toolonglegs wrote:Did you do it own your own roller or with a group?
I did it as part of a tour group, so they shuttled us to the start of the challenge ride, then picked us up in Roubaix afterwards.
Then on race day took us to 4 spots and then back to the hotel after. Was really well organised and took a lot of guesswork out of trying to watch the race, I think without a really good plan it would be easy to miss the cyclists hitting the pave sections, OR, you could be left with a long wait until they come through.
As it was we got to see the hubub at the start of the race (team buses, oodles of bikes, riders signing on) and then saw the riders go past 2 sections of pave and then were at the velodrome with enough time to see the finish, all without having to get behind the wheel. (ie it was fine to enjoy a beer or two).
Also because I was travelling on my own, joining the tour group meant I could meet up with some others and then have some people to ride with and then hang out with at the race the next day.