Silk Route 2020


The 1200+ km "SILK ROUTE" is the official Brevet (long distance cycling ride) based on the rules of the Audax Club Parisian (ACP).

It takes place in Uzbekistan in accordance with the annual International Calendar of Randonneurs Mondial on an approved route and fixed schedule.

The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade where silk  was carried accross the continent from China to the West.  

The ride start is between 7-00 and 8-00am on September 19st, 2020 from the city of Samarkand, and finishes in Tashkent. Legend of the route.

The maximum number of riders is 50.

1 Maksim Fedorov Russia
2 Sergei Siaskov Russia
3 Magnus Fischer Germany
4 Kseniia Druzhinina Russia
5 Pamela Cepparulo Italy
6 Viacheslav Ershov Russia
7 Aleksandr Gordienko Russia
8 Konstantin Makarov Russia
9 Alexey Lukashin Russia
10 Filipp Akhmedov Russia
11 Rafkhat Sulemin Uzbekistan
12 Aleksei Bulychev Russia
14 Sergey Golubkov Russia
15 Oleg Volkov Russia
16 Ichiro Noda Germany
17 Aleksei Zakharov Russia
18 Andrei Afonin Russia
19 Dragomir Titei Romania
20 Vasily Shirobokov Russia
21 Alexander Velskov Russia
22 Barry Browne  Ireland
23 Paul Tost Germany
24 Keisuke Hinoue  Japan
25 Paul van Wersch Canada
26 Svetlana Sedova Russia
27 Vadim Malakhovskiy Russia
28 Dmitry Baryshnikov Russia
29 Sergei Tonkovskii Russia

For participants, citizens of the CIS(Commonwealth of Independant States) and foreign countries, there is an agreement with some hotels and camping sites which are 1.5 - 2km from the start point. As the number of rooms is limited participants are recommended to book their accommodation before August 1

Registration of randonneurs, bicycle and equipment checks, will be on September 18th, 2020 at 10-00am in Samarkand.

The route of this 1200+km cycling marathon passes through the sights of some of the most ancient cities - Samarkand, Bukhara.

Samarkand: Bibi Khanum (1399-1404 monument, the Great Mosque of Tamerlane), Registan (one of the most beautiful squares in the world, which is called the pearl of Central Asia), Gur Emir (Tamerlane family vault).

Bukhara: Route passes along the street of Nakshbandi through the very heart of ancient Bukhara.

Translation: Chris Wilby


The participation fee includes:

  • confirmation from Audax Club Parisien (sent by e-mail or post);
  • a set of documents explaining the functioning of SILK ROUTE 2020 (an itinerary sheet, a brevet card, a personal number fixed on the bike frame).


The weather in October in Uzbekistan is good for brevets. The average temperature is +20-25 °C during the day and +5-10 °C in the night time. Precipitation is unlikely. Those who wish to participate in the brevet SILK ROUTE 1200+ km are expected to fill in the Application Form.


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