Posted on Saturday 14 June 2014 by Bob Davis
I had bored all of CTC Central London for months with talk of my target for 2014. The motivation for training through the winter was to deal with unfinished business: in 2012 I had only done the shorter version of Velo Club Roubaix’ sportive event over the infamous cobbles of the great Paris-Roubaix Spring classic race. Now it was time for the full 210km including all of the 51km of cobbles that the professionals hammer over in April.
I travelled the same way as before (see my blog post here), letting organisers Sports Tours do the work of sorting out the hotel and getting the registration, and we set off by coach from Victoria on the Friday, with the Saturday free for preparing bikes and having a leg-loosening ride.
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