About Permanents

A Permanent is a brevet, but it can be ridden on any day, chosen by the rider.

Permanents route info

What is a Permanent?

A Permanent is a brevet, but it can be ridden on any day, chosen by the rider. Regarding distances, time limits, controls, brevet cards, certificates, they are similar to regular BRM brevets. Also digital information like GPS files, Google Map links, overview maps, are available in exactly the same way as usual. Permanents are typically designed by enthusiastic randonneurs, but the administration and control of Permanents is overseen by Korea Randonneurs.
A permanent can be done individually but also in a group. If you are a first time participant in a randonneuring event, please make sure you fully understand the rules of regular brevets.

How to ride a Permanent

1. Send an email

Send an email to Jan Boonstra at janboonstra49@gmail.com with the following information:

  • The Permanent code (PT-01 ~ PT-79), see the Permanents Route listing.
  • The member number(s) and name of the rider(s)
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    2. Receive payment instructions

    You will receive payment instructions: ₩14,000 per person per permanent.
    After 16th permanent applications, the participation fee is ₩5,000(over 17th).
    After we receive payment, you receive a confirmation that you are registered. Only after registration, you can start the permanent. Please register at least one day before you want to ride the permanent.
    You do not need to fix the day of riding. You can start on any day within 6 months after payment.

     
    3. Download and print out

    Download and print out the permanent sheet and more information yourself on permanent course info page

  • Permanent Sheet
  • Waiver Form
  • GPX file, overview map and control info sheet
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    4. Send Start Info

    Before the start, send a photograph of;(Jan Boonstra / 010-8915-7046)

  • Before the start, send a photograph of the waiver form by Kakao Talk. At the start, make a start-picture, showing the riders at the starting point.
  • The time of making the picture is the official starting time. Send pictures immediately to Jan Boonstra by Kakao Talk, telephone number 010-8915-7046.

  • There is no need to fix the date and starting time. You can start any time within a period of 6 months after the date of payment. You do not need to tell in advance, just send me the picture and name and number and PT-number when you start.

     
    5. At controls (CP)

    At controls (CP) at convenience stores, get a stamp and mark the time of passing. If you cannot get a stamp, use the CP as a photo control. At photo controls, send the picture, showing the riders and the control point, immediately by Kakao Talk.
    At the finish, make a finish-picture of the rider at the finish point and also a picture of the permanent sheet.

     
    6. The results

    The results will be added to your personal record, but only if you were registered for the permanent.
    On the permanent control sheet fill in the date and riding time and don't forget to place your signature.
    If you like to receive a certificate (for free) and a homologation of your permanent (stamp and signature on the control sheet), send the permanent control sheet by normal mail to

  • Jan Boonstra : Busan City, Busanjin-gu Jungangdaero 981, Sentevil #513. postcode 47209.
  • Rules

    All rules regarding safety and night riding apply, as well as the obligation for proper accident insurance. Participants must be KoRa members. If needed, riders may register at the Online Registration Site. KoRa permanents differ from regular BRM brevets as follows:
  • Permanents are not ACP sanctioned, meaning that a successful permanent does not count toward the Super Randonneur qualification.
    But they do count for KR5000 and R12 awards.
  • Distances outside the BRM-scheme (200, 300, 400, 600, 1000 km) are possible and the listed kilometers will count for one's personal mileage record.
  • The time limit is calculated from an average speed of 15 km/h, using the actual distance and counting from the actual starting time. Example: Starting time is 7:10 am and the distance is 204 km. The riding time is calculated as 13h 36m, so the rider needs to send his arrival photograph before 8:46 pm.
  • Apply only by email to janboonstra49@gmail.com.
  • A permanent registration has a validity of 6 months. It is not refundable and cannot be exchanged with the registration of a regular brevet.
  • A cue sheet is not provided.
  • The bicycle inspection at the start is not carried out by a KoRa staff, it is the responsibility of the rider to ensure the safety of his/her bike in accordance with the rules.
  • All other brevet rules apply, including the regulations mentioned in the FAQ page.
    Feedback and suggestions, announcements of changes due to road construction or closure are always welcome. Also, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have a suggestion for a new permanent course.