The next Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) wil take place between 18th and 22nd August 2019. This 1200km randoneé can trace its roots back to 1891, almost as old as the bicycle itself. It takes place every four years and has the largest number of riders of any audax event. More on the history here.
How to enter
If you are at all interested in riding PBP in 2019, the advice is to ride the longest possible BRM or RM event in the 2018 season (before 31 October 2018). AUK's BRM events can be found here, and the worldwide calendars will soon be available from the ACP and RM websites. These rides are not qualifiers but are sometimes referred to as 'pre-qualifiers'.
The date at which you will be able to pre-register for PBP will depend on the distance of your longest 2018 'pre-qualifier':
| Longest 2018
BRM or RM
|Pre-registration will open
| 1200km or 1000km
||14 January 2019
||28 January 2019
||11 February 2019
||25 February 2019
||11 March 2019
'Pre-qualifiers' are not the same as qualifiers.
Whatever you've ridden in 2018 you still need to qualify for PBP by riding a Super Randonneur series of BRM rides (one each at a minimum of 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km) before the end of June 2019 (dates may vary from country to country). The dates for qualifying BRM events in the UK in 2019 are:
- 200km: Saturday 12th January - Sunday 28th April
- 300km: Saturday 16th March - Sunday 26th May
- 400km: Saturday 13th April - Sunday 2nd June
- 600km: Saturday 4th May - Sunday 23rd June
You can also ride some, or all, of your qualifiers in other countries - which may have different date wndows.
Registration is not the same as pre-registration
Registration will open on 1 June 2019.
If you pre-registered you need start the registration process before 18 June 2019 or the benefit of your pre-registration will be lost.
You can start the registration process before having completed the qualifying rides but you will need to provide any missing homologation numbers before Registration closes on 3 July 2019.
from 16:00 Sunday 18 August 2019 for an 80 hour time limit
from 18:00 Sunday 18 August 2019 for an 90 hour time limit
from 05:00 Monday 19 August 2019 for an 84 hour time limit
There will be an obligatory bike check the day before your start
For those who rode in 2015, it is expected that the control towns will be exactly the same in 2019