The Hell Week consists of four consecutive brevets of 200, 300, 400 and 600 km, organized by Provence Randonneurs, which is a non profit bicycle touring association governed by the Law of 1901.
These brevets are validated by Audax Club Parisien, and therefore qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris 2023.
The regulations for these brevets are ruled by Audax Club Parisien, and published at the address: Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux
Support vehicles are prohibited even at intermediate controls. This rule also applies to the possible overnight stops.
A detailed cue sheet (road-book) and a GPS track will be published on the organizer’s website. The organizer will not put any sign or marking on the roads.
The Hell Week is not a competitive event. No rider classification is made. No special reward is granted to individual performance. A Finisher list is published on the organizer’s website, but individual time results are not published.
During their stay at Base Camp, participants are required to have a correct attitude, decent dress, and to respect the main instructions of the organizer. It is forbidden to throw waste and pollutants in nature. It is forbidden to make fire. Any damage to the facilities must be reimbursed. An incorrect attitude towards the organizer may lead to disqualification.
Each participant must obey the French traffic law and all road signs placed by territorial authorities.
Participants must not ride more than two side-by-side on the road. They must line up in single file when a vehicle is approaching if the road is not wide enough to allow safe passage. They must remain in single file on high traffic roads. They must remain in single file at night and in other low-light conditions (rain, fog ...).
Bicycles must be equipped in accordance with the provisions of the French traffic law, in particular with safety and braking systems. They must be equipped with a lighting system securely and permanently fixed on the bike, even during daytime. Backup lighting system and headlamp are recommended. Flashing LEDs at the rear are forbidden, so as not to dazzle other participants. At night or in other low-light conditions, lights must be turned on at all times and a high visibility vest must be worn, as requested by the French traffic law. E-bikes are prohibited.
Participants who abandon must notify the ride organizer by email or text message. The organizer does not offer any repatriation at the start place, nor bike repairing service.
In the event of a personal accident, the participant or any person assisting the participant must call the emergency services (112) and notify the ride organizer by email or text message.
The Hell Week is open to any cyclist, whether French or foreign, whether member of a cycling club or not, regardless of his or her sports affiliation.
Participants are strongly advised to take out individual accident insurance extended for cycling (unless they have a sports license including such insurance)..
The organizer has no individual accident insurance for the participants. The organizer has not taken out insurance for the repatriation of participants. The organizer is insured for civil liability throughout the duration of the event, in accordance with Article L321-1 of the French Sports Code.
Any rider under the age of 18 must have consent of his or her parent or legal guardian, and wear a helmet.
Participation as a professional coach, tour operator, fundraiser, or other gainful activity is prohibited.
To validate his registration, each participant must personally provide the information requested by the organizer on his website, and personally pay the registration fee. No intermediary will be accepted.
Any fraud leads to the disqualification of the participant.
The participants in the Hell Week accept the publication, on the organizer's website, of their identities as well as of photos where they could appear. The organizer will not use their identities for commercial purposes or transmit them to a third party for this purpose.
Any rider who registers for the Hell Week has read all the present rules, and accepts by these actions the present rules without any exception.
Any complaint or claim, for any reason whatsoever, must be expressed in writing and addressed to the organizer within one month after the Hell Week.