Liege Bastogne Liege (Belgium) - late April.
It is well and truly the oldest of cycling's classics professional race. This is your
chance to witness one of the oldest and truest cycling Spring Classics.
Nicknamed the "Doyenne" of the classics as it is the oldest race which still
currently takes place, Liege Bastogne Liege really is an exciting event.
Paris Roubaix (France) - the "Hell of the North" or in french l'Enfer du
Nord is traditionally one week after the Tour of Flanders. From its beginning in
1896 until 1967 it started in Paris and ended in Roubaix (hence the name);
since 1968 the start city has been Compiègne (about 60 kilometres, 37 miles)
north-east from Paris whilst the finish is still in Roubaix. Famous for rough
terrain and cobblestones, it is one of the 'Monuments' or Classics of the
European calendar, and contributes points towards the UCI World Ranking.
Sportives The Spring Classics sportives where you can take the opportunity
to ride the course of one of classics. Gent Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris
Roubaix, or Liege Bastogne Liege the day before the professionals ride it.
Cycling Randonnees Randonnee events can either be "Permanent" or "Non
Permanent" rides. Permanent rides are normally over a number of days and you
can choose when you want to undertake them. Predominately, thsy are point to
point rides, traversing the mountain ranges of Europe.
Training Weekends Yorkshire Dales cycling training camps during the months
of October 2015 & February 2016, to prepare you for your cyclo sportives in April.
Taking place in Skipton, North Yorkshire & West Yorkshire, this camp is ideal for
anyone looking to take part in cyclo sportives in April.
Tower to Tower We have designed a superb cycle ride from the Eiffel Tower to
Blackpool Tower, the route will incorporate the Paris Roubaix route including all the
cobble sections and when we crossover into England we will ride part of the Tour of
Yorkshire 2015 route and the 2014 Tour de France route on our way to Blackpool.
Tour de France 2018
The 105th edition of the Tour de France is one of the shortest in recent years with
a total distance of 3329km. consist of 8 flat stages, 5 hilly stages, 6 mountain
stages and 3 summit finishes (La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan
col de Portet), 1 individual time-trial, 1 team time-trial and 2 rest days before the
riders finish as usual on the cobblestones of the Champs Elysees.
Gent 6 The Gent Six has been the adopted track event for the British fans since
the closure of our very own Skol Six in the 80's.
It doesn't get any better than the Gent Six. The racing around it's 166.66 meters
track with the steep bankings, atmosphere, fans, music, and history - all of these
Baxter's has been organising cycling trips to European cycling events for more than 20 years.
We have gained a wealth of knowledge in operating these special type of cycling holidays.
We have a complete program for 2016 / 2017 including Tour de France, E3 Harelbeke & Gent
Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix, Liege Bastogne Liege, Raid Pyrenean, Raid Alpine,
Tower to Tower, Paris Nice, Training Weekends, Gent 6.
Baxter's Cycling Trips
21 Manor Gardens,
Pool in Wharfedale,
Tel: 44 (0)777 16 62 123
2017 / 2018 Cycling Holidays
with Baxter's Cycling Trips
(E3 Harelbeke & Gent Wevelgem)
On this fantastic Flemish weekend you will see the E3 Harelbeke which has
developed into a highly prestigious and desirable event, as well as watching the
Gent Wevelgem the day after you have had the opportunity to ride
Gent Wevelgem sportive.
(E3 Harelbecke, Gent Wevelgem, Dwars Door Vlaanderen and Tour of Flanders)
On this fantastic Flemish week, you will see 4 UCI World Tour events, starting with
the E3 Harelbeke, it is now the first cobbled classic of the season. The opportunity to
ride one of the 4 distances of the Gent Wevelgem Sportive the day before the pros,
Gent Wevelgem pro race, the Dwars Door Vlaanderen which has been upgraded in
2017 to a UCI World Tour status, opportunity to ride one of the 4 distances of the
Flanders sportiven the day before the pros, Tour of Flanders pro race.
Tour of Flanders (Belgium) - This is your chance to ride the Tour of Flanders
2018 route in the Flanders cyclo. (Ronde van Vlaanderen cyclo) the day before the
professionals ride it. 16,000 cycling enthusiasts rode the Tour of Flanders route
last year. (Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo) which includes the famous cobbled climbs.
In 2012, the Tour of Flanders changed it route finishing in Oudenaarde, instead of
Meerbeke, and the race passed over the climbs of Oude Kwaremont and the
Patersberg three times, which makes for excellent viewing of the race as it unfolds.