Typical 3 night Itinerary
Friday 7 April, 2023 : Travel to Roubaix
Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Roubaix today. If you arrive by car, the hotel has free parking nearby. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Brussels International airport at set times at a supplement of £50 per person (£100 return). The journey to Roubaix from Brussels takes approximately 2 hours. Bike rental, mechanical support plus your entry for tomorrow will all be waiting for you.
Our airport transfer will depart from Brussels Airport at 11.00. Please arrive at Brussels airport by 10.00 to allow time for baggage collection and passport control.
We are staying at either the hotel B&B or the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel in Roubaix Centre. Your stay will be for 2 or 3 nights depending on which hotel you choose.
If you stay at the hotel B&B your stay will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included.
If you stay at the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel your stay will be on a half board basis, so with breakfasts and evening meals included.
You will have an early breakfast on Sportive day and on Pro race day if you are staying for that.
What about my bike?
You can bring your own bike, alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. You can keep it in your room with you.
We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra Di2
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra
- Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame Shimano
At 14.00 we lead a guided ride over the cobbles so you can test, bike and sway tips with our guide and the rest of the group.
Saturday 8 April, 2023 : Roubaix Challenge day
You will be able to see how the riders of the Men’s cycling elite handle the cobbled sectors of Roubaix tomorrow. Today it’s your turn. 24 hours before the professionals, amateurs from around the world will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the legend of the Hell of the North with its mythical cobbled sections like the "Carrefour de l'Arbre" and the "Trouée d'Arenberg".
You have a choice of 3 sportive distances today. The 70km and 145km start and finish at the velodrome. After an early breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will guide you the short distance to the velodrome for the start.
The long distance Paris Roubaix Sportive
Our coach will transport you and your bike to Busigny. We expect the journey to take about 90 minutes. The sportive starts at 07.00 so we will depart Roubaix at 05.00. We will provide hot drinks and a breakfast box with plpenty of food for you as breakfast at the hotel is not available this early.
The premium 170km event is back in 2023. However, the number of places is limited due to the fact that Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. The 170km distance is reserved for seasoned cyclists. The average speed needed to reach the Velodrome by 4pm is 30km/h on asphalt roads and 15km/h on the cobblestones (the Challenge covers about 50km of cobblestones). If you are unable to maintain this speed, the local authorities will ask you to leave the course and find your own route back to Roubaix.
The long distance Roubaix Challenge starts from the small town of Busigny. The entry fee includes transport to the start directly from our hotel.
All sportive distances finish at the Roubaix velodrome. From here it’s just a short distance to get back to our hotel.
This afternoon and early evening re-pack your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes. We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon.
Sunday 9 April, 2023 : The 2023 Paris – Roubaix
Today you have 2 options. Join us for our guided ride or if you want a really easy day, you can walk to the velodrome from the hotel in time for the finish. We can provide access to the inner area inside the velodrome where you can watch the race on big screens and see the finish live.
Monday 10 April, 2023 : Departure
After breakfast make your own arrangements for departing Roubaix. Our optional airport transfer leaves Roubaix at 09.00 to arrive at Brussels Airport for 11.00. Please book flights to depart Brussels after 13.00