Vélo Club De Roubaix Cyclotourisme

Route et VTT

14 May 2023

Cobblestones... but different !


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Phone : 06-19-46-71-82
Mailing Address : RAID PARIS-ROUBAIX VTT - 69 rue du Général Leclerc - 59390 LYS-LEZ-LANNOY - FRANCE

View and download the poster here


Note : The routes may be modified up until the day of the start.

THE RAID 125 km

Completely renewed course, composed of sections of pavé, many of them not used before, connected by country paths and some tarmac. Star point : Wallers-Arenberg Creative Mine.
To see the 125 km route on Openrunner click here

THE LOOP 60 km

For the less seasoned. Departure from the Parc des Sports of Roubaix
To see the 60 km on Openrunner click here

Reception points and Schedule by clicking here

Full route and paved areas by clicking here

Signposting by clicking herre


View full rules here

By registering, each participant certifies that they are in sufficient physical condition to complete the course they have chosen, that they have understood the difficulties of this course and the safety instructions. They undertake to comply unreservedly with the regulations made available to them.

Extract from the rules

The RAID PARIS-ROUBAIX VTT is a cycling event without ranking or timing, organized by the VELO CLUB DE ROUBAIX CYCLOTOURISME where each participant agrees to comply with the provisions of the highway code and local regulations governing traffic. It is part of the charter of organizations of the French Cycling Federation (FFCT).
It is open to anyone who has completed the registration form and paid the registration fee set by the organizer. For unaccompanied young people under 18 parental consent is required..
Helmet use is mandatory

A "Civil Liability" contract has been taken out by the organizer for all bodily injury and material damage caused to third parties, during the duration of the event, by a participant. FFCT members are covered for bodily injury and damage to property that they suffer by the contract taken out when they join and within the limits of the guarantees offered by the chosen formula. Non-FFCT members are covered by a specific contract signed by the organizer for the duration of the ride. The guarantees are those of the so-called “Mini-Braquet” formula. The organizer cannot be committed beyond the guarantees provided for in this contract. Personal insurance is recommended, if the participant wishes,to guarantee any loss not covered or to increase the amount of the guarantees.
In any event, all personal property is the responsibility of the participant. The VELO CLUB DE ROUBAIX CYCLOTOURISME cannot be held responsible in the event of loss or theft.

Participants agree to respect the towns, villages and the surroundings areas through which the route passes.. Participants may be held responsible for any damage caused. It is strictly forbidden to throw litter on the road. Litter bins are available at the reception points.
The route crosses sensitive areas, regional natural parks, state forests, protected green areas, etc… as well as Natura 2000 classified areas. Participants undertake to respect plantations and crops, fauna and flora.


Numbered frame plate
Route map
Signposted route
Transport of small luggage to the finish
Photographer on the route (Riders are able to purchasse photos after the event.)
Refreshments at reception points
Small mechanical stand at reception points
First aid medical stand at reception points + telephone contact
A sandwich and a drink on arrival
A souvenir gift upon arrival for each participant + special gift for lady competitors.
Finish on the Roubaix Velodrome
Shower in the famous " Riders Paris-Roubaix Showers"


A big souvenir cobblestone to the most represented clubs

Registration fees until 30 April 2023 :

Departure from Wallers-Arenberg (125 km) : 16 €

Departure from Roubaix (60 km) : 7 €

Registration in advance until 30 April 2023.
Beyond that date
registrations will be taken at the places of departure at an increased rate

Individual and Team registrations :

You can choose either:
- Online registration with immediate payment via the . This method is most recommended (Credit card)
- By mail by downloading the individual registration form on our website
- By mail by downloading the team registration form on our website

List of registered persons

Registration is only confirmed upon receipt of payment
No documentation will be sent by post prior to the event. Route cards and frame numbers should be collected on the day of the event from the reception points in Wallers-Arenberg (125km) or Roubaix (60km).
Consult the regularly updated list of registered persons by clicking here


From Roubaix buses are scheduled on Sunday morning only for the transport of people and bikes to reach the departure point in Wallers-Arenberg. Only by reservation until 30 April 2023 (See the registration form).

Price Roubaix-Wallers : 29 €

The buses depart on Sunday 14 May 2023 at 6:00 from Parc des Sports of Roubaix, Avenue Maxence Van Der Mersch to Wallers-Arenberg.
Meeting at 5:00 am for loading bikes.


WALLERS-ARENBERG 10 km west of Valenciennes and 6 km north of Denain - exit 6 A23 motorway, at the Center Historique Minier, rue Michel Rondet. Click for plan

ROUBAIX at the Parc des Sports - Vélodrome, Avenue Alexander Fléming. Click for plan

Railway stations
WALLERS-ARENBERG station - Departure Click for map
ROUBAIX station - Departure Click for map


To view the map of the route click here
Route for guidance click here


You can order your souvenir cobblestone at the price of 18 € (See the registration form).

Souvenirs are available for purchase on arrival in Roubaix


You can contact tourist offices of  LA PORTE DU HAINAUT , VALENCIENNESROUBAIX.
See also Gites de France here


The event is open to riders of mountain bikes, gravels and cyclocross bikes ...

ATTENTION ! This is not a gentle ride. The course is physically demanding, especially if the weather is unfavourable.
Be sufficiently trained: 125 km is long way ... very long ...
Do not abuse your confidence or your abilities. Pace yourself !  Don't set off too quickly.
Check that your bike is in good condition before you leave.
Bring some food and drink with you in case you need it.
Bring tubes and possibly a spare tyre.