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Hi, me and a mate are doing the sportive on Saturday 12 April, we have a few questions that can't seem to find on the website and hope previous attendees might help:

1. Where is there to park in Busigny on the morning?
2. Do you need a medical certificate (I don't believe this is needed, but I know it is for the Etape)?
3. How well organised is the event?
4. How much traffic is there, especially on the pave?
5. Overall view of the quality of the event?

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Shamblesuk [144 posts] 1 year ago
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Nudge

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a_P [12 posts] 1 year ago
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Parking - No idea, cycled to the start last year
Medical certificate - Its a touristique event not a sportive, as far as I can tell, if you can stand up and not fall over they'll be happy
Organisation? - Was good last year, make sure you get beer and frites at the end
Traffic on the sectors (can't really call it pave) - not a problem, except for the team car out for a recce last year, the driver put "Highway to hell" on the PA speakers... the standard of Brit riding is on the whole pretty atrocious, and the big gangs of Dutch riders can be a bit intimidating.
Quality - It was good fun, met some interesting people of all nationalities, more comparable to low key fun rides in the UK rather than any sportive such as the Maratona or Marmotte

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Yorkshie Whippet [501 posts] 1 year ago
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The organisers wanted you to park in Roubaix and use one their coaches richer tobyhe start.
No medical cert was needed last year.
Relatively we'll organised.feedzones are we'll done, shame they were putting the banners up for the pro race.
Traffic was stopped for the first few sectors/crossings. On the pave one or two "lost" cars. As said before look out for Brits and Dutch.
I'm going back for a third time!

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Shamblesuk [144 posts] 1 year ago
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Thanks guys. Very helpful. Looking forward to seeing penny farthing guy too