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The World Road Cycling Championships 2012

UCI Road World Championships Holland 2012 Cyclo Sportive

Thursday 13th to Monday 17th September 2012

The World Cycling Championships 2012For the first time in the history of the World Championships there will be an official cyclo-sportive that takes in parts of the circuits for both the Time Trials and Road Race events. There will be the choice of entering two distances, 85km and 170km. The start and finish will take place on the outskirts of the small village of Landgraaf near Heerlen.

The first official World Championships Cyclo Sportive:
On Saturday 15 September, the only official Worlds cyclosportive offers amateur cyclists the opportunity to ride the exact same course as the professional riders do during the various races. The cyclosportive takes in the most famous Dutch 'mountains' such as CAUBERG and BEMELERBERG. In short, a unique day that will provide you with an unforgettable experience in Dutch Limburg.

IMPORTANT! To guarantee the quality of the cyclosportive, the organisation has limited the number of riders allowed in the event. If you want to be sure of your place in the Worlds cyclosportive, you better book as soon as possible. We expect that a lot of people are eager to take part in this unique experience.

Thursday 13th September:
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 arrive at Dover for our afternoon sailing to Calais, and travel to Landgraaf where accommodation has been reserved at the 4* Hotel Snow World on Half Board basis. The hotel is located near the town of Landgraaf and Heerlen and very close to the start and finish of the World Championships cyclo- sportive event.

Friday 14th September:
Today will be for having a short ride. Registration and relaxing before tomorrow’s event.

Saturday 15th September: The First World Championships Cyclo Sportive
After an early breakfast, we are only a very short ride away from the start. Start times for the 85km event are between 07.30hrs & 11.00hrs and for the 170km event between 07.30hrs & 09.30hrs. There will be feed stations on the route (1 for 80km event, 3 for 150km event) and the finish cut off time will be 6pm.

Sunday 16th September:
After yesterday’s ride, we will spend today relaxing with a short ride to watch the Women’s & Men’s Team Time Trial events and there is also a cycling exhibition at Vilt, near to the finish at Valkenburg.

Monday 17th September:
After breakfast we shall leave Landgraaf and commence the journey back to the UK, taking an early afternoon ferry sailing from Calais to Dover and drop offs in London, Birmingham, Manchester & Leeds.

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£569 per person based on two people sharing a twin room.

Single supplement: £245 per room.

Included in your Basic travel package are:

  • 4 nights accommodation at the above mentioned hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 4 evening meals.
  • Bike trailer for the safe keeping and transport of your bike.
  • Services of the experienced Sports Tours International rep.

Not included (not exhaustive):

  • Guaranteed entry to the cyclo-sportive on the 15th of September (Available as an extra at £30)
  • Any meals and drinks not noted above.
  • Any extras at your accommodation.
  • Travel Insurance - highly recommended.
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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.

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

Visas are not required to enter Holland. You need a passport or a National Identity Card (see the website of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS)) to enter Holland. 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. All other non-UK passport holders must check their own country's entry requirements for France.

For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page.

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