Paris Roubaix

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bespoke guided rides

pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

Follow the route from the 2012 edition of the race, split over two days, incorporating 27 cobbled riding sections, and of course, finishing at the velodrome in Roubaix

 

258 km

52km on cobbles

2 days of guided cycling

Bike transfer from London to Compiègne

Return bike transfer from Roubaix to London

Guided ride

Full support crew

Itinerary

Pre-event

We take an afternoon / evening Eurostar from London, arriving into Paris Gare du Nord in time for our short (less than 1 hour) journey to Compiegne. On arrival we will check in to our hotel, with food, briefing, welcomes and introductions provided in a local restaurant.

Day 1 – Compiègne to Valenciennes 150km approx.

Chateau de Compiegne

We start the ride from the Place du Général de Gaulle, in front of the beautiful Chateau de Compiègne, a royal residence built for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon. The route sees us travel north, crossing the river Somme, and passing through numerous villages of northern France.

There are 10 cobbled sections today, totalling 21km! After 150km we arrive into Valenciennes. Dinner will be provided in a local restaurant and a comfy bed will be a welcome sight after a bumpy day in the saddle.

Day 2 – Valenciennes to Roubaix 108km approx.

A slightly shorter day today, however there are 17 cobbled sections to contend with! After a fuelling  breakfast, we start the day by riding north-west, towards Lille and through the Scarpe-Escaut Regional Park. As we leave the park, we turn north towards our final destination of Roubaix.

Finally, after 258km with 52km of cobbles, we finish outside the famous Roubaix velodrome!

Overnight accommodation is provided in a local hotel with a celebration meal in a local restaurant.

Post Event – travel day

Breakfast is at your leisure, before making your way back to London via Lille. Depending on train times, you may have time to explore Lille before your journey back.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details