Paris Roubaix with Sportive Breaks
The most famous one day race in the world and the most brutal sportive of the year in one weekend. You can experience both. The Paris Roubaix sportive takes you over all of the hardest sectors of this assault of a route finishing in the legendary velodrome in Roubaix. Choose from 3 Sportive distances that all start and finish in Roubaix at the famous velodrome apart from the long distance which starts in Busigny (90 mins from Roubaix).
Long Distance event
The premium 170 km event is back in 2023. Book with us and we collect you from the hotel with our coach with bike trailer. However, the number of places is limited due to the fact that Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. This distance is accessible only to experienced cyclists, average speed required of 21.2 km/h over the 170 km course including around 50 km of cobblestones to arrive before 3:00 p.m. at the Velodrome.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking
Hotel in Roubaix: Our hotel is well-located in Roubaix within easy riding distance of the velodrome.
Entries with choice of distance available: Choose from all sportive distances. All Sportives start and finish at Roubaix Velodrome apart from the long distance start which is in Busigny. Transfer to start included with 172km sportive (90 minutes).
Bike rental: Don't want to use your own bike.? Rent one of ours from £150 for the weekend. Mechanic on hand.
Watch the Pros in the velodrome: Inside velodrome access included with your trip
Non-rider discount: If you are coming along on the trip but you are not taking part in the Sportive or you have your own entry, we apply a discount of £50
Entry without hotel also available: Buy your entry only without hotel. All distances start and finish in Roubaix apart from long distance which starts in Busigny (90 mins from Roubaix). Long distance entries include transport to the start in Busigny.
|Sportive Distance||Sportive Elevation||Sportive Difficulty|
Shorter, flatter days suitable for newer riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Paris Roubaix is the world’s most famous one-day race plus one of the 5 Monuments, together with Milan Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Liege Bastogne Liege and Il Lombardia. Sportive Breaks offers all 5 Monuments. Known as the ‘Hell of the North’, it is one of the most brutal Sportives that you can ride. Ride the cobbles yourself on the Saturday and watch the pros on the Sunday.
What is the Paris Roubaix Challenge/ Sportive?
In addition to being the most famous cycling race, Paris Roubaix is one of the 5 Monuments and it is also one of the oldest bike races; dating back to 1896. The race starts in Compiegne and ends on the border of Belgium in Roubaix. The men’s race is 260km consisting of a winding route covering old farm tracks, country lanes and cobbled roads. Since 2021 there is also a women’s Paris Roubaix which takes place on the Saturday. If you ride the long distance sportive, you will finish just ahead of the women’s race.
The popular sportive is the day before with a choice of routes ranging from 70km to 173km so that you can experience as much of the Hell of the North as you dare. All Sportives start and finish in Roubaix apart from the long distance start in Busigny. Transport to Busigny is included if you ride the long distance sportive with us.
Bike rental information
We provide three different bike rental options. From a top of the range Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 to more affordable options such as Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra and Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano 105.
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 £265
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra £210
- Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano 105 £150
Entry without hotel
We offer discounted entry prices when you book your hotel with us but entries without hotel are also available.
You have a choice of 3 sportive distances. The 70km and 145km start and finish at the velodrome. The 170km long distance Roubaix Challenge starts from the small town of Busigny located 90 minutes from Roubaix. The entry fee includes transport to the start directly from our hotel if you book your entry with us. All sportive distances finish at the Roubaix velodrome.
Entry without hotel prices:
- 70km – £75
- 145km – £75
- 170km (includes transport to Busigny from our hotel) – £150
There are 3 Paris Roubaix Sportive options. All Sportives start and finish in the famous Roubaix velodrome apart from the long distance which starts in Busigny at about 30km from Roubaix. When you book your long distance entry with Sportive Breaks, transport to the start is included. Ride the Hell of the North and its fabled cobbled sectors, including the Carrefour de l’Arbre and the Trouée d’Arenberg. There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists. There is a legendary race for everyone, covering distances from 70km, 145km or 170km.
Plenty of tough sectors but suitable for most regular riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional tougher section.
A flat or short easy sportive.
B&B Hotel Lille Roubaix Campus Gare
Paris Roubaix Challenge
This convenient hotel is a great base for your Roubaix experience. B&B HOTEL Lille Roubaix Campus Gare is well connected by two train stations. If you are arriving by car, parking is not available at the hotel, though there are secure options close by for a fee. The comfortable rooms offer basic amenities including a TV with a sports entertainment package, air-conditioning, supportive mattresses, high-speed Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the-all-you-can-eat buffet, starting early so you can kick start your day with a bountiful and healthy selection of locally sourced foods. Dine-in or takeaway, there are hot and cold options on offer, in addition to a guest favourite "tartine" bar offering a delicious selection of fresh breads and spreads. Wash it down with a choice of fruit juices and hot drinks. You will also find a vending machine in the hotel for all your snacking needs throughout your stay and food delivery services are available.
Lille Eurostar station is easily accessible to/ from Roubaix. We offer one transfer on arrival at 11.00 from BRU airport (Zaventem). Optional private transfers are also available from Brussels. The transfer takes between 1.5 to 2 hrs depending on traffic. Please contact us to discuss transfer options and costs . [email protected]
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