La Philippe Gilbert Sportive Weekend 2017 - April
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This trip could well be the perfect Belgian cycling weekend covering both Flanders and the Ardennes. It's an amazing opportunity to ride some of the most iconic roads, cobbles and bergs from the Belgian spring classics not to mention following in the tyre tracks of a certain Mr.Gilbert.
The weekend starts with a mini Tour of Flanders before heading to the Ardennes for the next days La Philippe Gilbert sportive. This is a fantastic event with well stocked feed stations, marshaling, photographers and a great atmosphere at the finish where Phil joins everyone in the large beer tent.
Included in the cost of the trip is return transport to Belgium 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.
Photos from our previous trips can be found HERE
FRIDAY 28TH APRIL: Collection from pre-arranged points in the U.K and then we will travel to Nokere, Belgium. There will be a relaxing evening meal and maybe the odd Belgian beer for carb loading.
SATURDAY 29TH: We have a gentle guided ride taking in some of the most famous Flanders cobbles. There will be a stop for coffee at the CRVV Tour of Flanders museum with lunch on the Muur-Kapelmuur.
We will then make the short transfer to Aywaille via quick stops at our favourite Beer Warehouse, the BMC service course and a chocolate/cake shop.
SUNDAY 30th MAY: La Philippe Gilbert Sportive. There is a choice of three routes and info can be found HERE
MONDAY 1ST : We will head home with tall tales of epic riding, new friendships will have been made and of course plans for the next visit will be discussed………
On the first night we are staying in our favourite cycling friendly B&B. The accommodation has been designed specifically for cyclists with modern bedrooms, a large social area, bike room and is even located on a cobbled berg!
We then transfer to Aywaille where we are staying at a hotel just 250m from the start of the sportive. Single rooms may be available at extra cost subject to availability. Contact us for a quotation.
- Three nights of accommodation B&B only based on two sharing.
- Complimentary return transport to Belgium. 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 La Philippe Gilbert sportive.
COST £425 per person based on two sharing. If you are travelling alone we will room you with a fellow cyclist. Riders from the Polocini Test Team receive a £25 discount.
AT TIME OF BOOKING A DEPOSIT OF £150 IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. To avoid cancellation the balance of your package must be paid six weeks before the date of your trip - 10/03/2017.
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