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Ich beendete -

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London-Edinburgh-London im Jahr 2017         

Paris – Brest – Paris im Jahr 2019.  

Nachfolgend sind einige der wichtigsten Unterschiede aufgeführt:

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COST (at the time)

PBP - entry €150,  everything else is pay as you go

LEL - £320, all inclusive

DISTANCE

PBP - 1200k. Course undulates throughout

LEL - 1500k. 500k is flat, one large climb, rest is scenic

CLIMBING

PBP - 11,000m - 33,000ft

LEL - 12,000m - 36,000ft

TIME LIMITS

PBP - 80h, 84h or 90h. You must decide upon application

LEL - 125h

CONTROL GATES

PBP - Each control must be reached by the standard audax time limits

LEL - Complete within the total 125h time limit. At each control you will be informed whether or not you are ahead or behind schedule

ROUTE MARKERS

PBP - Very well sign posted, helped by spectators lining the route. No GPS necessary

LEL - No signage, very few spectators. Assume a GPS is necessary for the entire route

ATMOSPHERE

PBP - Thousand of people line the route. The whole event is buzzing with energy and for this reason alone, it is worth taking part in PBP. 8000 participants

LEL - Traditional audax set up. Few people are around, outside the controls. 1800 participants

LUGGAGE

PBP - No official system although some companies offer a service (US audax group?)

LEL - 2 bag drops are included in the price. You can decided at which control these are dropped

SLEEPING

PBP - Controls are schools and the gym is offered as a place to sleep

LEL - Controls are schools and the gym is offered as a place to sleep

FOOD and DRINK

PBP - The cafeteria at the control offers hot food and snacks. Long queues. Worth investigating eating outside the controls

LEL - Buffet food is available at each control. Good standard. No queues

SHOWERS

PBP - Available at each control. Pay for a towel

LEL - Available at each control

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