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Roubaix & Flanders – Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a cycling fan, then the first half of April can mean only one thing: cobbles. There are all sorts of races taking place virtually daily across Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands over this crucial period in the racing calendar, but two giant events stand astride all others. The first Sunday of April […]

Riding The Tour Of Flanders Sportive

Our trip to ride Flanders has been planned for some time. Looking for accommodation we booked through Sportive Breaks and got ourselves sorted: 3 nights based in Kortrijk and registrations for the ride. We decided to do the medium course, simply because it’s a loop in an out of Oudenaarde. The only extra thing we […]

Riding The Paris Roubaix Sportive

Having worked two seasons as a bike guide in Greece, I classed myself as a fairly confident cyclist despite my non-existent cobble riding experience. So, when the opportunity of riding Paris-Roubaix presented itself, after what seemed like a never ending non-bike riding snowy UK winter, the prospect of getting back in the saddle was just too good […]

The Best Cobbled Sportives in Europe

The sportive season is finally here. The first two months are firmly focused on northern Europe and the famed pave of northern France and cobbled bergs of Flanders. March & April are packed with some great sportives. Cycling weekends do not come better with great beer, nightlife and massive pro races on the Sunday. Best […]

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