• Lee Staples posted an update in the group Group logo of Club ChatClub Chat 2 years, 4 months ago

    Anyone done any of the following or thinking of doing in 2018:

    Paris Roubaix April 7th
    Amstel Gold April 14th
    Liege Bastogne Liege April 21st

    Would be interested to hear/read any tips for travel accommodation recommendation or if you would like to join and do one or more of these events. Please get in touch.

    • Happy to provide any info on Liege or Amstel and infact Stayokay Maastricht is a great option for either. Its worth noting that Amstel is normally by ballot with around a 50% success rate per Email address. I thought LBL was brilliant but as tough as they come at 191m and 15,000ft.

    • LBL is a monster and you have to start so early. This year we stayed at the hotel Penta which was a little pricey but well worth it with a bike room set aside for storage, a full hot & cold buffet breakfast available from 0530 and seriously wholesome bar food served until about 10pm. Reserved Car parking in adjacent multi storey and the race commissars stayed at the hotel too. You need a bit of comfort if you get the harsh weather which we certainly did – the Ardennes is great but at that time of year it can be seriously cold, wet and windy. If you are really lucky you can get a treat with snow like we did last year. Don’t be put off though, it is a fantastic challenge and I loved achieving it, watching the pros the next day etc. but I am not going back next year – it is done. Another tip, the traffic around Brussels airport is horrendous, so leave plenty of contingency travel time.