Liverpool Roubaix is a tough Paris-Roubaix-style sportive featuring nine unpaved/cobbled sectors and a finish on the spectacular new velodrome at Knowsley. Original 100km route plus epic new 100-mile option (160km).
Sunday 1 October 2017
Inspired by the Queen of the Classics: ‘Paris-Roubaix’
Entries will open shortly for the 2017 edition of Liverpool Roubaix, which will be held on Sunday 1 October 2017, starting and finishing at Knowsley Velodrome. The ride will head north and then east across the flat, Roubaix-like plains of Merseyside via a series of gravel and cobbled roads, before heading back to the velodrome past Knowsley Hall and Safari Park – the site of the time-trial stage of The Tour of Britain in 2013 and 2014 (see photos below). A well-stocked feed station, a broom wagon and medical support will be provided.
You can sign up using British Cycling’s online entry system by clicking on the red ‘ENTER’ button below. The event is promoted by Cycle Classics, who also organize the similarly-themed Tour of the Black Country, the Cheshire Cobbled Classic, which includes several steep cobbled climbs, including the infamous 45% Corkscrew, and the Strade-Bianche-themed White Roads Classic which features 9 white gravel/chalk sectors. Liverpool Roubaix is supported by British Cycling. Like our facebook page to view more photos and to receive the latest information and updates on the event.
Drone video of the Liverpool Roubaix cobbles
On-bike video (below) of the bone-shaking cobbles – which start at 0:15 secs
|10 (10 km)||Cut Lane||500m||Gravel||* * *|
|9 (11 km)||Coach Road||900m||Broken Tarmac||* * *|
|8 (12 km)||Mossborough Hall||700m||Stony Gravel||* * * *|
|7 (18 km)||Berrington’s Lane||1200m||Coarse Gravel||* * * *|
|6 (26 km)||Carr Mill||500m||Gravel||* * *|
|FEED||Croft (52 km)|
|5 (54 km)||Main Lane||700m||Cobbles||* * * * *|
|4 (77 km)||Berrington’s Lane West||1200m||Coarse Gravel||* * * *|
|3 (86 km)||Mossborough Hall West||700m||Stony Gravel||* * * *|
|2 (88 km)||Coach Road South||900m||Broken Tarmac||* * *|
|1 (89km)||Cut Lane West||500m||Gravel||* * *|
Love your events – Alex R.
Really enjoyed it…and the champagne thanks for a great day. Prosecco at end was an absolute winner! – Paul C.
Agree, glass of bubbly worked for me at the end. Great feel to the event, very well sign posted. – Lee R
Great event well organised. Will be looking to do it again next year. – Si L.
Excellent event – James B.
Good event, well-marked, just as physical as a climbing sportive when run off at +18 mph. – Jonathan F.
Fabulous ride! Route was fun, signage was good, organisers friendly. We’ll be back next year. Karen D.
Loved the route. Loved the atmosphere and the friendliness – drafting at 38kph on gravel was a novel experience for me! Very good feel factor and friendly vibe. – Rob C.
Loved it. Had it plotted on Garmin but the standard of the signing was first class. You would have to be blind to get lost on this course. Finishing on the velodrome was a complete blast despite being knackered and would have loved to do more than 1 1/2 laps. The chocolate and fizz at the end was absolutely inspired. – Barry A.
Cracking event …also think we should have some sort of group that can reinstate/protect cobbled roads as they do in Belgium. I’ll be singing up next year — Gareth R.
Loved the day and it was good to do something different. – Allan D.
Great event. You could really crank it if you wanted to (as evidenced by some of the times). – James A.
THE INSPIRATION – Paris-Roubaix
TESTIMONIALS FOR CYCLE CLASSICS’ ‘TOUR OF THE BLACK COUNTRY’
- Christopher R.
- Paul H.
- Urban Cycles
- Neil K.
- Julie B.
- John C.
- Alistair C.
- Guvnors' Assembly
- Will F.
- Cycling Weekly
- James T.
THE LAPIERRE CYCLE CLASSICS SERIES
Cheshire Cobbled Classic – White Roads Classic- Tour of the Black Country