Silk Route 2018


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 21st, 2018 from the city of Tashkent, and finishes in Tashkent. Legend of the route.

The maximum number of riders is 50.

1 Arthur van der Lee Netherlands
2 Paul van Wersch Canada
3 Oleg Volkov Russia
4 Magnus Fischer Germany
5 Maxim Zav`yalov Russia
6 Aleksey Zorin Russia
7 Oscar   Tosini Italia
8 Rafkhat Sulemin Uzbekistan
9 Vadim Malakhovskiy Russia
10 Paul Tost Germany
11 Ferdinand Jung Austria
12 Heinz Enz Austria
14 Aleksander Gordienko Russia
15 Zoe Holliday Bulgaria
16 Maksim Nikulin Russia
17 Mike Noonan USA
18 Young Han Jang South Korea
19 Alexey Lukashin Russia
20 Aleksandr Poloskov Russia
21 François Laperche Belgium
22 Kseniia Druzhinina 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, 2018

Registration of randonneurs, bicycle and equipment checks, will be on September 20th, 2018 at 10-00am in Tashkent.

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

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.

Nurata: the fortress of Alexander the Great, The Sacred Source

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 2018 (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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