Silk Route 2019
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, 2019 from the city of Tashkent, and finishes in Tashkent. Legend of the route.
The maximum number of riders is 50.
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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, 2019
Registration of randonneurs, bicycle and equipment checks, will be on September 20th, 2019 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 2019 (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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