The hell of the north. The most unique race in the cycling calendar where the crowd hope for bad weather and terrible conditions for the riders. The route over old farm tracks and country lanes are mostly closed to traffic so this is a rare chance to ride over this classic course. Book just your hotel & sportive or join us on Friday for a free guided warm up ride to give you a taste of the pave before your big ride.
Roubaix is one of the easiest races to get to from Calais. Over one weekend you can ride the sportive to give you a unique insight into the pro race, then watch the peloton the next day in the best one day race in the world and still be back home in time for dinner. A brilliant cycling weekend.
Nothing can prepare you for the shock, pain and brutality of the toughest cobbled sectors. As soon as you hit the first lot of pave, you know that this will be a ride unlike anything you have ever done before.
The most famous finish in cycling, the velodrome at Roubaix is steeped in history and the perfect place to celebrate finishing this tough sportive.
Lots of options to watch the pro race. Join us for a full day seeing the race in various spots or choose hospitality options in the best sectors including Arenberg or the Velodrome.
Get to Roubaix before lunch on Friday and come join us for a leisurely 60km spin as we take in some pave sectors before the sportive. Practice your technique and get some pointers from our expert local guides without the crowds on the key sectors.
The most famous one day race in the world and the most brutal sportive of the year. 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.
Join us in Roubaix at 1pm for an optional warm up ride with our expert local guides. They will walk through bike set ups and technique for the pave. Your race packs will be delivered to your hotel today.
Sportive day. For the long route, the transfer leaves from central Roubaix at 5.30am. For the medium & short routes, it is a more leisurely start any time you want between 7am and 10am.
Pro race day. You have a wide range of choices to catch the action from a full day on course trip to a lazy morning in town before heading to the velodrome to catch the action on the big screen before cheering home the riders at the end.
Our three star base for the Paris Roubaix Weekend. The Ibis Roubaix is a comfy 3 star hotel in the middle of town. There is a restaurant serving pizzas in the evening and the breakfast buffet is nice. Parking is available in their own private car park.
Our four star base in Roubaix is the Mercure. By far the best hotel option in town, rooms are comfy and there is a nice bar to drink away your sorrows / celebrate after the ride. We have a private bike storage room and there is a full breakfast from 5am on the morning of the sportive.
We have two options for race day.
Option One: On the course - see the race at the start, 3 cobbled sections and then in a bar for the finish. Perfect for getting up close to the action.
Option Two: Start & Finish - see the race at the start, one cobbled section and then with the fans in the velodrome.
Save your bike from the brutality of the Pave! For 2020 we have a fleet of Ridley Fenix bikes, made in Flanders and perfect for these conditions. £139 for the weekend.
There are three routes to choose from. While the pros start in Compiegne, the long route goes from Busigny and then follows the pro route back to Roubaix for the last 172kms. This takes in all three 5* sectors of pave and plenty of others. The route changes slightly each year with the final details being announced a few weeks before the event. These changes are normally quite minor and the classic sectors always feature.
The medium and short routes start and finish in Roubaix so the first part of the sportive is just getting you onto the pro route. The medium route throws you on at the toughest spot - the Forest of Arenberg and then follows the route back to the velodrome. The short route still contains 7 cobbled sectors including the 5* Carrefour de l'Arbre so there are no easy options.
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The easiest way to get to Roubaix is by car - around one hour from Roubaix. You can get the Eurostar to Lille which is 15 mins away or fly to either Brussels or Paris (both between 1hr30 and 2hrs away). If you are riding the long route, there is a shuttle from Roubaix to Busigny leaving at 5.30am.
You can collect your race pack on the morning of the event or the day before in Roubaix. If you are riding the long route, transfer vouchers must be collected before 20:00 in Roubaix the day before the race. Transfer leaves Roubaix at 05:30
There is a rolling start for this sportive. The long route starts at Busigny (Salle des fêtes – Rue Pasteur – 59137 Busigny) between 7am and 9am. The medium and short routes start at the velodrome (Vélodrôme Couvert Régional Jean Stablinski – Rue Alexandre Fleming 59 – 59100 Roubaix) between 7am and 10am for the medium and 7am to 11am for the short route.
All routes finish in Roubaix at the velodrome.
Join us in Roubaix at 2pm on Friday for a social group ride led by our expert local team. We head out to the Carrefour de l'Arbre to get some practice on the pave before the sportive. Well worth it.
Choose between 2 & 4 night breaks to Roubaix. Our most popular packages are 3 nights in Roubaix joining us for a warm up ride on Friday, doing the sportive on Sunday then watching the pro race on the course on Sunday. Add race entry in the cart as well as bike rental & pro race packages.
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