The Paris-Roubaix challenge is a bicycle ride that takes place in April and is open to all cycling tourism fans aged 18 and over. This sporting challenge is organised by ASO, which also organises the Tour de France and the leg of the Tour.
Known as the "hell of the North", the main route is identical to the professional Paris-Roubaix route, covering a total of 170 km including 50 km of cobblestones. A long, demanding course that requires adequate equipment, capable of withstanding extreme conditions.
Two other routes are also available: a circuit of around 70 km around Roubaix, including several cobbled sections, and another route of around 140 km including the famous cobbles of the Carrefour de l'Arbre crossroads and the Trouée d'Arenberg trench.
The event takes place in a friendly atmosphere and is attended by over 2,000 cycle tourists.