INTERNATIONAL SUPER RANDONNEES



If you want to ride a Super Randonnée (SR) outside France, you must register with the SR organizer. Please see the SR list.
See the SR list

If you want to create a new SR in your country, please read the Rules for SR Organizers below, and then contact the ACP.

Thank you for your interest in the Super Randonnées!

Contact Person:
Sophie Matter
3960 ancien chemin de Salernes
F-83570 COTIGNAC
sophie.matter@audax-club-parisien.com


RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZERS OF SUPER RANDONNEES (SR)



INTRODUCTION : A SR IS NOT A BREVET


It is a permanent route, ridden at the initiative of the participant. Riders choose their start date and time, how they get organized, what they put in their bags, how they manage their time, if they sleep at the hotel or in a sleeping bag or not at all. Regarding their own organization, they have no obligation, except to make the overall time limit according to the option chosen (Randonneur or Tourist) and to do the ride without the support of a vehicle. Each of them is responsible for validating his/her passage at the controls. In short, they can and have to handle things all by themselves. The spirit of the Super Randonnée is based on freedom and maturity of the riders.


1. CONTACTING THE ACP REPRESENTATIVE

List of ACP Representatives for the Super Randonnées

COUNTRYSR REPRESENTATIVE EMAIL
AustriaFerdinand JUNGferdinand.jung@liwest.at
BrasilRoberto TREVISANacp_brasil@randonneursbrasil.com.br
BulgariaLazar VLADISLAVOVlazar.v@gmail.com
CroatiaAres BURSICares.bursic@gmail.com
GermanyUrban HILPERTfreiburg@ara-breisgau.de
GreeceVagelis TASIOPOULOSvagtas@gmail.com
IsraelTal KATZIRisraeli.randonneurs@gmail.com
JapanSusumu FURUKUBOfurukubo2004@yahoo.co.jp
NorwayJens Glad BALCHENjens@randonneurs.no
PortugalRandonneurs Portugalrandonneurs@randonneursportugal.pt
RussiaValery KOMOCHKOVvkvvk@mail.ru
SloveniaSimon KRASNAinfo@randonneurs.si
TaiwanJack RUANjack_ruan@dimerco.com
UkraineIevlev Alexandre IVANOVITCHnarodnij.kontrol@gmail.com
USAWilliam BECKwilliam.a.beck@gmail.com

Your country is not on the list? Please contact the BRM (brevets) Representative in your country.
List of the BRM Representatives worldwide

Anyone whising to organize a SR outside France (hereafter called: «Organizer») must contact the person who represents the ACP in his or her country for the Super Randonnées (= SR Representative) and inform this person about his intention of creating an ACP-homologated Super Randonnée. If there is no SR Representative in his country, he must contact the BRM (brevets) Representative. The Representative (SR or BRM) may issue an opinion, whether positive or negative. The approval of the SR remains the privilege of the ACP.

Several SR can be organized in the same country. An Organizer can organize several SR. The SR must not take the same roads, or as less as possible. Each SR must be a different experience.
A SR can span several countries. The start place defines the country whose ACP Representative must be contacted. It is better to inform the ACP Representatives of each country travelled through.

The SR Representative is an unique ACP contact person for all SR in the same country. He takes over responsibility for sending the results, ordering the cards, receiving the homologation stickers, and paying the invoice (see details below).
If there is no SR Representative in the country:
When submitting the SR project to the ACP, the Organizer and the BRM Representative must say who will be the ACP contact person for this SR, and in particular, who will take over responsibility for sending the results, ordering the cards, receiving the homologation stickers, and paying the invoice (see below).
The ACP will not accept more than one contact person per SR.


2. APPROVAL OF THE SUPER RANDONNEE


The Organizer (or the Representative) must send to the ACP following information:

- Country
- Name of the SR
- If there is no SR Representative in the country: Name of the ACP contact person for this SR
- Email and full mailing address of the ACP contact person for this SR
- Name and Email of the contact person which will appear on the SR List (if different fro above)
- The route on openrunner (in one piece)
- The cue sheet (road book) indicating all control places
- A photo for each control place
openrunner
example of document with photos of the control places

Details:
- The length is 600 km (up to 619 km).
- The total amount of climbing is at least of 10.000 meters (measured on openrunner in one piece) but can be higher (no limit).
- The route should not be consisting of doing the same loop multiple times, nor be star-shaped.
- Out-and-backs are admitted, but they should be avoided as much as possible.
- Start and finish location can be in a different place.
- Control places should not be more than 18, including start and finish (start control is n°1, etc.).
- The controls are not timed.
- All controls, including start and finish, must be possible with photos. Stamps, receipts and other tickets are not mandatory. The photo control place must be easy to find for the rider, and easy to identify for the Organizer, when he or she will check the riders photos.
- The control place’s unique function is to make sure that the rider has followed the route. The Organizer has no obligation to make the control a refueling place.

When the SR is approved, the ACP adds the new Super Randonnée to the SR List.
SR List


3. ORGANIZERS DUTIES


The Organizer has to make sure that the Rules for Riders are respected.
SR Rules for Riders
Super Randonnées are not brevets: The rules are different !
- The Organizer must offer both riding options: Tourist and Randonneur.
- Riders must be self-sufficient. Support vehicules are totally forbidden, on the course and in the control places.
- The Organizer must not set opening or closing times for the controls.
- The Organizer must not classify the riders by performance. The Organizer has to consider all finishers equal. For this reason, the time results should not be published by the Organizer.
- Super Randonnées are permanents. The Organizer has the obligation to offer them throughout the year (provided the roads are open to traffic).
- If the Organizer, in addition, wants to set a date for a Super Randonnée, he may do so, provided that the rules are respected. In particular, he is not allowed to offer motorized assistance, even occasionally, nor to perform control operations instead of the riders. He must offer the two options, Tourist and Randonneur. The Organizer must not impose any time schedule to the riders. The Organizer must not form any group.
- A SR cannot be counted as participation in, or as credit for another ACP event held in conjuntion with the SR. A SR cannot be held both at the same time and on the same course as a brevet (BRM) of 600 km.
- The Organizer can publish the list of the homologated riders, but in any case, their identities will not be used for commercial purposes and will not be transmitted to third parties for commercial purposes.


4. SR CARDS AND FRAME BADGES


Each rider receives a SR card and a frame badge. The ACP provides SR cards and frame badges. The Organizer (or the Representative) orders those cards and badges from the ACP. The cost is included in the homologation fee.
Minimum order quantity: 35 sets (cards+badges).
Organizers who want to fabricate their own cards and badges, must submit their artwork to the ACP. In this case, the card and the badge must be faithful to the model produced by the ACP.
The SR cards have no expiration date. A card remains valid as long as the registered participant did not start. If the participant must delay his or her start, the card remains valid. But if the participant starts and abandons, the card is no valid anymore for another try.


5. DURING THE YEAR


The Organizer receives the applications for his or her Super Randonnée.
The Organizer maintains a list of the registrations and issues an entry number to the riders, chronologically by registration date. There is only one numbering for Randonneurs and Tourists. The entry number must be noted on the SR card.
The Organizer must provide the entrants with a detailed cue sheet (road book) and a document with the photos of all control places. Cue sheet and photo document can be either printed or electronic.
The Organizer gives or sends to each entrant a SR card with the riders information noted in the card, and a SR frame badge.
After each ride, the Organizer must check the riders card, control photos, and (in the Randonneur option), the time of passage noted in the card by the rider for all controls, including start and finish. The start and finish date and time must be noted in the card.
If everything is correct, the Organizer marks the box Randonneur or Tourist, and notes the time, if the SR has been ridden in the Randonneur option.
The Organizer retains the completed cards until the ACP homologation stickers are received.


6. RESULTS SUBMISSION


Each year, the Organizer (or the Representative) sends the results of his or her SR to the ACP. The ACP requires a single submission per year, before October 31. A results spreadsheet will be provided (Excel or similar).
There is one results spreadsheet per SR. In the spreadsheet, one line of text per rider.
In the order of the columns:
A. homologation number (assigned by the ACP)
B. start date (dd/mm/yyyy)
C. FAMILY NAME, Name (ex: MATTER Sophie)
D. F (if woman)
E. riders club (ex: Audax Club Parisien)
F. riders country (ex: France)
G. ACP club code (ex: FR-750128)
H. Randonneur / Touriste
I. Special bikes (recumbent, tandem, singlespeed…)
There is no need to return the completed cards to the ACP.
The ACP retains the right to ask for a digital copy of the completed cards, with the control photos. Irregularities may result in the non homologation of the riders.
In case of a new SR, the ACP will always ask for a digital copy of the completed cards, with the control photos.


7. HOMOLOGATIONS


In December, the ACP publishes the SR results on the ACP Website, and sends by post to the Organizers (or to the Representatives) the ACP homologation stickers with the homologation numbers. Those stickers will be pasted in the cards. Therefore, the Organizers must retain the riders cards until the stickers are received. When the stickers are pasted in the cards, the cards will be returned to the riders.
A SR is homologated by ACP once the results are published on the ACP Website and once the stickers are sent. However, in order that the applications for the Randonneur 10000 can be sent in time, the Organizer (or the Representative) can indicate to the R-10000 applicants their future homologation number.


8. INVOICE


In December, the ACP sends per email to the Organizers (or to the Representatives) a yearly invoice. The ACP charges 3 euros per homologated rider. Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayPal or Western Union. Please do not pay before receiving the invoice.
In agreement with the BRM Representative, the SR invoice can be added to the yearly BRM (brevets) invoice for the same country.


9. ENTRY FEE


The Organizer determines the entry fee for his or her SR, while keeping it moderate. The SR is a non-profit organization, and the Organizer does not provide any support on the ride, so there is no reason to ask for a high fee.


10. MEDAL


A SR exists without medal.
The ACP will not make a medal for each SR.
Organizers (or Representatives) may decide to provide a medal or another award for their own SR.


11. ABOUT THE 2 RIDING OPTIONS


SR are intended to offer a hard challenge that should remain open to a large number of riders. That’s why the ACP offers 2 riding options: Randonneurs and Tourists.
Randonneurs have a 60 hour time limit.
The Tourist option should not be neglected. It helps checking out a route carefully in daylight before riding it as a Randonneur. It attracts those who want to get the best of an unknown scenery without the fatigue of sleep deprivation and the stress of the timed schedule.
Only the SR ridden in the Randonneur option will be accepted to validate the Randonneur 10000 award.


Thank You to all Organizers and Representatives for the time and effort they put into promoting the Super Randonnées.


December 29, 2016

Sophie MATTER, in Charge of the SUPER RANDONNEES
sophie.matter@audax-club-parisien.com
3960 Ancien chemin de Salernes 83570 Cotignac FRANCE




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