Paris-Roubaix Cycle Sportive

Hell of the North
— Ride the Cobbles —

Paris-Roubaix Date April 2020

Ride on cobbles in the Paris-Roubaix cycle sportive before watching the Hell of the North live.
See all the famous sights of Northern France, immerse you in its culture and ride along its famous roads.

Paris-Roubaix Cycle Sportive Trip Details

Highlights
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
  • If you are a true Cycling Enthusiast then you make the pilgrimage once in your life!
  • This trip will show you around all the famous sights of Northern France, immerse you in its culture and take you along its famous roads. You will see Paris Roubaix.
  • There’s also 2 days of cycling including the bone-jarring but must do, the new Paris Roubaix Cyclo Sportif including the Arenberg Forest and the Roubaix Velodrome.
  • 2 nights in beautiful Ieper in the centre of the Flanders Battlefields.
  • Included will be a visit to Brugge and the last post at the Menin Gates.
Details

Dates: April 2020
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Brussels, Belgium

Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
Price:
 TBD
Single Supplement: TBD

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.

Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
Spectators and Off the Bike

Racing fans are always welcome!

Social Riding and Leisure

We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! We understand that you don't normally ride everyday at home. Our ride routes cherry-pick the best areas.

Some training will always enhance your experience!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions

Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:

  • All Transport.
  • Services of experienced Tour Guides, including former Belgian pro cyclist, Eric de Clercq.
  • Return transfers from Zaventem Airport on Friday and Monday
  • Accommodation in a quality 3 star Hotel (Ieper) and 4 star hotel in Zaventem.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • 3 course evening meals on 3 nights.
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike.
  • Sightseeing as listed.
  • Bikestyle Tours Itinerary.
  • Bikestyle Tours Cycling Jersey and bibs.
  • Entry to Paris Roubaix Cyclosportif event.
Bike Hire

Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 4 Days
  • 3 Dinners
  • Paris Roubaix
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

Ride with the hard men, including former professional Eric de Clercq

Eric had 19 victories including a stage win in the Tour of Britain. He is one of the hard men of Belgium having raced the big Classics such as Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix.

His career spanned 11 years from 1991 to 2002:

  • La William-Duvel from 1991-1993
  • Collstrop from 1994-2002.

Since retiring he has continued his work in the professional cycling industry. First as a director sportif for a Women’s professional cycling team. He has now been a cycling guide with Bikestyle Tours for many years.

Our guests enjoy his insight into the Spring Classics. Speaking three languages, you will find Eric to be a very capable guide and great guy to socialise with after a ride. He also continues to work with professional teams as a team soigneur and looking after their VIP guests during race-days.

Former Professional Eric de Clercq winning a stage
Eric de Clercq winning a stage at Tour of Britain

Ride Paris – Roubaix cycle sportive

Your trip starts in Brussels and our staff help you prepare for the Paris Roubaix cycle sportive. We visit the velodrome and see the showers inscribed with the names of previous winners. Our staff will also assist you with collecting your numbers for the sportive.

ride famous cobbles, including the Arenburg Forest and Carrefour de l’Arbre

Hire bikes are available to our weekend guests. Perfect for you to combine a bucket list UCI World Tour race with some work travel!

Chase the race – Hell of the North

We’ll get you to the start for the sign-on and watch the riders roll out… Our chase begins…

We take you to watch the race on several cobble secteurs and we supply a picnic lunch and drinks along the way. After having seen the thinned out peloton on our last pave section we head to the velodrome for the finish. Soak up the atmosphere of one of the most exciting races on the cycling calendar – Paris Roubaix.

See the race on multiple sections of cobbles, plus the finish in the velodrome

The winning rider will enter Roubaix Velodrome between 4.40pm and 5.25pm depending on the average speed for the day. After the race finishes we will visit the finish area and your day at Paris-Roubaix comes to an end.

Why Pre-Book with Bikestyle Tours?

Pre-bookings are risk free and guarantees you a spot!
Our pre-booking system is risk free way to reserve your place. That means you have first right of refusal once we’ve released the official trip itinerary. You’ll have 10 days to decide from when you receive the itinerary to confirm or cancel the booking. If the itinerary doesn’t suit you, you can cancel your booking within the 10-day period and your pre-booking deposit is fully refunded to you.

Our Trips are Guaranteed Departures.
Guaranteed departures give you peace of mind that once you’ve booked your trip – you’re going! We do not cancel trips due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded. Our customers come from all over the world, so no matter where you live we can help you with your cycling vacation.

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