Fritz Geers will compete in mountain bike marathon races all over Europe until 2015. In addition to the Abitur, his parents forbade him to take part in other competitions. The young athlete finds a solution to his problem with certification: He qualifies as a "super randonneur" for the Paris-Brest-Paris superrevet over the 200, 300, 400 and 600 kilometer bike rides. These cycling events are not competitions, but they are nevertheless a sporting challenge. The brevet is not about being the fastest, the best or the strongest, but rather about riding a bike.
Everyone meets in Paris For four years, thousands of randonneurs from all over the world came together to drive the 1,230-kilometer route to the Atlantic and back. While it is actually customary for brevets not to use any support, the control points on the route are overcrowded with mobile homes with supervisors. Fritz drives the brevet with luggage and we are only overtaken by a rented vehicle every now and then so that this film could be made. As an additional challenge, he would like to drive his certification without sleeping, which also works except for a few short interruptions in the ditch.
After 1,230 kilometers and around 62 hours, the last stamp in Paris is entered in the control book and stowed the bike in the bike case to start the return journey to Germany by train. Paris-Brest-Paris is a good introduction to getting to know the world of ultracycling. It does not require a large organization of sponsors or supervisors and it is still possible to cover more than 1,000 kilometers on a bike. In the Brevet you get to know people with whom you talk like with friends you have known for over thirty years and you gain a lot of experiences. It's not about achieving top sporting performances, but the time limit of 90 hours still pushes one or the other to their limits.