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Brest2Ars is a charity bike ride from Brest in Finisterre, Western France to Ars on Île de Ré. What started as a puerile joke in the pub 3 years ago became the first ever joint cycling fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK.

Between them, B2A 2013 and 2014 raised over £25,000 for both our nominated charities and were memorable events for all those who took part or were involved in some way.

In 2015 B2A took a holiday mainly due to GCSE exams (Our kids, not the adults) but we're hoping it will be back in 2016, bigger, better and Brestier than ever. If you're interested in riding it, use the contact page to drop us a line. Thanks

Photo Gallery

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Check out the images from previous rides

See what all the fuss was about.

Check out the images from the inaugural B2A charity ride.

Team shots, whiskey shots and strange french people on motorised bicycles, you'll find them all here.

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The Route

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Où sont Brest et Ars?

For those that don't know their French geography or anatomy. Brest is on the West coast of France in the Finisterre region and Ars en Ré is in Il de Ré aprrox 600km to the south, just off the coast of La Rochelle. Check out the full route on mapmyride.




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Latest News

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With no B2A ride to keep them out of trouble, two of our finest riders George (Disco) Brisco and Lui Zurawski decided to take on the epic Paris-Brest-Paris. This blue riband of randoneur rides entails covering 1200km in less than 90 hours. Needless to say it doesn't leave much time for sleeping.

The guys completed it with an hour to go. Chapeau!

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    Nice short video made by Brooks for the 2011 Paris Brest - captures it well

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    Lui's Paris Brest 2015. Unfortunately the GPS didn't capture the full details, but the official website shows...

    30th August @ 00:23
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    Lui and George are on the final push with less than an hour to go before they reach the finish line at the...

    20th August @ 08:19