“ The CCC is an event I will never forget. The organisation of the event is what makes it so special. The route selection, the food, the desire to see eveyone succeed. This is what the CCC is about. But this is also just part of why the CCC is like no other event in the world. “
REGISTRATION for all CCC 2014 events will now begin on Wednesday 6th November. Links to the Rapha online shop will appear here. Go to Registration for full details & prices.
26 May – 6 June. New for 2014, featuring a heady mix of wild mountainous roads and superb coastal roads leading to beach-location hotels. The ‘gentlest’ of all the CCC rides ! (See NEWS page for Phils’ November 2013 Reconnaissance Diary.)
9 – 19 June
31/8 – 10 September
15 – 25 September “Backwards”
“ Training for, and participating in this event has been quite a journey. One that has ignited our passion for cycling and shattered our perspective on what is possible. The sheer physical difficulty of the cumulative mileage and ascent we faced every day; the immense scenery; the personal mental battles to persevere when muscle pain, saddle sores and knee pain all conspired to make us want to stop; and the mutual respect and sense of connection amongst the group of riders and staff all combined to make such a rich and rewarding experience. This event will forever represent a pivotal experience that allowed us to discover the true essence of road cycling.Rapha as well will forever hold a place in our hearts as a brand at the core of this experience. “
Ardennes Classics Race Week
19-27 April. Watch & ride the routes of the Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Ardennes Hardenner Week
26 April – 4 May. This week , packed with punchy days of ride-climbing, is book-ended by two of the most rated Ardennes sportives (LBL and the Philipppe Gilbert).
Details of these two events will follow in November 2013.
“ What made the Cent Cols Challenge in the Pyrenees particularly unique however is not just the quality of the riding – but the people like yourself, Claire and the staff whose character, enthusiasm and passion made the experience exceptional. Your unbridled passion for cycling and the obvious time and effort that went into researching our route through the Pyrenees provided not just a phenomenal variety of terrain and scenery, but a sense of adventure and exploration. We both felt as if we were on a personal trip with close friends rather than a commercial enterprise.”