ULTRA CYCLING &
Come and join us if you dare!
BBB has created a section dedicated to long distance cycling. If you want to test your endurance limits and discover the world of long distances, join us ! We will attend several long distance rides throughout the year.
We also organize BBB’s BRM, “Sweet Caroline” (April).
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Join our WhatsApp group to fine-tune your personal calendar, find team-mates for collective events, hand out advice, plans, mechanical and material tips, or even to deal with logistical issues!
LAST BBB MEMBERS "ULTRA/LONG DISTANCES" REPORTS
Check-out what BBB “long distances” riders say about what ultra cycling / long distances trully is!
Among the main events our members will attend in 2023:
- (04.03) BRM 200 “L’Aurore” – Anderlecht (200 km)
- (22.04) BRM 200 Sweet Caroline – Brussels (200 km)
- (11.05 > 12.05) RAB – Race Across Belgium (1.000 / 500 / 300 km )
- (28.05) BRM 400 CC Kingersheim (400 km, Alsace – France)
- (22.06 > 02.07) RAF – Race Across France (650 / 350 / 150 km)
- (29.06 > 02.07) Bikeway to Hell (650 / 350 / 150 km, Belgium)
- (23/07) #TCRNo9 – Transcontinental Race
You’ll have the opportunity to ride with BBBs all over Europe in 2023!
|Desertus bike crossing||22/04/2023||https://desertusbikus.com/|
|RAB – Race Across Belgium (1.000 / 500 / 300 km )||11/05/2023||http://raceacrossbelgium.cc/|
|BRM 400 CC Kingersheim (400 km, France)||28/05/2023||https://www.brevetsrandonneurscck.fr/les-brm-20223/|
|RAF – Race Across France (2500 / 1000 / 500 / 300km)||22/06/2023||https://france.raceacross.cc/|
|BikeWay to Hell (650 / 350 / 150 km, Belgium)||29/06/2023||https://www.bikewaytohell.be/|
|Maratona Des Dolomites||02/07/2023||www.maratona.it|
|Tour Massif vosgiens||08/07/2023||tourmassifvosgien.f|
|#TCRNo9 – Transcontinental Race||23/07/2023||https://www.transcontinental.cc/|
|Les 7 majeurs||permanent||https://www.les7majeurs.com/inscription/
You’ll see BBBs flying over many Belgian BRMs in 2023.
Info available on “randonneurs.be” website.
|BRM 200 km “Huy Shall Climb”||18/03/2023|
|BRM 300 km “Largest. Lake”||25/03/2023|
|BRM 300 km “Leuven – Signal de Botrange – Leuven”||02/04/2023|
|BRM 400 km “Herentals – Alpen (D) – Herentals”||16/04/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Sweet Caroline” from BBB||22/04/2023|
|BRM 300 km “Aurore Cyclo”||29/04/2023|
|BRM 400 km “Leuven – Orval – Leuven”||06/05/2023|
|BRM 600 km “Transfrontalier”||18/05/2023|
|BRM 600 km “Alken – Alken(D) – Alken”||27/05/2023|
|BRM 600 km “Oost – West – Thuis Best”||10/06/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Urbanus”||17/06/2023|
|BRM 600 km “3 x 3 = 5 landen tocht”||19/06/2023|
|BRM 1200 km “Mosterd à volonté”||28/06/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Oostende – Tournehem”||21/07/2023|
|BRM 400 km Scherpenheuvel (“Centenaire 400”)||22/07/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Boomgaardenroute”||05/08/2023|
|BRM 400 km “En danseuse #2”||02/09/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Vers le Sud”||16/09/2023|
|BRM 200 km “Rond Brussel – Autour de Bruxelles – Around Brussels”||07/10/2023|
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Any bike race or ride longer than a century ride, which is 100 miles (160 km), is sometimes considered to be ultra-distance cycling.
Long distances events can be divided in two main categories:
- AUDAX / BRM
Audaxes are non-competitive: success in an event is measured by its completion. There is no ranking. Attending an Audax is called “randonneuring”.
In Belgium and France, Audaxes are called BRM. It stands for Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux. BRM (or “Brevets”) are generally proposed in several distances: 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km and 1200 km.
BRM are overseen in Belgium by Randonneurs.be that proposes, under its banner, several events all year long. However, these rides are actually prepared and submitted for approval to Randonneurs.be by other clubs. Against this backdrop, BBB will propose its first BRM on April 22, 2023.
The Queen Bee of all Audaxes is the famous Paris-Brest-Paris (1200 km).
- ULTRA CYCLING RACES
Contrary to BRMs, these are races. They are unsupported and are generally not divided into stages. They usually exceed 1.000 km.
The most well-known ultra-cycling races are, for example, the Transcontinental Race, RAAM, Biking Man, Race Across, French Divide…
Give it a try and begin small ! How do you feel after a +100km ride ?
If you still have energy, then you can try a 200 km. If you loved it you will then attend longer and longer rides.
It is important to know that most of long distances events are UNSUPPORTED. You will have to carry your food/drink and/or buy it on the go.
However, some Ultra cycling events can propose pit stops sometimes but these are exceptions.
Sleeping is an option 🙂
Long distance cycling events rarely propose accommodations. However, it happens that hotels or other kinds of sleeping facilities are indicated to attendees.
Generally, 200km, 300km and 400km events are completed within a day and do not require a sleeping rest. Sleeping becomes necessary and highly recommended as from 600km.
This group has been created to share an agenda, exchanging ideas and set a place where we can discuss logistics and car sharing. If you consider participating to longer rides, feel free to join. There is no obligation to actively attend a long distance ride. You will do it when you will feel ready!
We will exchange through our WhatsApp group.
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