We are pleased to announce that E-Brevet validation is now available for some permanent events, on both Android and iPhone. It offers contact free "proof of passage" via a new smartphone app (it doesn't replace other forms of validation which will continue to be accepted).
Initially perm organisers including Lucy McTaggart, Anton Brown, Mike Wigley, John Hamilton, Darrell Whittle, Chris Wilby, John Hamilton and Phil Whitehurst are offering it, with more being added. There isn't a special indicator yet on the perms list but you should see a note in the event description. If you want to use it, enter using the basic online option (not "by GPS").
Rider's instructions are available here. You can login to the E-brevet website using your normal AUK login name and password. There you will find links to the app downloads and an up to date list of events for which it is enabled. You can test it out with the X1000 "Sofa Surfer" event - if you are planning to use it for an event we strongly recommend this. It will check that you have everything set up OK, including your email address (entering this incorrectly on the app will result in failure to upload a completed event!)
A small number of calendar events are now offering it for proof of passage in lieu of receipts/info control answers as long as control times are recorded on the brevet card afterwards.
If you have any questions or issues when using the app please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all the testers who have contributed to the development of the app by providing lots of feedback and ideas over the last few months.