Blog: to Hell of the North and back

Four bike journalists tackle the Paris-Roubaix randonnée

Three quarters of the team, ready for the off

What’s it like to race a one day classic? Most of us will never know, but once every two years mere mortals like you and me have a chance to put ourselves in the tyre tracks of some of the cycling greats by participating in the Paris-Roubaix randonnée. 


This year, four Future Publishing bike journalists took up the challenge – read BikeRadar deputy editor Jeff Jones’ account of tackling the bone-jarring cobbles of the Hell of the North.