“Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a 1200km long distance cycling event. It originally started in 1891 as a bicycle race from Paris to Brest, on the Atlantic coast, and then back to Paris. It is one of the oldest bicycling events still running and now runs as an Audax style event for amateur riders every 4 years. Over 6000 riders from all over the world took part in the last PBP in 2015 including several members of our club. The challenge is to complete the distance in 90 hours or less, or for some, to ride it as fast as possible. This is done whilst the French supporters cheer on the riders emulating the racers from a 100+ years before”.
Club member and PBP participant, Sheni Jiwa, joins us for the evening to talk about the many ups and downs and trials and tribulations of this epic, yet gruelling, 745 mile challenge, on why he wanted to take part, his preparation for the event, and what makes him want to do it again!
Sheni will begin his presentation at around 7:45pm, and will allow time at the end for a short Q&A session – so for those of you who have thought about giving this famous cycling event a go, then what better way to find out than from someone who has experienced it first-hand!
Wednesday 14th March, 7.30pm at the Scout Hut.
We look forward to seeing you all there!