July 2012 (Nearly) Chellakere 400K BRM

The Ride

The route of this brevet starts from one campus of IISc and passes close to the 100 year younger campus at Challakere. The ride takes you through Hesaraghatta lake, Madhure lake and Doddabelavangala along peaceful village roads. It reaches Dobbaspete along NH 207 before heading to Madhugiri. From there we go to Hiriyur via Sira, and take the road to Challakere from Hiriyur. We do not go till Challakere but turn off at Eraballi to join NH 4 for the return journey to Bangalore.

This is an ACP sanctioned brevet ride, and must be completely self-supported. The ride has to be finished within 27 hrs, but note that it is not a competitive ride.

Ride Summary

Date: July 21, 2012, 06:00                                                                                                                                        
Start: Indian Institute of Science, New BEL Road Gate.

End: Centenary Hostel Gate, New BEL Road.
Distance: 400 km
Time limit: 27 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.

Registrations will close automatically on Wednesday, July 18, 6 pm.

Please note Brevets are held rain or shine.

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.


A route map is provided below for reference. An official cue-sheet will be made available before the event.

Challakere 400 Jan 2012

Surface: Mostly state highways and national highways. There are a few potholed sections, particularly the IIHR road (passing adjacent to Hesaraghatta lake) and the NH 234 section near Sira. The Silvepura road, Doddabelavangala road and SH 3 have moderate surface. Rest of the route has very good surface. The onward journey till Sira (of about 155 kms) has 20kms of bad roads, 70kms of moderate to good roads and 65kms of very good roads. From Sira on, the remaining 245kms are absolute roadie scum roads.

Traffic: NH 4 has significant amounts of traffic, though it has large shoulders and should present no problems. SH 19 (Bellary-Hiriyur road) has moderate to heavy traffic. Ride carefully on this road especially after dark. NH 207 and NH 234 have moderate traffic. All the other roads have very less traffic.

Terrain: Here is the elevation profile generated by utrack.crempa.net for the route from data provided by gpsvisualizer.com, there is about 2200m of climbing.

Challakere 400 elevation profile
A GPX of the route can be found in the attachment sections at the end of the page.


The older January 2012 draft cue-sheet is now available. Riders will be given an updated cuesheet at the start.

Registered riders will be given the cue-sheet at the start, along with a map.


Map: Nirmal, Sreepathi, Mustafa

Recce: Chiddu, Nirmal, Mustafa, Sreepathi