Paris-Roubaix Sportive

Club member Tim Burrows is riding the Paris-Roubaix Sportive and is looking for sponsorship for three worthy causes. His flyer reads:

L’Enfer du Nord – The Hell of the North

The Queen of the Classics

Paris-Roubaix, one of the oldest ‘Classic Races’ and regarded as the hardest. It’s known as the ‘Hell of the North’ because it traverses the terrain battered by The Great War of 1914 to 1918. From Compinierge in the suburbs of Paris to Roubaix just short of the Belgian border this is the race that captures the imagination. There are no notable climbs but at a total of 165 miles and with the final third including 36 miles of cobbled pavé dating back to Napoleonic times this is as tough as it gets. Many modern riders stay away from this race and all that it can throw at them and modern insurance will not even cover them.

Ok I won’t be doing the professional race and in June the weather is less likely to turn it into a slog across No Man’s Land, but I will be doing the same course, on the same cobbles, at the same distance, in the same variable weather on 6th June 2010.

This ride will be for ego and for the worthy causes as shown below.

The Hell of the North. Raising Funds For: Diabetes UK, White Lodge Centre and The National Association of Disabled Supporters

Is anyone else from the club riding this?

You can contact Tim at euwars@btinternet.com.

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One Response to Paris-Roubaix Sportive

  1. hippy says:

    I'm riding the 260k version this year. Should be a laugh.. right? right? 😉

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