“Paris-Roubaix” is possibly the most famous of the spring classics, forming one of the five monuments which every pro cyclists dreams of winning. What you may not know is that it’s actually possible for anyone to ride the course for themselves. The day before the Elite race, the full course is open to any amateur or enthusisasts who wants to take on the challenge of this gruelling course for themselves. Riders can choose the cobbled core of the course only (a loop starting in Roubaix of either 70km or 139km) – or ride the full distance (163km) as our team rider Stefan “Fish” Vis did this year. Here you can see what his experience was. Enjoy his report, and share in his experience of this “Hell of the North”.