your chances at emulating Stuart O’Grady, Fabian
Cancelara or Johan Museuw? Do you want to find out what
it is really like to ride the cobblestones of Paris Roubaix?
Paris – Roubaix cyclo is a classic cycling event
which follows the exact route of the professional event (260km)
including a lap of the famous Roubaix velodrome. There are
also shorter events of 190km and 120km. The event attracts
thousands of other cyclists from all over Europe which provides
that special continental atmosphere.
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.
Friday 4th June:
Our bike carrying coach will leave Leeds making collections
at Manchester/Sheffield, Birmingham, London and service
stations on the motorway networks used. We shall arrive
in Dover in time for the 16.30hrs sailing to Calais from
where we shall travel direct to Compiegne and the 2* Hotel
Campenile where we spend 2 nights on dinner, bed and breakfast
Saturday 5th 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 6th 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
Ibis in Roubaix where we spend the night on half board basis.
Monday 7th 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.