21 June 2012: Bangalore - Belgaum - Bangalore 1000

The Ride

The mammoth 1000km ride, the only ACP sanctioned ride of such a distance in India takes you on NH4 past eight wind swept districts of Karnataka. Passing over the elevated Deccan plateau and bordering the Western ghats, the route covers an elevation range of 430 meters with 3.5kms of cumulative climbs. With rainy squalls and nearly 40kmph head winds at times adding spice to the long winding and seemingly never ending wind swept uphills, this ride is definitely not for the weak hearted!! Having an intimidating record of being conquered by only one person, the route offers a serious challenge to all randonneurs.

This is an ACP sanctioned brevet ride, and must be completely self-supported. The ride has to be finished within 75 hrs. This is not a competitive ride.

Ride Summary

Date: June 21, 2012, 4pm. Registration formalities begin 3.30pm.
Start: CCD/Citibank, MG Road, Bangalore
End: CCD, Hesaraghatta Main Road, Bangalore
Distance: 1000 km
Time limit: 75 hours 

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 weeks.

Registration Information

Registration is mandatory and must be done through the RRBM website. The registration fee is Rs 200, 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 Sunday, June 17, 6 pm.

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: Most of the route has excellent and well tarred roads on the NH-4. There are a few sections where the road is under repair. The service roads are available for use at these sections, and they too are in very good condition. People wanting to road bike the route may want to note that although the road itself is in excellent condition, the section of the road to the left of the white marker designating the boundary of the road is dirty, with lots of small stones and grit. this led to multiple punctures for three different riders last time.

Traffic: NH-4 has very fast moving heavy vehicle traffic and riders are advised to take all precautions while riding alongside these vehicles. The traffic density is sparse in most places, but the danger on the route is due to the high inherent mass and average speed of the vehicles ( in the frame of the cyclist ) on this route, leading to a larger net momentum per vehicle as compared to the other brevet routes of the Bangalore series.

Route Map: The route map and the elevation profile, generated from www.gpsies.com is provided below( only for reference). You can find the GPX in the attachments section at the end of the page, or can download it from the gpsies site. Please note the cue-sheet is the official guide to the route.


An up-to-date cuesheet is not available, but last year's cue sheet is available, and is correct except for the dates and times.

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


All credits are due to the Cleated warriors and the organisers of last years Bangalore Brevets for providing the logistics in terms of route, cue-sheet, map and gps files for this route.