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Paris Roubaix 2016 1 night spectator trip
9th to 10th April 2016
After a very successful trip to Paris Roubaix in 2015, we are offering a weekend travel package to the Paris Roubaix 2016 professional cycling race.
The Paris-Roubaix is one of the oldest cycle races of the professional road cycling calendar. First run in 1896, it was created by two Roubaix textile manufacturers, Théo Vienne and Maurice Perez, who were hoping the race would become a training event for the then more famous Bordeaux-Paris.
They suggested the idea to Paul Rousseau, director of sports newspaper Le Vélo and he was immediately convinced, sending his cycling editor Victor Breyer to research and scout the original route between Paris and Roubaix. The race has been contested every year since 1896, stopped only by the two World wars.
Planned itinerary:Saturday 9th of April:
East Coast coach
West Coach coach:
We will sail early in the afternoon from Calais to Dover and we will get to Senlis near the Paris - Roubaix start town of Compiegne in the early evening. On arrival your evening meal will be waiting for you and you will enjoy a good night's sleep at the Hotel Campanile Senlis near Compiegne.Sunday 10th of April (Pro Race Day)
After breakfast we'll go to the start area, after which, using our expert knowledge of the race route, we'll guide you to a number of cobbled sections and finish at the Velodrome at Roubaix.
After we have witnessed the finish and the winner's ceremony we will resume our return journey to the UK. Estimated sailing time from Calais is 21.30 to Dover.
Approximate drop off times Coach 1 - London 2330 / Watford 0130/ Sheffield 0400 / Leeds 0500.
Birmingham 0230 / Manchester 0500 / Leeds 0600.
Approximate drop off times - Watford 0000 / Birmingham 0100 / Junction 7 M6 0130/ Keele services 0200/ Knutsford 0300/ Manchester 0400.
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