Panaji:- TriGoa organised the BRM 600 recently, riders were allotted 40 hours to complete the randonee. The route took the riders from Panjim to Zarap, Maharashtra, through scenic roads alongside Chopdem & Tiracol Rivers. The riders turned around from Zarap to head to Chicalim, Vasco and Karwar through the south Goa coastline of Cansaulim, Colva, Benaulim & Cavelossim towards Manki after Honnavar, Karnataka. The BRM 300 riders got an opportunity to ride along with experienced Super Randonneurs till 260 kms point; they turned around at Barcem to Panjim to complete their endurance ride. The BRM 600 was completed without any support or special requests for safety vehicle; 12 of the 13 registered riders completed the brevet in the true spirit of randonneuring.
TriGoa congratulates *Shantanu Chakraborty from Surat who completed his 2nd SR of the season*; his 10th BRM since November ’18. For the uninitiated a rider who completes a 200 Km, 300 km, 400 km & 600 Km endurance rides in an Audax calendar year (November-October) is called a Super Randonneur (SR). A Super Randonneur qualifies for the Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) which is held every 4 years in Paris, France and has a participation of over 8,000 riders from across the globe. Raja Parasarthy from Chennai who presented the medals this year to the TriGoa Randonneurs holds the record in India for 10 SRs in a calendar year.
Completing an Audax Club Parisien (ACP) Brevet de Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM) is indeed a moment of pride of having followed a 120 year tradition originating from Italy & France. _This style of riding is non-competitive in nature and self-sufficiency is paramount. Friendly camaraderie and perseverance are the hallmarks of randonneuring_. Receiving a Homogolation No. and a Medal that is sent to the rider directly from ACP, France is recognition worldwide for the rider’s effort in completing the BRMs by following the rules and regulations laid down by ACP and followed uniformly by affiliated clubs across the globe.
12 of the riders are:-Sunil Verma, Daegal Godinho, Kunaal Malhotra, Venuvardhan Reddy, Hemant Chaturvedi, Sukumar Shetty, Dr. Vishwajit Faldesai & Vivek Ferrao* for completing the SR series in just 42 days along with *SR Jaganath Hede, SR Glenn DeSilva & Nataraj Nayak*. We salute Vivek Ferrao for completing the SR on a 40 year old single speed Roadster;
Volunteers were Sameer Uchil, Govind Prabhu Moni & Ajay Jadhav for manning the control points and making the riders comfortable. Special mention of Propedalerz Cycling Club, one of the oldest cycling clubs in Goa for their constant support and encouragement; All the founder members of TriGoa are now Super Randonneurs.
Announcing the upcoming BRM 1200 – Goa to Kanyakumari on 24th January 2019; 10 riders have already registered for the brevet which will be a life changing experience for the riders and hold memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Also announcing on 12th January in Margao the BRM 200 | BRM 300 | BRM 600 and the Brevet Populaires 50 & 100.