De Ronde 100 Classic Cyclo Sportive 2013 Cycling Holiday
Ride the route of this famous classic!
25th May 2013
The 'Ronde van Vlaanderen' or Tour of Flanders is celebrating its 100th edition in 2013 and this will be celebrated with a new cyclo-sportive event for amateur cyclists; De Ronde 100 Classic. The event will take place on Saturday the 25th of May 2013 and Sports Tours International, the Spring Classics specialists will be taking you there.
The event will be 324km long which is the same distance as the original 1913 race. We expect De Ronde 100 Classic to take in all of Flanders' most legendary climbs and cobbled sections. Shorter distances are available but the aim remains the same; to go back in time and to relive the days of cobbles and hard days in the saddle.
De Ronde 100 Classic will be held on the 25th of May which is the date of the original Ronde van Vlaanderen or Vlaanderen's mooiste (Flanders' most beautiful) as it was then called.
We are also expecting that there will be some festivities to take place around the event, namely a possible reunion of former Tour of Flanders winners.
The De Ronde 100 Classic has limited entries of 324 only.
De Ronde 100 Classic will be run as well as the original Flanders Cyclo Sportive which is held on March 29. (Ride the event and then watch the Classic Pro Race)
Thursday 23rd of May:
Our touring coaches equipped with box trailer for the safe storage of bikes in bike bags will make collections at:
Leeds Queens Hotel (City Square)
Manchester Victoria Train Station
Knutsford Services (M6 Southbound)
Keele Services (M6)
Birmingham International Train Station (N.E.C.)
Watford Gap Services (M1 Southbound)
London (Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place Near Victoria Train Station)
Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)
We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact us for more details)
We take a mid-afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais and arrive in Gent at approximately 20.30hrs where we spend 3 nights on bed and breakfast at the centrally located Ghent River Hotel.
Friday the 24th of May:
Assemble your bikes and go for a ride in the morning to make sure your bike is ready for tomorrow's event or visit the famous bike shop Plum in Gent. In the afternoon take a visit to the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenaarde.
Saturday the 25th of May:
Start off the day with an exclusive breakfast in one of the Ronde 100 Classic V.I.P. marquees.
Apart from the exclusive distance of 324 kilomter, which will take in all historical locations of 100 years of the ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’, a further 2 distances will take place (100 and 162km) with start and finish in Oudenaarde, although currently we only have entries for the 324km distance available.
The Ronde 100 Classic will take place between Gent and Oudenaarde. This exclusive cyclo sportive will take all 324 competitors from the very start location in 1913 to the very last finish in 2012.
For those riding the shorter distances will be taken to Oudenaarde.
De Ronde 100 Classic entry fee will include the following:
- Exclusive cyclo sportive on closed roads for only 324 lucky competitors.
- The presence of numerous ex-winners, cycling celebrities and heroes of the past (before, during and after the ride).
- Breakfast, 6 feed stops en route, hot lunch and authentic Flemish food on arrival.
- An exclusive jersey, especially designed for the event.
- Number plate and bib number.
- Option of photo and film footage.
- Gent transfers from Oudenaarde to Gent.
- Luggage transport.
- Medical and mechanical assistance.
- Assistance vehicles.
- Event Insurance (Not travel Insurance).
- Showers and massage at the finish.
- Access to the final event with previous winners.
Sunday the 26th of May:
Return home, taking an afternoon sailing to Dover, with approximate arrival times of- London 17.00hrs, Birmingham 20.00hrs, Manchester 22.00hrs, Leeds 23.00hrs.
COST: £379 per person, based on sharing a twin room
- Return coach travel (with bike) from the UK
- 3 Nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Service of our guide
NOT INCLUDED (Not exhaustive):
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than those specified
- Any hotel extras (room service/ telephone/ mini-bar etc)
- Entry into the Ronde 100 Classic
SPORTIVE ENTRY: £200
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: £200
TWIN TO SHARE OPTION:
Do you want to take part in this great event but your mates are not into cycling or they can't get time off work? Use our 'twin to share' option. We will pair you up with another person so you don't have to pay the sole occupancy supplement.
Whilst we try very hard to deliver your tour itinerary as specified at the time of booking, sometimes circumstances beyond our control may prevent us from providing the exact tour itinerary that is advertised and in such circumstances we do not assume liability for any loss of the advertised elements of the itinerary. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further details.
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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