WE WILL NOT ORGANIZE THE UNSUPPORTED (BREVETS) RIDES IN 2019.
Riding a brevet means that you ride unsupported, or selfsupported. Similar to what many call a randonné ride. It is a race although we will register a final time.
Drafting is allowed, unlike in the supported, ultra, solo division, and riding in group is a common thing in the randonné world. You will be on the same course as the ultracyclist though riding anti clockwise, contrary to the supported division (according to the ACP rules). You confirm that you have completed the correct route by collecting stamps (or equivalent) at shops etc in a brevet card. Sometimes there are no open services so then any person you meet can sign the card. I necessary, a photo that you send to us (or show us after you have finished) is alright.
The unsupported division is not a RAAM qualifier.
Velomobiles and other special bikes are welcome as long as they are without electrical assistance.
610 km – 40 hours
310 km – 20 hours
The routes are 610 km and 310 km. Start and finish is at the Best Western Hotel Scheele in Köping. The race is held on open roads with mostly very limited traffic. The routes take you through sparsely populated areas and past beautiful lakes in vast pine forests.
On the longer ride the hills are up to five kilometers long but almost never steep and they add up to nearly 5000 meters of elevation gain. The 310 km route is nearly exactly the same as the 610 km except for the western 300 km.