Paris-Roubaix. These two words cause goosebumps to most road cycling enthusiast. The single cobblestone the winner is awarded with is probably one of me most coveted awards in cycling. It is long, it is hard, it is simply incredible.
This year, a small team of Evans Cycles staff will travel over to France to cover the race and you and a friend of yours have the chance to join us! All you need to do is to leave a comment below with your favourite Paris-Roubaix winner – we will pick the winner on Friday (29th March) evening. Join us for two days and witness a 111th edition of the Hell of North!
Here is what the two days will look like:
2:30pm – Leave Evans Cycles HQ (near Gatwick Airport)
8pm – Arrive at Lille, hotel check-in, dinner
8am – Breakfast
8:30am – Leave hotel
9am – 6pm Recce the course, gradually moving down to Compiègne, where we would visit a few team trucks and photograph the teams as they prepare the bikes for the race. We’ll have a cold lunch at some point mid-day.
7pm – Hotel check-in, dinner
7am – Breakfast
7:30am – Leave hotel
8am-9am – Visit start area
9am – 5pm – Follow the race, gradually making our way up to Roubaix, aiming to watch the race from at least six or seven locations
6pm – Awards ceremony
11pm – Arriving back at Gatwick
Terms and conditions:
The prize includes all hotel, transport (from and back to Gatwick) and food expenses but it doesn’t cover spending money or any other expense.
You and your friend will need to have a valid passport.
We aim to provide you and your friend a separate room but it is possible that the team have to share one big.
While we are trying to squeeze as much as possible into these two days, we the program might change slightly on the spot.
And if you can’t come or you didn’t win but would like to celebrate the race in a fitting attire, check out the Rapha Team Sky L’Enfer du Nord T-shirt.