See the Queen of the Classics with The ChainStay!
April 14th, 2020
The video above is from our 2014 trip and put together by David Vaughn.
“Hell of the North” “Queen of the Classics” whatever you happen to call it Paris-Roubaix is a must see for all cycling fans!
We will begin our day of race viewing early at the famous Arenberg Forest. One of our favorite cobbled sectors treats us with a calm, yet vibrant atmosphere, where we will enjoy a nice wine and cheese spread as the crowd slowly thickens.
The ambiance here is intoxicating; even before the riders hit the section you will begin to feel the rumble under your feet from the lead cars and motorbikes, followed by an almost deafening roar of the crowd as the race approaches and passes before your eyes, then you are left with a buzz that surrounds you as fans describe who they saw amongst the sea of color. It’s all so exciting, but our trip doesn’t stop there. Once back at our vehicles we will head straight for the Roubaix Velodrome where you will have the opportunity to take in even more excitement. Most of our guests like to find a place on the grass section of the first turn where you can watch the final sectors of the race unfold on the big screen, before you see them pop into view on the track and challenge for their place in the history books.
Our 2020 Paris-Roubaix Day Trip will include …
- Multiple viewing locations along the race course to include the Arenberg Forest, and the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome (if the schedule permits there is always the chance of a bonus cobbled sector in between).
- A wine and cheese picnic lunch set up along the famous Arenberg cobbled sector.
- Drinks and snacks available in the bus
- All transportation from Oudenaarde to our viewing locations, and return transportation back to Oudenaarde. ***
- Pick up and drop off from the Oudenaarde train station or local hotels.