Paris-Roubaix Cyclo - June 2018
Paris Roubaix - The Hell of the North. We could build this up with an 'epic' description and moody black and white photographs but if you are looking at this trip then you should already appreciate the legendary status of this ride. If you haven't heard of Paris Roubaix then this ride isn't for you.......
This event is organised by the VC Roubaix cycling club and is only held every two years. The 210km ride is a genuinely epic cycling experience. It finishes with a lap of the famous velodrome and riders even receive a souvenir cobble.
At Polocini we are Roubaix veterans and LOVE the pave! You can join us on our group ride as we take on the cobbles or head off at your own pace. We re-group at the end of each pave sector and our ride leader has onboard camera to film your progress on the pave. A quick taster can be viewed HERE. A few photos from our 2016 ride can be found HERE.
Our group ride is fully supported with a vehicle following behind. There is no need to worry about punctures or ride with stuffed jersey pockets. Our driver will take plenty of photos and video and we also carry everything you need from an extra layer to a bag of emergency Jelly Babies!
We visit the Roubaix pave more times per year than any other tour company and the itinerary of this tour reflects our experience.
Riders need to relax before riding Roubaix so single rooms with double beds are provided on the eve of the ride. We are also staying very close to Roubaix Velodrome so there are no unnecessary transfers at the finish. This weekend has been planned to ensure maximum rider enjoyment.
The first evening is spent in the historic town of Ypres which is then followed by a gentle morning ride with a nice lunch on the Kemmelberg. We even had post ride waffles, pancakes and ice cream!
Included in the cost of the trip is return transport from the UK. We travel via the Eurotunnel and there is no need to bag/box your bike as we have plenty of space in our support vehicles.
All dates are subject to confirmation from race organisers but we have made all necessary arrangements should this event be held on the following weekend.
FRIDAY 8th June 2018: Collection from pre-arranged points in the U.K and then we will travel to Ypres. We will attend the Last Post and there will be a relaxing evening meal.
SATURDAY 9th: We will have a very gentle ride out from Ypres for final bike set up and we will ride the Kemmelberg which has been made (in)famous by the Gent Wevelgem race. This will be a very social ride with a stop for coffee. Legs have to be saved for the main event.......
We will then make the short transfer to Saint Quentin, collect registration packs and prepare for the Pave with an evening meal and early night.
SUNDAY 10th: Paris-Roubaix Cyclo 210km. You can join our group ride or SMASH IT!!! Evening meal and social in Roubaix. Please be aware that some very tall tales of pave riding will be told.
MONDAY 11th: Return to the U.K. Even more tales of epic riding will still be being shared and new friendships will have been made.
- Three nights of accommodation B&B only based on two sharing. With single rooms provided on the Saturday evening only.
- Complimentary return transport to Roubaix. Subject to collection point arrangement.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Lunch, snacks and evening meals. Feed stations are provided during the sportive.
- Travel Insurance. We recommend Js Insurance who offer specific cycle insurance. Full cover is usually around £10 per weekend. Travel insurance is compulsory and we will request a copy of your documents before you travel.
- Entry to the Paris-Roubaix Cyclo. The website can be found HERE with entries for the 2018 event due to open in November.
COST £475 per person. AT TIME OF BOOKING A DEPOSIT OF £150 IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. To avoid cancellation the balance must be paid eight weeks before the date of your trip
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