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Sportive Date 11th Apr 2020
Nights Available 2 to 4 Nights
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Paris Roubaix 2020

Busigny / Roubaix France
Sportive Overview
Paris Roubaix 2020 By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Paris Roubaix 2020

Two - Four Night Packages

Paris Roubaix is the world’s most famous one-day race. Known as the ‘Hell of the North’, it is the most brutal sportive you will accomplish.

Our travel packages range from two to four-night breaks, with a choice of routes so that you can become a Paris Roubaix challenge champion too.

What is the Paris Roubaix Sportive?

In addition to being the most famous cycling race, it is also one of the oldest; dating back to 1896. The race starts in Northern Paris and ends on the border of Belgium in Roubaix.

The pro race is 260km consisting of a winding route covering old farm tracks, country lanes and cobbled roads.

We offer a choice of routes for our Sportive, ranging from 70km to 172km so that you can experience as much of the Hell of the North as you dare.

Cobbles

Terrain

Cobbles

France

Country

France

Hard

Difficulty

Hard

Riders

Riders

6,000

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Experience the Hell of the North

    As soon as your tyres hit the route, you will experience the shock, pain and brutality this course has to offer. It is all worth it, though, as you gain first-hand experience of what the pros endure. One thing is sure; you will never experience a ride quite like this one.

  • Watch the Pro Race

    Whether you choose to join us as we watch the race from various spots along the cycle route or independently, enjoy the experience with a fresh appreciation of the Paris Roubaix challenge.

  • Enjoy a warm-up spin

    On Friday, we will be offering a leisurely 60km cycle preceding the sportive. Gain valuable tips from our expert local guides and practice your technique.

  • The famous velodrome experience

    The Roubaix velodrome offers the most famous finish in cycling. Steeped in history, celebrate the pros (and your) accomplishment surrounded by history.

Itinerary

Why You Should Book Your Paris Roubaix Break With Us

We offer an experience that reflects the challenges faced by pro riders. We will take you over the most challenging sections of the route, leading to the legendary Roubaix velodrome where the sportive concludes.

Why Book With Us

  • Choice of hotels in Roubaix with secure bike storage & early breakfast
  • Guaranteed sportive entry with race packs delivered to your hotel
  • Optional free warm up ride on Friday
  • Range of options for watching the pro race

Itinerary

Friday 12th April

● Race pack delivered to your hotel door.
● Optional warm-up ride with local guides at 13:00 including guidance on bike set up and technique for the Sportive.

Saturday 13th April

● Long route: Transfer leaves central Roubaix at 05:30.
● Medium and short route: Transfer leaves at any time between 07:00 and 10:00.

Sunday 14th April

● Two options available to catch the pro race:
1) Full-day cycling trip spotting the pros.
2) Leisurely morning in town before travelling to the velodrome to watch the end of the race.

Choose the hotel

Ibis Lille Roubaix CentreMercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Ibis Lille Roubaix Centre

37 Boulevard du Général Leclerc, 59100 Roubaix, France

  • Central Roubaix Location
  • Modern, Comfy Rooms
  • Parking Available (paid)
  • Bikes Allowed in Rooms, Early Breakfasts
About the Hotel

The Ibis Roubaix is our three-star base for the Paris Roubaix. Located in the middle of town, the hotel offers a restaurant for breakfast and evening meals, a private car park and comfortable, modern rooms where you can store your bike.

Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

22 Av. Jean Lebas, 59100 Roubaix, France

  • The Best Hotel in Roubaix
  • Excellent Breakfasts
  • Private bike storage room
About the Hotel

The Mercure is our four-star base and is, by far, the best hotel in town. Enjoy a nightcap in the bar before retiring to your comfortable room. Breakfast is available from 05:00, and the hotel offers private bike storage.

Other Services

  • Pro Race Options

    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.

     
  • Paris Roubaix Bike Rental

    You are more than welcome to bring your bike or rent one of ours for just £139 for the weekend. Our fleet of Ridley Fenix Bikes can endure the brutality of the course and will be ready for you on arrival.

     
Routes & FAQs

The Routes

Choose from three routes all offering an experience you are sure to remember.

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.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 172

Elevation gain:

Paris Roubaix Route

The route contains 27 cobbled sectors that lie between Busigny, where the course begins, and the finish line in Roubaix. Warm up on kinder cobbled sections before you hit the big challenges. A tough but enjoyable day.

Ride Distance: 145

Elevation gain:

Paris Roubaix Route

Starting and ending in Roubaix, this course consists of 18 cobbled sections. The first half of the ride involves travelling from the velodrome to the race route. A calmer ride than the longer, tough route.

Ride Distance: 70

Elevation gain:

Paris Roubaix Route

As with the medium route, this course starts and ends in Roubaix. Enjoy a smooth 30km ride onto the Roubaix route. After refuelling at the feed station, you will tackle the first ten sectors. Although this is considered the short route, it still packs a punch.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

The easiest way to get to Roubaix is by car via the Eurostar into Lille, which is an easy 15-minute journey from Roubaix.

Alternatively, fly to Brussels or Paris, which are approximately 1.5-2 hours from Roubaix.

Documents Required

All required documents will be delivered to your hotel, which is one less thing to worry about.

What to Pack

If you are bringing your bike with you, opt for a model with wide tyres at low pressure (28mm tyres are ideal). Some riders soften the blow by investing in double bar tape. Whatever you choose to bring with you to the Sportive, everything on your bike must be tightly secured.

Registration

If you have opted to ride the long route, transfer vouchers must be collected by 20:00 the day before the race.

Your race packs can be collected the morning of the event or the day before in Roubaix.

Sportive Start & Finish

The sportive makes use of a rolling start:

● The long route begins at Busigny between 07:00 and 09:00.
● The medium and short routes both begin at the velodrome.
● The medium route sets off between 07:00 and 10:00.
● The short route sets off between 07:00 and 11:00.

All routes will end at the velodrome in Roubaix.

Warm up Rides

For anyone in our group who is interested, our team of local experts will be leading a practice ride at 14:00 on Friday.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Popular Paris Roubaix Sportive 2020 Travel Packages

Our most popular package consists of:

● A three-night trip.
● Warm-up ride on Friday.
● Sportive on Sunday.
● Watching the pro race from the course on Sunday.

Browse the selection of packages to find the best trip for you. Alternatively, input your preferred dates, and our system will provide all the options available.

All Packages Include:

  • Bed & Breakfast in Roubaix
  • Mechanical Support
  • Warm up ride on Friday
  • Private Feed Stop
3 Nights: 10 - 13th Apr 2020
Summary Price Quantity Total  

Single Room Four Star
3 Nights: Mercure Roubaix
Bed & Breakfast

£629 £629 Book Now

Twin Room - Four Star
3 Nights: Mercure Roubaix
Bed & Breakfast

£749 £749 Book Now

Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

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