This article will be a reverse chronological log of items found on social media, and status updates, from Paris-Brest-Paris 2015. Focus on Australian riders and supporters.
Fri 21st August
All done and dusted. Stories will abound. Tradition is to swap jerseys at the end and here an Australian PBP2015 jersey now has a new home in India.
Thu 20th August
The faster riders of the 90 hour group are now finishing, and we've seen some of the Australians come in. Being 1am France time when this is posted many riders will be taking a sleep, but at the tail of the field the clock is now a big pressure and we'll see some big efforts to make cutoffs.
Phillip Jang who is in hospital as a result of a crash had surgery and a number of us have since spoken with him. He seems in good spirits, although obviously disappointed.
Shane Starling (maybe an ex-pat rider) announced his abandonment due to Shermer's Neck, a syndrome where the rider is no longer able to support their head (look upright) with their neck muscles.
Wed 19th August
One of the most famous stops on Paris Brest Paris. This family provide crepes, coffee and spot to rest in exchange for the promise of sending a postcard when you get home.
Sergey Shulubin rocking the 2011 Audax Australia PBP Jersey (middle).
Tour, sightsee and finish an endurance event. Nice one!
The Randonneur Hotel - the real experience of Paris Brest Paris is the first time you walk into a gym full of snoring cyclists.
Nicholas Booth first Australian back to Paris 18/8 16:28 48h12m. Fast times are inspiring and lanterne rouges inspire. Let's get behind the LRTs (Lanterne Rouge Types) and cheer them back to Paris. Allez!
Tue 18th August
Nicholas Burnett, best we can tell somewhere around Loudeac.
The lead rider is back in Paris. A German rider who finished in 42 hours 26 minutes for 1230km.
Bec Morton showing off her PBP 2007 jersey.
Long shadows, but light is coming.
Pont de l'Iroise signals getting close to Brest.
Kiwi rider manages to get a photo taken riding through the fields of sunflowers.
Translation: "Paris-Brest-Paris: when a bench of the Huelgoat becomes the most beautiful palaces!"
Riders are now really needing a sleep.
Riders are stretched across the field, with the lead Australian rider through Loudeac on the return at the same time as riders on the outbound leg are asleep at that control.
Can still manage a smile, has worked out his selfie stick, but really needs a shave.
Mon 17th August
Nicholas Booth arrived Brest 17/8/15 13:49 elapsed time 21h33m for 614km.
Locals providing much needed food, drinks and encouragement. The roadside support from local communities is something all participants remember.
Our own Andy Roberts capturing the 84hr (5am) start.
The ride through the night taking it's toll on riders at Villaines.
First riders reached Tinténiac (~362km) at 3am GMT+2. That is about 32.9km, including stops.
The food on offer at Villaines (220km)
The queue for food at Mortagne.
Well into their first night on the road and there's no need for navigation, just follow the tail lights.
First riders arrived Villaines (222km) about 10:20PM (GMT+2).
Every conceivable type of bicycle.
Between checkpoints spectators providing water to riders.
Sun 16th August
The towns enroute are ready for the riders who will be following these signs.