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Paris Roubaix Challenge and Pro race 2015
10th to 13th April 2015
Bring your bike and ride the cobbles for the Paris Roubaix Challenge before watching the Pros!
In April 2015, the Roubaix Challenge will take place the day before the 2015 Paris Roubaix Pro Race. We are offering you the chance to incorporate both riding the event plus watching the 2015 Paris Roubaix Pro race within our weekend travel package.
The ultimate challenge is to ride the 170k from Busigny to Roubaix on the same course as the pros the day after. However the routes of the 70 and 140k will also leave you plenty of opportunity to get to know the tough cobblestone sections of the mythical Paris-Roubaix race.
Sports Tours International has many years of experience in operating cycling trips to this part of France, so join the experts on the cobbles and enjoy this wonderful cyclo-touristique event.
Planned itinerary for the 2015 event:
Friday 10th of April:
East Coast coach:
We will sail early in the afternoon from Calais to Dover and we will get to Cambrai. On arrival your evening meal will be waiting for you and you will enjoy a good night's sleep at the Hotel Ibis Cambrai.South Coast Coach:
We'll have an afternoon sailing to Calais, arriving in Cambrai in the evening. We will have your numbers ready for you on arrival at the hotel. You will stay at the hotel Interhotel Cambrai.Brussels airport:
We will run arrival transfers from Brussels airport at on Friday the 10th of April at:
If you want to come and join us in Belgium without taking the coach from the UK, we will also be running a transfer from the airport to our hotel in Saint-Quentin. Please advise us of your flight details at the time of booking and we will come and collect you from Brussels airport.
We'll spend 3 nights on bed and breakfast at the centrally located Ibis Saint-Quentin hotel, with evening meal taken at a local restaurant.
The Ibis Cambrai hotel and restaurant are a stone's throw from the city center and the museum, as well as Le Chateau Cambrésis with its Matisse museum, Caudry and its lace museum, Vaucelles Abbey and its orchid show, and the memorial at the Route de Solesmes military cemetery. All rooms have free WIFI. The hotel has a bar, 24-hour snack service and free enclosed parking.
The Ibis Saint-Quentin is in the heart of a city famed for its art deco architecture, capital of Haute Picardie. It is ideally lodated for visitis to the Basillica, the paintings of Maurice Quentin de la Tour at the Antoine Lecuyer museum, the Henri Matisse museum, the craft village of Antan, and for strolls around the Marais d'Isle nature reserve. The hotel has free WIFI, web-corner and Rendez-Vous bar.Saturday 11th of April - 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge
Please note that we have been advised by the race organisers that a medical certificate is NOT required.
After an early breakfast, our coach will take you to the start of the 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge which will be in Busigny this year for the 170km distance. Busigny is is about 30km from our hotel in Cambrai.
The start is a fairly low key affair. We will get there and you can set off once you are ready. At the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome we'll be there for you with a sandwich and a drink.
We will go to Busigny first as the start for the 170k event will be between 0700 and 0800. After this the coach will go up to Roubaix to drop off those who are doing the 140km and 70km distances. These start between 0700 and 1000 and 0700 and 1200 respectively.
Start and finish locations per distance:
After everybody has finished, we will take you back to the hotel in Cambrai so we are well located to see the race the day after.
On arrival back to the hotel, we will have the evening mealSunday 12th of April - The Paris Roubaix Pro Race
After breakfast we'll go to the start area in Compiegne to watch the start of the 2015 pro race, after which, using our expert knowledge of the race route, we'll guide you to a number of pave sections to view the pro race and finish at the Velodrome at Roubaix.
Provisional daily itinerary (note that unforeseen circumstances on the day may force us to change our plans)
As it may be hard to find a place for food during the day, you will have a packed lunch to bring along with you. Evening meal at the hotel.Monday 13th of April:
We will leave after breakfast and travel to Calais for the 12.30pm sailing to Dover. We'll arrive in London at 15.00, Birmingham at 18.00, Manchester/Sheffield 20.00 and Leeds by 21.00.
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