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21 August 2019 – The Audax Randonneurs Philippines led by its founder, Ms. Carmela Patricia S. Pearson, together with around 60 other cyclists from the Philippines are participating in the 2019 Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) Ride being held on 18-22 August 2019 which started at Rambouillet, France.

The PBP is a long distance cycling event organized by the Audax Club Parisien. It is just one of only three remaining classic cycling events in the world and is held every four years. This race covers 1,200 kilometers from Paris to Brest and back to Paris wherein the participants have to finish within 80-90 hours ride. This year’s event is expected to be participated in by as much as 6,500 cyclists from all over the world.

The Philippine Embassy, led by Ms. Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau, Chargé d’ affaires, a.i. provided moral support and encouragement to our Filipino cyclists from the Philippines on 17 August 2019 during its meet and greet with the group. The Philippine contingent was happy and inspired to raise and carry the Philippine flag in this quest in France. END.

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17 August 2019. The Philippine contingent to the Paris Brest Paris Brevet Quadrennial Ride is at Ramboullet and joined in the 1200 km cycling in 90 hours. Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau (fifth from the left, first row) posing with the Philippine contingent on 17 August 2019 during the meet and greet with the group.

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Chargé d’affaires, a.i., Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau, (second from right) together with the female cyclists joining the Philippine contingent to the 2019 Paris-Brest-Paris Quadrennial Ride.