יום חמישי, 2 בנובמבר 2017

218. Israeli Brevet Series 2018

Hello,

Details about the Israeli Brevet Series of 2018. (Hebrew)






This post is in English, for anyone who is not fluent in Hebrew.
Israeli riders, please refer to the Hebrew version.

I am the representative of the ACP (Audax Club Parisien) in Israel.
This means that I'm entitled to send them the results of brevets held in Israel.

A few pointers to know if you want your rides in Israel to be recognized and homologated by the ACP:

*) All the ACP rules apply.

*) The dates for the Israeli brevet season of 2018 are:
Dec 29 2017: 200
Jan 12 2018: 200
Feb 1 2018: 300
Feb 23 2018: 400
Mar 8 2018: 600
Mar 22 2018: 600
Apr 27 2018: 200
Oct 9 2018: 1200 (Volunteers)
Oct 23 2018: 1200 (Official)
(Nov 2 2018: 200 (part of the 2019 season))




The dates are also available as a Google Calendar (HTML View link, or iCal import link.)

*) A 600 SR permanent is also available for riding anytime. More details here.


*) Exact start location and time will be available at least 2 weeks before each brevet.

*) Exact route will be published at least 2 weeks before each brevet.
There is a chance that the brevet route will change before the start, considering various conditions (e.g. weather, road works, etc.), or even postponed by a week or more.

*) Controls can take different shapes and forms. e.g. (non final list!)

- Manned Control, where a person will be present at the control and provide proof of passage.

- Receipt Control, where you need to buy something at a store that will be open during the control opening hours (e.g. 24/7 petrol station's convenience store,) and keep the receipt with printed time and place.
Only the rider can buy the item (meaning: if you ride in a group, each rider must buy something!)

- Photo Control, where you need to take a picture at a certain place.
Make sure that the rider (and/or the bike) are visible in the picture, as well a feature of the area.
The picture can be taken by anyone (meaning: if you ride in a group, not everyone need to take a picture.)

*) A GPS recorded track can be used as proof under these terms:
A GPS proof can only replace a Photo Control (meaning: it cannot replace a Manned Control, nor Receipt Control, or any other control type.)
The file should be in .gpx format.
The recording should prove passage in all control points. e.g. if the control is a petrol station, the recording should show passage through the service road.
The recording can only prove passage for the rider itself. Meaning: if you ride in a group, only those with a gps can use it as proof.

*) Every brevet has a designated "Reports Controller."
The Reports Controller collects all the proofs of passage in controls.
They will check the proofs of passage, and produce an Excel file with the results of all the riders.
That Excel file will be sent to me, and I will pass it on to the ACP.
The Reports Controller is in charge of collecting riders contact details before the ride, checking proofs of passage, collecting ACP Registration fees after a successful brevet, creating the Excel file, and sending it to me.
There are no other obligation and/or responsibilities for the Reports Controller.

As of writing of this post, the Reports Controllers for the 2014 brevet season are:
Dec 29 2017: David
Jan 12 2018: Menashe
Feb 1 2018: David
Feb 23 2018: Menashe
Mar 8 2018: David
Mar 22 2018: Menashe
Apr 27 2018: David

I can be contacted first by email, and refer you to the relevant Reports Controller.
My contact details are listed at the relevant ACP page.

*) The Reports Controller must be contacted up to 2 weeks before a brevet, according to the brevet dates written above.
It will help them getting ready with everything that's needed to follow the riders.
A rider who finished a brevet successfully is entitled to register with the ACP. This will be recognized all over the world, and could be used when registering to any brevet anywhere in the world.
Registration fees are 40 NIS (roughly 11 USD / 9 EUR / 7 GBP) per rider per brevet.
You need to pay the registration fees within 48 hours after a successful brevet.

Registration schedule for a support car (that you can meet only at controls) are the same as the riders. There are no fees for a support car.

*) After a successful finish, you can also buy the official ACP medal at a price of 40 NIS (in addition to the registration fees.) Each distance has its own medal.
You need to notify the Reports Controller that you want to buy the medal, and pass the additional fees within 48 hours after a successful brevet.
The design of the medals changes every 4 years, after PBP.

*) Prices may change during the season. If they do change, it will only be to a lower price.
Prices will not be more expensive than 40 NIS for registration and/or medal.
It is possible to pay with PayPal, for an extra 5 NIS
i.e. 45 NIS instead of 40 NIS for registration only, or 85 NIS instead of 80 NIS for registration and medal.

*) The brevets are held on public roads.
Therefore, there's no way we can block any other rider from riding on the same road at the same time as the brevet. But if you want your ride to be recognized, you must notify the Reports Controller before the brevet.
The Reports Controller is entitled to not recognizing any ride without giving any reason (before or after the brevet!)

Good Luck!

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A few additional words about the brevets:

Like every year we have a brevet SR Series (200, 300, 400, 600) in Israel.

Since 2018 is a non PBP year, we expect to have smaller fields, and only do a small number of brevets.

However, 2018 is a season before PBP, so the longest brevet ridden in 2018 will determine the time for PBP 2019 pre-registration.
The longer brevet ridden in 2018 - The earlier you could pre-register to PBP 2019.


In 2018 will also have a (our second) brevet 1200.
This brevet will require qualifiers which are described in its dedicated post.

*) 200 Dec 2017, Northern, start/finish is at Bet HaShita. Start time is 05:00 am.

*) 200 Jan 2018, Southern.

*) 200 Apr 2018, Northern. Afula to Katzrin and Gilboa. not easy circular, starting near Nazareth, going to the Sea of Galilee, passing near many early Christianity attractions (like Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, etc.)
climbing to the Golan Heights, and Mount Gilboa.
It is held fully in day time, so no need for a reflective vest, and/or lights.
Start time is 05:30 am.

*) 300, relatively easy out-and-back, from Sderot to Dimona, Mitzpe Ramon, and back.
There are no major climbs in this route.
Start time is 16:00 on a Thursday, finishing on Friday at noon.

*) 400, not easy on-way, from Eilat on the Red Sea, to Tel Aviv, crossing the whole of the Negev desert in southern Israel, as well as the Ramon Crater.
Start time is 09:00 on Friday, finishing on Saturday at 12:00 noon.

*) The seconf brevet 600 will be relatively easier than the first brevet 600 (which is relatively easy out-and-back, from Tel Aviv to Mitzpe Ramon and back.)

*) 1200, The route planned is similar to the route ridden in 2014. Highlights: Tel Aviv, Dead Sea, Negev Desert.
Start/finish will be in the Tel Aviv area, and will travel in a southern direction.

*) For reference, a Brevet 200 is scheduled for 2/Nov/2018 which will be part of the 2019 season, and could be used as a qualifier for PBP 2019.
It will be held on the same route of the Northern Brevet 200 of Apr/2018.



The brevets have an increasing level of difficulty.
Starting with a relatively easy brevet 200, continuing with a 300 that includes night riding.
Brevet 400 is a big jump above brevet 300. Brevet 600 adds another night of riding, with accumulated difficulty.


Personally, I would recommend the following brevets for first time riders in Israel:

*) 400, on February 2018. From the southernmost town in Israel, Eilat, on the Red Sea, to Central Tel Aviv, crissing the whole Negev desert, and the Ramon Crater, the largest in the world!On Saturday morning you'll be passing through Israel's hub of road cycling - You'll get a taste of what it's like. Then you'll go through one of Tel Aviv's main roads, full of cafes and restaurants full of people having a Saturday breakfast or brunch.

*) 200, on Apr 2018 (and Nov 2018,) Lots of scenery and history.


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