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The Ronde Aliénor d’Aquitaine 2018

Eddie has this on Google Groups already but here it is again –

“Dear McLEAN Stuart,

As a BRM organiser, we have the pleasure of informing you of the route of the 2nd edition of:

The Ronde Aliénor d’Aquitaine 2018

The route is now visible on OpenRunner : 7553962
and
there will be two choices of departure from Le Haillan (Bordeaux):
Sunday 8th July 2018 at 8 p.m. and Monday 9th July 2018 at 5 a.m.

The route will be equally lovely, an immersion in the various landscapes and history of our beloved South-West:
the forests and lakes of the Périgord Vert, the medieval fortified towns, the legendary passes of the Pyrenees (including the Aubisque ),
the verdant Basque Country, the dramatic Atlantic coast, and finally the prestigious Médoc (Bordeaux) wine route.

Again, we have attempted to improve the quality of this organisation by following the suggestions expressed by the participants of the first edition.

We would be very happy if you could pass the message on to your club Audax Ireland and the riders who participate in your own BRM.

Registration will be open from January 2018 and from now we will be at your disposal to answer any questions posted on our blog dedicated to the route:

http://1200desraa.blogspot.fr/


We thank you in advance and wish you every success in the filling of your own circuits.

The organising team: Randonneurs Autonomes Aquitains”

N2S – head north as far as you can go then turn around.

Already interest in this ride is hotting up with 1/2 dozen victims entrants so get in quick as I’ve a limit of 100.P5090027 (1)

As I said back in 2015

“North to the South – another bright idea of mine.  About the toughest 400km I’ve ever done.”

But the scenery is just breathtaking and ideally timetabled 2 weeks before the first 600 of the year and a month before the Celtic Knot.

It’s a (tiny) bit easier now as I changed the direction last year for ferry reasons so most of the climbing is over by 250km – just windy hill before Coleraine which has both wind and hill.

Full details – http://www.audaxireland.org/events-calendar/gazetteer/400km-events/north-to-the-south-400/