Paris Roubaix Cyclo Sportive 2012 Cycling Holiday
Bring your bike and ride the cobbles of Paris Roubaix!
8th to 11th June 2012
Always wanted to take on the famous cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix? Well here's your chance, with a superb cycling vacation to this Sportive which follows the exact route of the legendary course. This includes a lap of the Roubaix Velodrome.
This event attracts a truly international field, with cycling fans flying in from all over Europe to take on the three distances: the full 260km; 190km; 120km.
Our coach, together with a Sports Tours International vehicle will follow as many of you as possible, giving feeds and mechanical back up, but there will be numerous organised feeding stations and mechanical service present. Our accommodation is in Compiegne on Friday and Saturday for the start and Roubaix for the finish on Sunday.
New for 2012 - two distance options: 210 km and 120km:
The Legend: 210 km long , closely related to the course of the professional race, with 54 km of paving stones, from BOHAIN-En-vermandois (near Saint-Quentin ).
The Final: 120 km long as a shorter alternative, with 32 km of paving stones, starting in WALLERS-ARENBERG (near Valenciennes).
Training for the Paris Roubaix Cyclo or any of our other Cyclo Sportives? You may be interested in our Sportive training weekends in the Yorkshire Dales.
As the official tour operator for Great Britain of the Paris Roubaix cyclo sportive, we have many years of expereince taking people to this event and our travel package is designed to help you get the most out of the trip.
Friday 8th June:
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)
Norton Canes (M6 Toll)
Birmingham International Train Station (N.E.C.)
Watford Gap Services (M1 Southbound)
Junction 14 (M1 Coach Way)
London (Hesperia Victoria Hotel, Bridge Place Near Victoria Train Station)
Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)
We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact for more details).
We'll have an afternoon sailing to Calais, arriving in Compiegne in the evening.
Saturday 9th June:
Free day to go for a ride, loosen your legs and prepare your bike for tomorrow. Frame numbers and control cards will be collected and afterwards there will be a route meeting.
Sunday 10th June: PARIS ROUBAIX CYCLO:
Start times are between 05.00hrs and 07.00hrs and both the coach and a Sports Tours International vehicle will be available for back up throughout the ride. After the finish you will be able to check in to the Hotel Campanile in Roubaix where we spend the night on half board basis.
Monday 11th June:
We shall leave Roubaix and travel to Calais for the 12.30hrs sailing to Dover, arriving London 15.00hrs, Birmingham 18.00hrs, Manchester/Sheffield 20.00hrs and Leeds by 21.00hrs.
- Return coach travel (with bike) from the UK
- 3 Nights Halfboard (dinner, bed and breakfast)
- Entry fees
- Support vehicle back up
- Service of our guide
- All ferry fares & port taxes
HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit of £120 per person, plus the full Race Entry Fee, which is non-returnable once booked. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
Visas are not required to enter France. You need a passport or a National Identity Card (see the website of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS)) to enter France. As a British passport holder or National Identity Card holder you may stay as a visitor for three months. For links to important websites, click here.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page.
There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.