Cobbled rides- for mortals

Further to today’s discussion of the Road to Roubaix documentary, Jim Speakman pointed me in the direction of Rapha’s own Hell of the North ride on April 11th. It’s billed as North London’s version of Paris-Roubaix with 20 sections of pavé in 100km.

I found a google map which looks to cobble together (sorry) a resource of pavé roads in Britain and beyond. It’s discussed on Bikeradar here.

The idea of a Scottish version was floated – Edinburgh is full of cobbled streets and canal towpaths have some fearsome cobbled secteurs, but it would take quite a bit of figuring out. (and I might be doing a Super6 race in Fife that day- wonder if it goes up Kirk Street in Culross?)

Culross, originally uploaded by Ipoh 子.