I've been getting a lot of emails lately re. this years event. It will be taking place on the 24th and 25th of November. I set this date quite some time ago in the hope that it avoided any obvious clashes. I was soon reminded that it clashed with the annual lap around Taupo. To be honest I hadn't even considered that a clash, but it was soon pointed out that twice, four times around Taupo was a Brevet in its own right! Fair enough, and I know a few regulars will be heading up north instead this year. Oh well, there is always next year.
So, back to this years event. I've pretty much sorted the route this year... its a tad on 300 km with its usual amount of vertical challenges. The course is not really top secret, however I'm not going to tell you where it goes until mid October, early November. Maybe you can ask me if you see me out on the hills this Spring and I can drop some hints! There is a heap of new roads and routes thrown in for good measure and I reckon by the end of 2013 edition we would have covered every non-dead-end road and rideable track on the Peninsula (most in both directions).
Please keep an eye on the blog for updates and flick me an email on LePetitBrevet@gmail.com and I'll add you to the mailing list. For those new to the Brevet style of riding, check out the links for a bit more info. The very first post on this blog gives a bit of background: http://lepetitebrevet.blogspot.co.nz/2010/06/after-great-success-of-inaugural-kiwi.html
Oh and I nearly forgot, if you have been living like a hermit this winter and didn't know, Oli Whalley (twice Le Petit Brevet veteren) smashed the race record at the many thousand kilometre Tour Divide Brevet this year. So a big congrats to him.