This Sunday sees the world’s finest Classics riders go head-to-head in Paris-Roubaix – the Queen of the Classics.
But 24 hours earlier, amateur riders, including RCUK’s own David Arthur, will descend on the cobbles for the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Challenge, organised by Tour de France head honchos ASO.
And Rapha’s Mobile Cycle Club will also be making its debut, selling clothing, coffee and screening cycling films.
So five guys from Rapha, all cobble virgins, headed over to France to recce the course, riding the Hell of the North’s bone-crunching pavé.
Check out their video, Hors Course, above, while Rapha’s Phil Deeker offers a handful of tips for riding the Paris-Roubaix Challenge.