July 2012: Kolar Gold Fields 300K

The Ride

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The Kolar Gold Fields region may not have nuggets of gold anymore, but it does have significant nuggets of history. The Kolar Gold Fields 300km BRM takes you through some ancient and important towns in the Kolar Gold Fields region near Bangalore. It then crosses into the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh travelling a beautiful road from Venkatagirikota before entering Tamil Nadu. We then trace the Palar river to Vaniyambadi, before returning via NH-46 in the shadow of the Yelagiri hills and NH-7 to Bangalore via Krishnagiri.

This is an ACP-sanctioned brevet ride, and must be completely self-supported. The ride must be finished within 20 hours, but note that it is not a competitive ride.

Ride Summary

Date: July 14, 2012, 6 AM
Start: M G Road Metro Station
End: Silk Board Junction on the Outer Ring Road
Distance: 315 km
Time limit: 20 hours

The ride is open to all cyclists regardless of their affiliation.

Rules and Regulations

Please read the rules and regulations for a randonnée.

Lights and reflective jackets are compulsory for this brevet. You will not be allowed to start without them.

The rider must return his/her brevet card to the organizers at the end of the brevet for their ride to be homologated. Riders completing the brevet successfully can opt for a medal from ACP, for which a separate medal fee of INR 350 must be paid. Cards and medals will be returned after a few months.

Registration Information

Registration is mandatory and must be done through the RRBM website. The registration fee is Rs 300, which must be paid via online transfer. Payment details will be sent to you via email after registration. You will also need to sign a waiver at the start.

Please note Brevets are held rain or shine.

Registrations will close automatically on Wednesday, July 11.

If you already have a jersey number for the Bangalore Brevets, register using the Returning Riders page. You can look up the roster to find your number.

If you are riding the Bangalore Brevets for the first time and do not have a jersey number, register using the New Rider page, you will be automatically assigned a new jersey number.

View the list of all registrations so far.

Riders completing the brevet successfully can opt for a medal from ACP, for which a separate medal fee of INR 350 must be paid at the end of the ride.


Surface: Mostly state-highways and national highways, the road is in excellent condition except for SH-95 from Hoskote to Bethmangala. The stretch between Malur and Tekal presents the most potholes, though roads continue to be paved throughout. Roads in AP and TN are in excellent shape.

Traffic: NH-4, NH-46 and NH-7 are all national highways and have significant amounts of traffic, and NH-7 is under six-laning, so ride carefully! SH-95 is quiet, but features heavy vehicle traffic, and is narrow. Be careful of oncoming and overtaking vehicles. All the other roads have moderate traffic.

Terrain: Here is the elevation profile generated by utrack.crempa.net for the route from data provided by gpsvisualizer.com, there is about 1750m of climbing.


A GPX of the route can be found in the attachment sections at the end of the page.

Kolar Gold Fields 300K BRM


December's draft cue-sheet is available. An up-to-date cuesheet will be provided to registered riders at the Start, along with a map.



Kolar Gold Fields Recce


Map: Sandeep, Sreepathi

Recce: Sandeep, Sreepathi

Photos: Sandeep, Sreepathi

Cuesheet: Sreepathi