PBP – A Rider’s View by Pete Kelsey

This year I participated in my first ever Paris Brest Paris (PBP), wonderfully supported by a
small team of Willesden members providing a quiet refuge for sleep and those vital staples
of the audax menu, rice pudding, fruit salad and cake. The ride covers 1230km, including
some 10,000m of climbing and has to be completed in under 90 hours in order to be validated
by the organising body, the Audx Club Parisienne.

I had a camera on board and made a short (well, 14 mins) film of my experience. For me, PBP
was a joyous human endeavour, not easy, but one which any cyclist who’s reasonably fit and
with adequate motivation can achieve. The next PBP is sadly four years away but the UK
audax calander offers plenty of alternatives for those looking to get the miles in.

Towards The Ocean – PBP 2011 from Milltag on Vimeo.

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6 Responses to PBP – A Rider’s View by Pete Kelsey

  1. Gladys Purdy says:

    Enjoyed the film but where were the Willesden riders? Unfortunately I didn’t get any pics in time to include them in my press report for that week.
    Cheers, Gladys

  2. Liam FitzPatrick says:

    I saw a few of us crop up there – the problem was that Pete was too fast!

  3. John Wheatley says:

    Great film Pete, very professionally produced and some great music.

  4. Ian Why says:

    Wow what a good film. As John says very professional with a great sound track. Nice one.

  5. Wendy Mears says:

    I enjoyed watching the film – you made the ride look so easy, but I know better.

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