2015 Spring Classic. Eat your heart out, Tom Boonen

In 2014 the first of our Spring Classics Themed Rides took place on the same day as the Tour of Flanders, around 50 would be “Fabian Cancellera’s” took the roads and trails to enjoy a fine day’s riding followed up by Beer and Frites.

The gang's all here. Even the ones who were photoshopped on to the end as they were so late back.
The gang’s all here. Even the ones who were photoshopped on to the end as they were so late back.

For 2015 the UCI have scheduled the “Hell of the North”, some would say the greatest of the “Monuments”, Paris Roubaix to run on the same day as our ride 😆

Unfortunately for the Pro Riders the prize for winning in Roubaix is an old lump of rock whereas the prizes awarded to the lucky few in Kilmaurs will be beyond Boonen’s wildest dreams.

Mark your calendars for the 12th April and start training for the “not quite as hellish but much further north” WCC Spring Classics Ride 2015.

12th April 2015 – Kilmaurs (Exact location to follow)
Route is basically the same as 2014 with a new start / finish location in Kilmaurs making the road distance approx. 85 km, it will be signposted. MTB route will run through Craufurdland / Whitelees and will be led by an experienced rider who should manage not to get lost !

£5 Entry – 2015 WCC Members only
Book your place through the Walkers Cycling Club online shop, link is on the forum and facebook group page.
Road riders will be placed in groups based on average predicted speed, PLEASE SELECT THE SPEED DURING BOOKING
Sign On from 09:30 with the groups being set-off at intervals.
Experienced riders with route knowledge will be assigned to each group.
Details of groups will be posted on the forum prior to the event.
Groups are expected to complete the ride together using normal WCC Club Ride etiquette
Refreshments will be served before and during the prize-giving.

There will also be a special prize for the “Best Classics Outfit”, (Flandrian and / or Retro is good !!!)

Entry will be closed on Sunday the 5th Apr at 6pm to allow time for groups to be sorted out and communicated.