The '83 plaquette contains a wealth of material and is a whopping 84 pages. Highlights include a 10 page pbp retrospective article assembled by Robert and Suzanne Lepertel, a table showing the number of brevets of the various distances ridden per year going back to 1921, discussions of the various other ACP rides (Flèche Velocio, Flèches de France, etc.) and a 5 page feature focusing on the birth of Randonneurs Mondiaux.
Like in the '79 issue, the interior
of the '83 plaquette is printed entirely in blue, both pictures
and text, but with a four-colour cover. Thanks to Dan McGuire and Harold Bridge who both gave me their plaquettes for this project..
PBP '83 - Vital Statistics:
Participants (Starters): 2106
A selection of Photos from the 1983 Plaquette (photo enlargements)
can be found in the PBP Photos Section elsewhere on this site.
The 1983 Plaquette:
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