I completed -
London - Edinburgh - London in 2017
Paris - Brest - Paris in 2019.
Below are some of the main differences:
Distance 1200 1440
Time allowed 80h, 84h, 90h 114h
Note It is manditory to arrive To be completed in the total time. Arrival at
at each control on time intermediary controls are not considered and
you are informed how much time you have
"in time" (ahead of schedule) or to make up.
Route clearly indicated at each junction GPS is necessary
with a sign or volunteer
Route style Steady undulating throughout A little bit of everything. Roads, tracks
Atmosphere 5000 participants. Thousands of 1500 participants. Very few people on the road
volunteers lining the road (even this event does not have the history behind it
during the night)
Bag drop Not officially available 2 are included
I believe a private US company offers one
Surface quality good good
On both, a lot of work goes into not only the route but the road quality. Route checked thoroughly
Cost 120euro for the entry £330. Entry, food, accommodation included
All costs are pay-as-you-demand
Food At each control there is a canteen At each control there is a glorious buffet
Be prepared to queue The food has a good reputation!
Showers At each control At each control
Next on the list....
Borders of Belgium - September 2022