Roubaix 2019 – Back to the cobbles

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Was it 2013 I did the Keepers Tour – just the weekend to ride the cobbles to Roubaix and watch RVV the next day?

Anyway, I’ve signed up to go back next year. Doing the 145km version, Roubaix to Roubaix. That’s of course if we’re still able to get to Europe in April 2019… might have to be Australian again for a few days.

A guy I’ve been riding with here is moving back to Lille in France and was keen on a few of us coming over so I’ve taken up the invite. It’s the day before the pro race so we’ll watch that the next day.

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December 3, 2018 9:47 pm

ChrisO I’ve still got the T-shirt (v-shirt?), it was 2012. A great weekend that transformed riding for me. Getting off the bike in the Roubaix velodrome I swore never again but by the time I’d got home I’d realised that I could do it better and faster now that I’d ridden the pace. Doing it again in 2013, only reinforced that. I need to do it again. So far my son Angus, has developed a similar view of the Ronde despite getting separated from the group and riding most of it by himself last year at the tender age of… Read more »

November 18, 2018 7:01 pm

I was wondering whether there might be interest in arranging a Euro Gathering in the summer – as you say though, if they’ll still let us in! (Moved this to Rides)