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Two Wheelers Take On And Conquer Extreme Audax Event

posted 30 Aug 2015, 13:31 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 30 Aug 2015, 13:33 ]
(By Bernard Flynn)   
Last week, the most famous long-distance randonnée, the PARIS-BREST-PARIS Randonneur took place. The distance is 1,230 kilometres with total climbing of almost 12,000 meters. Over 6,000 cyclists, including five Westmeath men, two of whom were from Lakeside Wheelers, took part in the grueling event. 

Riders have a time limit depending on which category they have entered with a maximum allowable time of 90 hours to complete the event. This 90 hours includes any breaks, food, controls and sleep if required! There were a total of seventeen controls on the route to ensure everyone stayed on course.

As with all Audax events, the participant is self sufficient, so if you want a change of clothes or wet gear etc., you carry it with you. Also, as you are travelling throughout the hours of darkness, you are required to have two front and two rear lights. Most cyclists opt for the dynamo option as the main light and a battery operated as back-up.

All of the local participants completed the route well within the time allotted.

Ollie Green, Bernard Flynn, Martin O Brien, Dermot Hogan and Conor Isdell who took part in the Paris Brest Paris Cycle (1)
Ollie Green, Bernard Flynn, Martin O Brien, Dermot Hogan and Conor Isdell who took part in the Paris Brest Paris Cycle
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