Next Saturday is the 300km AUDAX ride and a ride that could qualify a number of riders for PBP and Super Randonneur Status in Singapore! Check your current status here SR Status as of April 24, 2015 The ride will follow the Patrick Williams Way which includes more enjoyable KMs on nice roads and less highway KMs. In addition, by the time you hit the border on the way back you will clock just over 300km! This is an official PBP qualifier ride and many are very close to being qualified. PBP Registration opens up for most on May 31, 2015 and more than 50% of the spaces have already been snapped up by pre-qualified riders.
The registration process will be the same at United Square Starbucks. Note that many of the usual ride leads will be away so you will need to get your cards stamped two times in Malaysia. You can ask any petrol station for a chop. To find your way please see the cue sheet and download the .GPX files below from the links provided. When you cross the border on the way back record the time on the back of your brevet card at the Woodlands bus stop where you will have 300km completed. So the official start is the usual spot (see below) and the end is at the bus stop at Woodlands- this caters to those who live in different places in Singapore. The cards can then be mailed within a week to 21 Sampan Place, #02-07 Riveredge to be homologated and qualified as an official AUDAX 300km.
Ride brief is at 5am as per usual….we roll at 530am sharp. Longhouse has been closed- so we are meeting at Starbucks near Novena:
Starbucks at Novena/United Square is open 24 hours, has plenty of seating, and there is a 7-11 there which is also open 24 hours….so this is the closest place that holds lots of bodies and has decent food/drink for early birds. United Square – 101 Thomson Road #01-01 United Square Singapore 307591
What to bring?
Well standard biking stuff….we are only doing around 250km in Malaysia so we will be back in Singapore for most of the ride. You do need your passport, EP, PR cards etc to cross the border. Also bring some Malaysian Ringgit to buy water and snacks on the roadside. There are plenty of places to stop along the way. Also check your bikes…it is a good idea to have decent tires on your bike and make sure you have tubes, Co2, etc. Just as a reminder there are time cutoffs as follows (hours per distance):
20:00 hours for 300 km
Good luck and ride safe!
PBP 2015 Gear
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