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Paris - Roubaix

Post by boboneleg » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:02 pm

As a fan of the Paris - Roubaix cycle race I am interested in following the route and ride the 'pave' roads. Has anyone done this, is it possible?

As far as I know they are public roads and the route is freely available on the likes of wikiloc for cycles but not as a motorcycle route.

Can anyone help at all ?

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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by g00ner » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:04 pm

Bob, try asking 'Giles' on UKGSER if you have an account - I believe he has done it

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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by Scott_rider » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:35 pm

I too have always fancied riding that route on a motorbike (and the Tour/Vuelta routes) 8-) . Looks like it would be a good trip 8-) .
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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by Tramp » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:55 pm

When we going :lol: :D ...long weekend sounds fun....if anyone has the gox file just overlay it on the ign map....cobbled streets in the rain sounds interesting :oops: ....you never struck me as a cyclist Bob..

Just had a quick look at the wikiloc file and its mainly roads best bet would be too load it into google earth as a kml file and follow it....

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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by boboneleg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:20 pm

g00ner wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Bob, try asking 'Giles' on UKGSER if you have an account - I believe he has done it
Hmmmmmmmmm, last time I was on there was about 10 years ago so it might not work for me now but good shout anyway.
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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by boboneleg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Scott_rider wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:35 pm
I too have always fancied riding that route on a motorbike (and the Tour/Vuelta routes) 8-) . Looks like it would be a good trip 8-) .
I've done most of the routes they use on Le Tour or at least the Alps/Pyrenees I just fancied doing this as it's something different.
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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by boboneleg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:35 pm

Tramp wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:55 pm
When we going :lol: :D ...long weekend sounds fun....if anyone has the gox file just overlay it on the ign map....cobbled streets in the rain sounds interesting :oops: ....you never struck me as a cyclist Bob..

Just had a quick look at the wikiloc file and its mainly roads best bet would be too load it into google earth as a kml file and follow it....

Yes good shout Russ, I've had a brief look at most of the wikiloc routes and followed on google earth. There are also lots of photos which show that the 'pave' roads are open to motorcycles.

I was a keen cyclist before I lost my leg, I tried to ride my mountain bike after but it proved a bit difficult, best stick to something with an engine :lol:

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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by Sideleaner » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:50 pm

Nice to do some day but the most popular location is closed for motorised vehicles - Bois de Wallers

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Re: Paris - Roubaix

Post by boboneleg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:28 pm

Thanks for that, exactly the sort of info I was looking for
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