he Fleche Nationales is an endurance cycling event that has a long history dating back to the early 20th century. The first edition of the event was organized in France in 1947 by Audax Club Parisien (ACP), a long-distance cycling organization.
The Fleche Nationales was modeled after another ACP event called the Flèche Velocio, which had been first held in 1938. The Flèche Velocio was a 24-hour team cycling event that required participants to ride a minimum distance of 360 kilometers (224 miles) while passing through several control points.
The Fleche Nationale follows a similar format, with teams of three to five riders covering a distance of 360 kilometers within 24 hours, starting from a designated location and ending at another designated location. The event is held annually in France and is recognized as one of the most challenging long-distance cycling events in the world.
Over the years, the Fleche Nationales has grown in popularity, with cyclists from around the world traveling to France to participate in the event. The event continues to be organized by Audax Club Parisien and remains a testament to the endurance and determination of long-distance cyclists.
How To Ride A Flèches?
Form a team of minimum 3 and maximum 5 riders.
Plan your own route. You can start the ride anywhere at 7am (Saturday 15/4) and finish at Kampung Papan, Pusing, Perak at7am (Sunday 16/4), with a minimum distance of 360KM.
Submit your proposed route in RidewithGPS format with designated checkpoint location during the registration. At the 22nd hours (6pm on Saturday), you must stop at one checkpoint and get a stamp/chop from a local store. This checkpoint must be at least 25KM away from the finishing point.
Fleche cards will be posted to ride leader before the event. All riders must bring the cards with you during the ride and get the stamps from the local store (checkpoint).
Meet at the finishing line in Kampung Papan, Pusing, Perak. A certificate with your name and covered mileage will be given to all finishers at the finish line. Audax Club Parisien will issue certificate with homologation numbers end of the year.
Remember, riding a Fleche Nationale requires physical endurance, mental toughness, and a team-oriented mindset. With careful planning and preparation, you can successfully complete this challenging event.