Правила проведення марафонів 200-1000км


from 200 km to 1000 km 

Article 1 : Only the Audax Club Parisien has sanctioning worldwide authority for these events. The ACP registers all brevets. Each brevet receives a verification number. These are assigned chronologically based on time of receipt. The ACP has registered all brevets since their inception in 1921.

Article 2 : These brevets are open to any amateur cyclist regardless of his or her cycling affiliations an covered by insurance. Any rider under the age of 18 must have consent of his or her parent or legal guardian.

Any form of human-powered vehicle is acceptable. The only stipulation is that the vehicle must be powered solely by the rider.

Article 3 : To participate in a brevet a rider must complete a registration form and pay a registration fee set by the event organizer. In some countries, a waiver of liability must be sign.

Article 4 : Each rider must be covered by liability insurance, either by a group policy or by a personal policy. A rider must

Article 5 : During the event, each rider is considered to be on a personal ride. The rider must ride in accordance with all applicable traffic codes and obey all traffic signals.

The ACP, other organizers, ACP representative  and his/her association cannot and do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the course of a brevet.

Article 6 : For night riding, vehicles must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be fully functional at all times (Spare lights are strongly recommended; spare bulbs are required). At least one of the rear lights must be in a steady (rather than flashing) mode. Riders not complying with all these requirements will not be permitted to start.

Lights must be on from dusk to dawn and at any other times when poor visibility conditions exist (rain, fog, etc.). Each rider, whether riding in a group or by himself, must fully comply with this requirement. Everyone must use their lights! All riders must wear a reflective vest, sash, Sam Browne belt, or some other device that clearly places reflective material on the front and back of the rider.

Any violation of these night riding rules will result in the immediate disqualification of the rider.

Article 7 : Each rider must be self sufficient. No follow cars or support of any kind are permitted on the course. Personal support is only allowed at checkpoints. Any violation of this requirement will result in immediate disqualification.

At the start, if the organizer creates groups, as everyone rides at his or her own pace, a rider could go out the group at any time. No rider can be considered as group leader. All distinctive signs (jersey, armband, etc…)or title (road captain) are not allowed. All riders are required to conduct themselves in a civil manner and abide by all applicable vehicle codes, laws, and regulations. All riders are required to respect local customs with regards to decorum.

Article 8 : At the start, each rider will receive a brevet card and a cue sheet indicating the route and the location of the checkpoints. Riders must stay on the route. If a rider leaves the route, they must return to the route at the same point prior to continuing, ie. no shortcuts or detours from the route, unless specified by the organizer. Riders must stop at each checkpoint to have their card stamped. Organizers may also include unannounced checkpoints along the route. This assures that everyone will stay on the prescribed route.

The organizer must use the Audax Club Parisien brevet cards or the local brevet cards approved by Audax Club Parisien.

Article 9 : Organizers may have checkpoints with no member of the organizing staff present. At these checkpoints riders must get their brevet card stamped at a local establishment that the organizer specifies as a checkpoint, such as a grocery store or gas station. Checkpoint information to be noted on the brevet card includes the time and the date of passage (for brevets that extend beyond 24 hours).

For unmanned checkpoints where no means of getting a stamp is available (arrival in the middle of the night for example), the rider may either (1) mail in a postcard with the checkpoint information (time, date, full name of the rider, and the rider’s club affiliation) to the brevet organizer; or (2) write into their brevet card identifying information from a predetermined landmark or sign at the checkpoint also noting the time and the date of passage. When the rider mails a postcard, the rider should mark his brevet card in the space provided for the checkpoint: PC, with the time and date the postcard was sent. The organizer has the discretion to determine which option is to be allowed for a given checkpoint.

Missing checkpoint stamps, missing checkpoint times, or loss of the brevet card (regardless of how far into the ride a rider is) will result in disqualification. Each rider is responsible for seeing that his brevet card is properly completed at each checkpoint.

Article 10 : Overall time limits vary for each brevet according to the distance. These are: (in hours and minutes, HH:MM) 13:30 for 200 KM, 20:00 for 300 KM, 27:00 for 400 KM, 40:00 for 600 KM, and 75:00 for 1000 KM.

Additionally, riders must arrive at each checkpoint between the opening and closing time for the checkpoint. These times are noted on the brevet card with the information for the checkpoints. Riders must arrive at each checkpoint between the start and the finish while the checkpoint is open. If a rider arrives at a checkpoint after it has closed and the ride organizer is satisfied that the rider’s lateness is due to the occurrence of something unforeseen and beyond the control of the rider (such as stopping to help at a traffic accident or a road closure), then the ride organizer may waive the fact that the rider arrived at the control late and allow the rider to continue. Poor bicycle or equipment maintenance, fatigue, lack of fitness, hunger, etc. are not unforeseen and beyond the control of the rider and therefore will not serve as a valid reason for being late. Subject to the foregoing, failure to make all checkpoints, even if the brevet is done within the overall time limit, will result in disqualification.

Article 11 : Any fraud, cheating, or deliberate violation of these rules will result in the exclusion of the rider from all ACP sponsored events.

Article 12 : At the finish, the rider must sign his brevet card and return it to the event organizer. The brevet card will be returned to the rider after the brevet has been verified and a brevet number issued. In the event of the organizer losing a brevet card, no replacement to the rider will be made.

These brevets are not competitive events, so no rider classifications are made. Commemorative medals for each brevet are available for purchase. Those wishing to purchase a medal should mark their brevet card accordingly. Payment is required at the finish.

Article 13 :

Medals: The medals noting the successful completion of the brevets are: a bronze medal for 200 KM, a silver-plate medal for 300 KM, a vermilion medal for 400 KM, a gold medal for 600 KM, and a silver medal for 1000 KM. The design of the medals will change after each PBP. Cost for the medals will be set by the event organizer.

Super Randonneur : This title is earned by any rider who completes a series of brevets ( 200, 300, 400, and 600 KM) in the same year. A medal is also available for those holding this title. Riders should provide supporting documentation to their brevet organizer, as well as payment. The organizer can obtain the medal upon verification of the rider’s brevet numbers.

Article 14 : A brevet must be done alone and may not be counted as participation in another event held in conjunction with it.

Article 15 : All animations regarding the BRM in a geographical area, such as classifications, awards, challenges, etc, as well for the riders as for the clubs, are exclusively of the competence of the ACP representative and his association.

Article 16 : Organizers events can be scheduled only on their geographical area on the ACP calendar, whatever the starting point is located.  The organizers must obligatorily use the brevet card of their own geographical area.

An organizer (in particular a frontier club) will be able to appear second once on the ACP calendar like “organizer connected” in another geographical area, with the agreement of the ACP representative of this geographical area, while having for formal obligation to apply the first subparagraph of this article.

Article 17 : While taking part in a brevet, the riders accept the publication of their identity and the time achieved in the results published by the organizers.  Their identity could never be used at commercial purposes or to be transmitted to a third for this purpose.

Article 18 : Any rider who registers for and starts a brevet agrees by these actions to the following: Any complaint or question concerning a brevet or its organization must be submitted to the organizer in writing, within 48 hours from the finish of the brevet. The organizer will review the complaint and forward it, with a recommendation, to the “Commission des Randonneurs” of Audax Club Parisien for France or to the ACP local ACP person responsible for outside France for a final decision.

Article 19 : Any question regarding the final decision will be sent to the Audax Club Parisien board with organizer and ACP representative  recommendations. The Audax Club Parisien board will be the final arbiter of any complaints or questions that arise which may not be covered explicitly in these rules.




Clubs/Organizers requesting permission to organize Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux (BRM) events are bound, through their designated representative for the events, to strictly enforce the BRM rules for participants, as well as, to comply with the supplemental rules for organizers below.

BRM events are not casual affairs. BRM event organizers must take their responsibilities seriously. Organizers must respect the events and those who regularly participate in them. To assure the BRM events maintain the reputation, which any of those worthy of the title randonneur have come to expect, do not hesitate to penalize any participant for any violation of the BRM rules.

The Audax Club Parisien thanks all volunteers who contribute to the organization of these events, and as a consequence the development of long distance cycling, both in France and abroad.

Requirements for Organizing Events

Clubs, individuals or organizations seeking permission to organize BRM events must submit their brevet calendars for the following year to their local ACP representative before October 1. He will in turn transmit them to the ACP’s Representative for Foreign BRM events before the due date.

For events to be officially designated as Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux they must be on the official ACP calendar published each year in January. Consequently, it is absolutely imperative that event calendars be submitted on time. The local ACP representative will notify those organizers requesting to schedule events, but whose events will not carried on the official calendar. Organizers are equally responsible to notify the local ACP representative of any cancellation or change of dates.


Each club must designate an official representative who will serve as liaison with the ACP concerning BRM events.


The Audax Club Parisien require that all organizing clubs and event participants be covered by liability insurance.


Two copies of the brevet routes (cue sheets) must be included with the request for permission to organize events. The routes are to be described in detail. Clubs whose brevet routes have been previously certified by Audax Club Parisien or the local ACP representative (ie. stamped and given a verification number) may submit the certified routes’ verification numbers. A stamped, self-addressed envelope, addressed to the club’s representative, should also be included so that a copy of the certified routes may be returned.

Choosing the route is left to the organizer; however, routes consisting of doing the same loop multiple times, regardless of the distance of the brevet, are not permitted. Ideally, routes should be out and back, on low traffic roads, and on roads that are easy to follow. Roads shall be carefully chosen for night rides (marking on the road, excel coating…). It is necessary to avoid intermediate passage close to the finish Checkpoint to keep the spirit of the great excursion and to minimize the withdrawals. Extreme terrain should be advertised as such when the ride is first publicized. The date and location of a ride should take into consideration possible weather conditions to avoid, when possible, such as snow, or extreme cold or heat.

Cue sheets should be clear and accurate, and contain all relevant details. Mileage must be determined from state road maps, odometers, or computer mapping programs. Total distance for an event must always be at least the official distance for the brevet and may exceed the official distance by a few miles. The cue sheet must include the location of all checkpoints, as well as, their opening and closing times.

A brevet may have only one starting point. Organizers in the same region or locality may, however, organize brevets starting on the same date and time and using the same route. This exception to the rule is allowed only for those clubs which agree to coordinate their checkpoints, so that a checkpoint serving as the start point for some riders will also be an intermediary checkpoint for those having started at another checkpoint.


Checkpoints should be more or less regularly spaced between the brevet start and finish. According to the distance, there should be :

2 to 4 for a 200 km brevet

3 to 5 for a 300 km brevet

4 to 6 for a 400 km brevet

5 to 7 for a 600 km brevet

6 to 10 for a 1000 km brevet

Additional checkpoints should be located at each end of the brevet route, as well as, at any point along the route where a shortcut might be taken. Additionnal checkpoints should be manned by ACP’s members on the ACP’s Representative for Foreign BRM request. The start and finish checkpoints should be manned by one or more people selected by the organizer.

To the extent possible, these checkpoints should be manned at all times between their official opening and closing times. Other checkpoints should be similarly manned. Preferably, checkpoints should be located in an establishment, a business for example, where all participants may have their brevet cards verified and stamped. The address of the establishment should be listed on the brevet card.

Calculation of Opening and Closing Times

A – Start Checkpoint:

Opening: The start time is set by the organizer (time X).

Closing: The closing time for the start checkpoint is 1 hour after the opening time (time X).

B – Intermediate Checkpoints:

Opening and Closing: Opening and closing times for intermediate checkpoints are determined by adding minimum and maximum travel times to the start checkpoint’s opening time. Travel times are calculated by dividing the total distance of the checkpoint from the start by a minimum and a maximum speed. Minimum and maximum speeds vary according to total distance.

C – Finish Checkpoint:

Opening: The opening time for the finish checkpoint is calculated in the same was as those for the intermediate checkpoints, however, the theoretical distance (200, 300, 400, 600 KM) is used.

Closing: The closing time for the finish checkpoint is calculated by adding the maximum permitted time for the brevet to the opening time of the start checkpoint. Maximum permitted times (in hours and minutes, HH:MM) are :

13:30 for 200 km

20:00 for 300 km

27:00 for 400 km

40:00 for 600 km

75:00 for 1000 km

D – Example calculation:



Checkpoint Date Opening and Closing Times Calculation
Starting point 30/03 O: 06:00 (06:00 + 00:00)
F: 07:00 (06:00 + 01:00)
47 km 30/03 O: 07:23 (06:00 + 01:23)
F: 09:08 (06:00 + 03:08)
95.5 km (96) 30/03 O: 08:49 (06:00 + 02:49)
F: 12:24 (06:00 + 06:24)
148 km 30/03 O: 10:21 (06:00 + 04:21)
F: 15:52 (06:00 + 09:52)
Finish : (204 km) 30/03 O: 11:53 (06:00 + 05:53)
F: 19:30 (06:00 + 13:30)
Checkpoint Date Opening and Closing Times Calculation
Starting point 07/06 O: 05:00 (05:00 + 00:00)
F: 06:00 (05:00 + 01:00)
92 km 07/06 O: 07:42 (05:00 + 02:42)
F: 11:08 (05:00 + 06:08)
199.5 km (200) 07/06 O: 10:53 (05:00 + 05:53)
F: 18:20 (05:00 + 13:20)
307 km 07-08/06 O: 14:14 (05:00 + 09:14)
F: 01:28 (05:00 + 20:28)
401 km 07-08/06 O: 17:10 (05:00 + 12:10)
F: 07:44 (05:00 + 26:44)
497.5 km (498) 07-08/06 O: 20:24 (05:00 + 15:24)
F: 14:12 (05:00 + 33:12)
Finish : (603 km) 07-08/06 O: 23:48 (05:00 + 18:48)
F: 21:00 (05:00 + 40:00)

For an intermediate checkpoint at 200 km the closing time is 13:20. For an intermediate checkpoint at 400 km the closing time is 26:40.


Brevet cards :

The organisers will provide a brevet card to each participant.  On this card will be listed the location of the controls, the distance and the opening and closing times for each checkpoint (start, intermediate checkpoints and finish).


Organization schedule :

Previous year :

  • Preparation of your BRMs calendar and registration with national publications.

More than one month before :

  • Local advertisements (newspaper, leaflet, internet, etc…).

  • Insurance for public liability or any other insurance required by his country.

  • Notification of event in government service if required.

A few weeks before :

  • Order your Brevets cards and possibly a medal of demonstration;  charts & medals change the year after P.B.P. and are valid 4 years

A few days before :

  • Prepare the Brevets cards (information about brevet and controls).

  • Complete the Brevet cards for the pre registered riders (informations about the participant and its club).

Before the start :

  • The organizer must provide each rider with a set of brevet rules and a cue sheet. Riders must acquaint themselves with the rules, as well as, comply with them.

  • Riders register for the event by completing, in full, a registration form.

  • Registered riders receive a properly completed brevet card and a road map.

  • The organizers should stamp the riders’ route cards and note the time of departure at  the start checkpoint.

During the Brevet :

  • At each checkpoint the organizers should stamp the riders’ route cards and note the time of arrival to the checkpoint.

  • in the case of checkpoints without a member of the organizing staff present either: (1) a postcard notation (to be verified against receipt of the postcard and its postmark); (2) a store receipt or other proof of purchase with the time and date noted; or (3) information concerning a predetermined and identifiable landmark or sign with the time and date noted. The organizer can prescribe which option is to be allowed for a given checkpoint.

At the finish :

         The organizer must verify that each card has the following:

o        a stamp from each of the checkpoints

o        the time of arrival at each checkpoint

o        the medal option completed

o        the signature of the rider.

         The organizer must calculate the total time for the brevet and note it on the rider’s route card in the space provided.

         The organizer should collect all the Brevet cards until he receive the homologation stickers.

After the Brevet :

  • Organizers should summarize brevet results within 10 days of the conclusion of the event. Summaries should be in the form required by the ACP representative. The summary should include the names of all riders who successfully completed the brevet. The summary should also include each rider’s time for the brevet and an X in the medal column if the rider has purchased a medal. The ACP code for the rider’s club should also be included. The ACP representative should summarize all brevet results within 30 days of the conclusion of the event. Summaries should be in the form required by the ACP responsible for the BRM.

  • Any published brevet results should list riders randomly  or alphabetically by last name and not by the order of the riders’ arrival or total elapsed time.  Pay attention to the ACP codes which are six (6) digits, for each rider, even non affiliated riders. The ACP code list is available by the ACP responsible for the BRM or the ACP representative.

  • Organizers, who are organizing a BRM event for the first time must also send all the riders’ route cards. This requirement allows the ACP representative to verify that the organizer fully understands the BRM rules and has properly implemented them. Any organizer of any BRM event may be required to submit the event’s route cards for the ACP’s review.

The ACP representative will review brevet results submitted by organizers and verify that the brevets have been properly executed. Upon verification, a copy of the brevet results submitted by the organizer will be returned. The completed copy will list the certification number for each rider. A sticker with the same certification number will also be included. If any medals were ordered, these will also be sent. Stickers are to be placed on the riders’ route cards in the space provided. Completed cards and purchased medals should then be returned to the riders by the organizer.