5 rides all timed to end around the same time. For the past two seasons, Bangalore Brevets has been conducting this ride on the Bangalore – Pune highway. The turn-off point regressively reduces, we turn back at Belgaum for the 1000km ride, and at Sira for the 200km distance. While these rides don’t feature a lot of climbs or descents, given that they are on a regular highway, since they fall bang in the middle of the monsoon, you’ll still have challenges like heat, cold and sometimes very wet conditions. And of course , given the topography, it won’t be a 100% flat ride. And yes, you’ll have your share of headwinds, crosswinds and tailwinds to spice up your ride.

On the 23rd of June, most of the riders will be on the return leg , and as you approach the end control, you’ll encounter a sea of riders converging, making this a rather unique experience, at least locally.

The Bangalore-Belgaum-Bangalore 1000km ride.
Register for the 1000k here
Starting Location : CCD, Prestige Meridian , MG Road
End Location : CCD, ChikkaBBanavara, Hesarghatta Main Road.
Start time : Thursday 20th June 4 pm
End Time : Sunday 23rd June 7 pm
1000k ride cue-sheet

The Bangalore-Ranibennur-Bangalore 600km ride.
Register for the 600k here
Starting Location : CCD, Prestige Meridian , MG Road
End Location : CCD, ChikkaBBanavara, Hesarghatta Main Road.
Start time : Saturday 22nd June 3 am
End Time : Sunday 23rd June 7 pm
600k ride cue-sheet

The Bangalore-Chitradurga-Bangalore 400km ride.
Register for the 400k here
Starting Location : CCD, Prestige Meridian , MG Road
End Location : CCD, ChikkaBBanavara, Hesarghatta Main Road.
Start time : Saturday 22nd June 4 pm
End Time : Sunday 23rd June 7 pm
400k ride cue-sheet

The Bangalore-Hiriyur-Bangalore 300km ride.
Register for the 300k here
Starting Location : CCD, Prestige Meridian , MG Road
End Location : CCD, ChikkaBBanavara, Hesarghatta Main Road.
Start time : Saturday 22nd June 11 pm
End Time : Sunday 23rd June 7 pm
300k ride cue-sheet

The Bangalore-Sira-Bangalore 200km ride.
Register for the 200k here
Starting Location : CCD, Prestige Meridian , MG Road
End Location : CCD, ChikkaBBanavara, Hesarghatta Main Road.
Start time : Sunday 23rd June 5:30 am
End Time : Sunday 23rd June 7 pm
200k ride cue-sheet

All routes start in MG Road, Cafe Coffee Day , Prestige Meridian Building
All routes end in Cafe Coffee Day, ChikkaBanavara (on Sunday).

PS : For any reason if you are not able to register (we’ve been notified of doattend not working at times, or bank transfer not working), please reach me  @ chiddu_at_gee_male_dot_com 

 

 

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Anchetty 200 BRM – June 2013

Anchetty 200 BRM

Anchetty 200 BRM

After a break for the hot months, get back to randonneuring with the IISc Randonneur’s 200 km BRM, which goes to the town of Anchetty. The route promises beautiful scenery, with quiet roads along forests and hills in the distance.

Visit the ride page for more details.

Registrations close on Wednesday, 29th May 6PM. Click here to register.

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The Spirited 600

What is this – 600km BRM

Oh cool, I love long rides and 600km should be a blast! Bring it on

When does it start – 7am IST on Sat. 23rd February 2013.

Whoa that’s pretty early in the morning (yawn!). But, I am a cyclist and I wanna ride this. I’ll be there!

Where do I need to reach – The field in front of Khoday’s distillery, Konankunte, Kanakpura road (Opp. Metro Cash n Carry)

Great, I’ll be there at the start, on time!

When does it end – 11pm on Sun. 24th February 2013

Whaaaaa?

How many hours did you say this ride is –  40 hours

Geez 40 freaking hours! That’s a long time. I’m gonna miss my saturday night party and my cozy bed with the warm quilt and my morning cuppa filter kaapi and the sunday brunch..and.. and.. – So pack all the stuff you need (incl. that warm Rajasthani quilt) and bring it along. We’ll have a car at the start point and you can dump all your stuff in it (after tagging it properly of course) and you can access it on Sat evening (and may be again on Sun early morning). Happy??

Yeah! Sounds good. But, what if I have more questions?

Who to contact for <whatever> – Vasu (mr.b.mishra@gmail.com)

Awesome! Lets do this..

How do I register – click this link   and see how far the rabbit hole goes

Btw, some of my buddies have registered too. Can I know who else has registered, if it is not Classified intel that is.

List of riders – https://brevetmgr.appspot.com/brevet/feb2013-tristate/registrations/

Further, while the team on this side of the website is busy finalizing the route, controls, start/end time etc. why don’t  you spend a few minutes reading up this blog post by Chiddu, a randonneur in BLR. He shares a few interesting tips about night riding.

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BCB – 400

Date: 26th January 2013

Start point: MG Road, Bangalore

Start time: 1600 IST, 26th January 2013

End point: CCD, Hessarghatta Road

End time: 1900 IST, 27th January 2013

Route: Bangalore – Chitradurga – Bangalore

Cuesheet:

Registration: Please click here to proceed for registration

 

Need more help? Contact: Vasu (mr.b.mishra@gmail.com)

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Bangalore Brevets 2012 Report

The 2012 Season of the Bangalore Brevets just ended, and what a season it was! The Bangalore Brevets 2012 offered 13 ACP-sanctioned brevets, including a massive 1000Km, so that randonneurs could have multiple attempts to reach their individual goals. All Brevets in 2012 were organized by the IISc Randonneurs, with assistance from members of the Bangalore Bikers Club and have provided randonneurs in Bangalore and elsewhere with tough and scenic rides to satisfy their endurance riding urges.  Here are a few highlights of the 2012 season.

51000 Km

Randonneurs in the Bangalore Brevets homologated 51000km across all 13 brevets! That’s a massive number, and is the most distance homologated in India. Overall, Indian randonneurs holomologated 204000km in 2012, so Bangalore Brevets accounts for 25% of the total kilometers ridden!

Honorable mentions go out to: Madras Randonneurs who homologated 39900km and Delhi Randonneurs/Team T3 who homologated 38300km.

14 Super Randonneurs

Bangalore has always had the maximum number of Super Randonneurs since the inception of the Bangalore Brevets, and this year is no exception. We had fourteen Super Randonneurs this year! This is a slight decrease from 2011, which witnessed the making of 16 Super Randonneurs.

Honorable mentions go out to: Madras Randonneurs with 8 Super Randonneurs, and  Hyderabad Cycling Club with 7 Super Randonneurs. Both clubs debuted in the 2012 Season, and we wish them good luck for this season!

2013 Season

The 2013 Season brings us 14 rides, with a 1200km ride for the first time. Also appearing for the first time this year is a team event, the Flèche Hampi, which requires teams of no more than five cyclists to ride at least 360km in a 24-hour period. There are also three new routes this year: the 200km Bangarpet 200, the 200km Anchetty BRM, and the 400km Fourteen Poets BRM. These are tougher than the previous years, and are aimed at continuing our gradual preparation for the 2015 PBP!

The 2013 Season has already opened, and we had a record number of riders for the Bangarpet 200K and the Kolar Gold Fields 300K. We look forward to a wonderful season of Brevet riding!

Updates: Corrections to exclude the 11000km that Delhi homologated in the 2011 season incorrectly included here. Also there were 16 SRs in Bangalore in 2011, not 12 as mentioned earlier.

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Hello world!

Welcome to Bangalore Brevets. The website is still being populated, though the calendar for this season is up.

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