Mangaluru, May 17, 2016: Reports inform that under the aegis of MACC, Mangalore as part of its 2016 Brevet calendar. The highlight of this third Brevet of the year - Karavali 200km is that it will be predominantly all night affair that starts at IOCL petrol station at Kottara Chowki 5pm on May 21 and ends at the same point the next day at 6.30am, May 22.
The Brevet will take the cyclists through the coastal cities of Suratkal, Mulky, Kaup, Udupi, Brahmavar, Kumbashi, Kundapura and Maravanthe, and back to the same point, covering a distance of 200km. The cyclists are banking on the cool sea breeze keeping them refreshed through the ride. The mid way turning point will be at IOCL petrol pump at Trasi on the Maravanthe beach, not for the cyclists to fuel up literally, but physically for their return journey.
Anil Shet from MACC said this being a night Brevet, it is mandatory for the riders to wear the reflective jackets. The cycles have to be fitted with powerful front and back lights that will last for the entire night ride. This is a precaution that every cyclist is fully aware of, but repeated as a matter of caution. MACC is organizing the Brevet in association with Audax India Randonneurs (AIR), the sole authority for conducting and overseeing all BRMs and Audax events in India.
Note : Brevets De Randonneur Mondiaux (BRMs) are rides of fixed distances that are to be completed within specified time limits, with cyclists having to successfully pass through pre-determined time controls. The recognition is equal regardless of finishing order. Each rider, who finishes the event within the cut-off time is awarded with a certificate and a medal directly from ACP. Moreover, the rider will get a step closer to become a Super Randonneure.