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Wakefield to Roubaix Cycle Challenge

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Fri 23/09/2016, 09:00

Join us this September for a truly unique cycling adventure. Not for the faint hearted, this once in a lifetime experience covers 415km of cycling over three days.

The Wakefield Hospice to Roubaix Cycle Challenge departs from Wakefield Hospice on Friday 23 September, and ends with the famous cobbles and Roubaix velodrome from the Paris – Roubaix professional cycle race, also known as the ‘Hell of the North’.

The challenge route has been specifically designed for this unique challenge and is a must for any serious cyclist looking for their next two-wheeled experience, whilst raising money for patient care here at the hospice.
Day 1: Wakefield Hospice to Hull, 125km (approx.)
Leave the hospice and take in several sections of Yorkshire cobbles via Beverley and Hull. Overnight on ferry.

Day 2: Zeebrugge to Mons, 145km (approx.)
Head towards Bruge across fairly flat Flanders, taking in some hills in Wallone and a downhill finish across the Mons-Condé canal into Mons.

Day 3: Mons to Roubaix, 145km (approx.)
The day includes 21 sections of the famous Paris – Roubaix pave, totalling 40km of the days distance. We join the route of Paris – Roubaix in Valenciennes, proving a huge test of body and bike.

Day 4: Enjoy a few hours in Roubaix or Lille before taking the Eurostar from Lille to London Kings Cross, and then a further train on to Wakefield.

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