2022 Cobbled Classics with Stuart O’Grady

The Spring Classics deliver professional cycling’s most thrilling one day races of the year, over gruelling terrain and often challenging conditions. A mixture of the world’s best cyclists battling it out at full speed over cobbles, pavé and relentlessly steep ‘bergs’, combined with an atmosphere so lively it would be hard to compare to any sporting arena, ensuring these races are a must for the avid cycling fan.

Mummu Cycling will be making a BIG return to the infamous ‘Classics’ in 2022, following a two year hiatus due to travel and fan restrictions. We’re heading back to our favourite bumpy roads all guns blazing, delivering our traditional 11 day Cobbled Classics experience, led by 2007 Paris-Roubaix champion Stuart O’Grady! Join us, and we promise to have you living and breathing every inkling of action; from the fiercely steep roads of Amstel Gold, onto the testing Ardennes of Belgium, through to the Queen of the Classics – the Hell of the North, Paris-Roubaix, where we’ll have you right amidst the thick of the lively atmosphere to witness those gripping race-winning moves.

To top, you’ll be joined on tour by special guests of the pro peloton with a few added surprises along the way…

Following an unprecedented 2020-2021 and the cancellation of our Cobbled Classics experience, our ‘sold out tour’ bookings will transition across to 2022. We have now included extra capacity to cater for this next April, but strongly encourage you to confirm your place promptly with limited places available and popular demand on this tour.

Highlights:

  • Hosted by 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner Stuart O’Grady
  • 10 nights  premium accommodation through Belgium
  • Return transfers from Liège and Brussels Airport
  • Entry into Paris Roubaix and Amstel Gold Sportive rides
  • Watch Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race and Brabantse Pijl LIVE
  • Exclusive Pro team Meet and Greet
  • A day on Tour with a former professional cycling legend
  • Fully supported, guided rides
  • The ultimate classics riding experience as you have the opportunity to ride the course of famous races including:
    • Paris-Roubaix
    • Amstel Gold
    • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    • La Fleche Wallone
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Day 1

Welcome to Belgium!

April 8, 2022 / Difficulty
/ Distance 30km

This morning, the Mummu Cycling team will welcome you mid-morning at Liège airport to transfer you to our accommodation at the Pentahotel Liège.

Once checked in and settled at the hotel, our team will meet you in our allocated bike room, where we’ll ensure your bikes are set up and raring to go, before heading out on a short ride to stretch the legs ahead of tomorrow’s Amstel Gold Cyclo.

We will head to dinner as a group this evening, hosted by Stuart O’Grady. A great opportunity for us all to get to know one another and brief you on the exciting adventures ahead!

Today’s Ride: 30-40km easy loop around Liège to stretch the legs.

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Day 1

Welcome to Belgium!

April 8, 2022

This morning, the Mummu Cycling team will welcome you mid-morning at Liège airport to transfer you to our accommodation at the Pentahotel Liège.

Once you’ve checked in and settled, the afternoon will be yours free to explore the incredible, history rich medieval city of Liège, famous for its commercial and cultural hub. Climb the Montagne de Buere to get a stair work out in, visit the Saint Paul’s Cathedral to take a dive into the history books or get lost in its charming narrow cobbled lanes…

This evening, we will head to dinner as a group, hosted by Stuart O’Grady. A great opportunity for us all to get to know one another and brief you on the exciting week ahead.

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Day 2

Amstel Gold Race Sportive

April 9, 2022 / Difficulty
/ Distance 65km / 100km / 125km / 150km / 200km / 240km

Following an early breakfast, we will transfer you 40km to Valkenburg, the start and finish location for the Amstel Gold Race Cyclo sportive ride. Thousands of people congregate in Valkenburg each year to take part in this event – creating a festival-like atmosphere in town and pro inspired support throughout the race. Today is a unique opportunity to ride a similar course to the pros, taking on the many short but steep climbs featured throughout the race – the iconic Cauberg included! The 700m climb may be short, but it’s certainly no easy feat with an average gradient of 8%, ramping up to 20% in its steepest section. The vicious climb, placed just before the finish line, has been a consistent battle and race-decider since 2003. Here will mark the perfect opportunity to get some insight into just how much pain the pros have to endure to win the prestigious Classic! *Varying sportive distances range from 65km – 240km.

Stuart will be on hand to give you a briefing and exclusive tips on how to tackle the bergs you’re about to face! Once you have completed your chosen ride for the day, we will spend the afternoon in Valkenburg enjoying the atmosphere and stalls at the exclusive fan zone located at the finish.

After a well-deserved Belgian beer and a bite to eat, we will transfer back to our hotel where the evening will be at your leisure, free to explore the humming city centre of Liège.

Today’s ride: Amstel Gold Race Cyclo – 65km / 100km / 125km / 150km / 200km / 240km

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Day 2

Amstel Gold Race Sportive

April 9, 2022

Following breakfast this morning, we will be making our way across the border into the Netherlands where we will spend the day in Valkenberg at the foot of the Amstel Gold, race-famous, Cauberg where there are many shops and local restaurants to keep entertained.

While our riding guests are out on course, you will also have the opportunity to check out the famous Amstel Gold Experience museum –  a favourite of many of our past guests.

Following a busy day out exploring, we will transfer back to our hotel where the evening will be at your leisure, free to explore the humming city centre of Liège.

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Day 3

Amstel Gold Race

April 10, 2022 / Difficulty

It’s Amstel Gold Race time! Brace yourself for a huge day out getting right amongst the madness.

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer you back to Limburg to our prime race viewing location along the course in event hospitality. Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the incredibly lively atmosphere, and watch the experts show us how it’s done LIVE!

Concluding the race, we will transfer you back to the hotel where dinner will be at your leisure. A great opportunity to stroll through historical old town Liegé and marvel in the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 3

Amstel Gold Race

April 10, 2022

It’s Amstel Gold Race time! Brace yourself for a huge day out getting right amongst the madness.

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer you back to Limburg to our prime race viewing location along the course in event hospitality. Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the incredibly lively atmosphere, and watch the experts show us how it’s done LIVE!

Concluding the race, we will transfer you back to the hotel where dinner will be at your leisure. A great opportunity to stroll through historical old town Liegé and marvel in the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 4

A day on tour with a former pro cycling legend

April 11, 2021 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

Today, we have a special treat in store…

Following breakfast, we’ll transfer 40km to the town of Huy to meet up with a former professional cyclist and a BIG legend of the sport. *Stay tuned for name reveal via our social channels.

Today, he will be leading our 50km adventure riding the challenging roads of La Flèche Wallonne, including the iconic Mur de Huy and its surrounding undulating terrain.

The Mur de Huy (in English translates to ‘the wall of Huy’) has become famous as the finishing stretch of the Fleche Wallone course. The pros tackle it a brutal 3 times, with the final ascent marking an excruciatingly tough battle for glory as the finish line awaits at its crest. It’s only 1.2km in length, yet climbs over 120m in elevation and reaches a MURderous maximum gradient of 26%…steep is an understatement!  If you can muster some energy to sightsee on your way up, be sure to check out the seven chapels along the way.

Concluding our ride, there will be opportunity to explore the town of Huy and grab a bite to eat at a local brasserie of your choice before transferring back to our hotel in Liegé.

Later afternoon, our special guest will join us for drinks in the bar where he’ll share some stories from his extraordinary career.

The evening will then be yours free to enjoy!

Today’s ride: 50km ride along the Flèche Wallonne course, including the Mur de Huy.

 

 

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Day 4

A day on tour with a former pro cycling legend

April 11, 2021

Today, we have a special treat in store…

Following breakfast, we’ll transfer 40km to the town of Huy to meet up with a former professional cyclist and a BIG legend of the sport. *Stay tuned for name reveal via our social channels.

On arrival, you will have have an open window to explore the centre and the surrounding roads of the famous Ardennes Classic – Flèche Wallone, including the iconic Mur de Huy ascent.

The Mur de Huy (in English translates to ‘the wall of Huy’) has become famous as the finishing stretch of the race. The pros tackle it a brutal 3 times, with the final ascent marking an excruciatingly tough battle for glory as the finish line awaits at its crest. It’s only 1.2km in length, yet climbs over 120m in elevation and reaches a MURderous maximum gradient of 26%…steep is an understatement!

Enjoy a bite to eat at a local brasserie before we transfer back to our hotel in Liegé.

Later afternoon, our special guest will join us for drinks in the bar where he’ll share some stories from his extraordinary career.

The evening will then be yours free to enjoy!

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Day 5

La Doyenne

April 12, 2021 / Difficulty
/ Distance 80km

Today marks our second day exploring the famous roads of the Ardennes classics. This morning it is ‘La Doyenne’ or Liege Bastogne Liege, one of the first of the five cycling monuments, initiated all the way back in 1892. For classics fans, this race is almost as big as the Tour de France – a definite must-do on the bucket list of ‘Classics’ rides!

We will set off from our hotel following breakfast, making our way towards Spa – the original start and finish location of the race and yes, it is where the term for medicinal baths comes from. This Belgian town is one of the country’s major tourist cities, made famous for the mineral springs, home to the first casino and it also hosts the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix each year.

From Spa, we will intersect the Liege Bastogne Liege course, making our way across the final challenging climbs including the Cote de la Roche and the Cote de la Redoute. The latter, another of the short sharp 10% climbs these classics are famous for.

This evening will be at your leisure to enjoy the lively city atmosphere to relax and unwind.

Today’s ride: 80-90km rolling hills on the Liege Bastogne Liege course – includes a number of tough, short climbs.

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Day 5

La Doyenne

April 12, 2021

This morning, following our riding guests departure, we will jump in vehicles to transfer across to Namur for a day well spent.

Namur is the capital city of the Wallonia region of Belgium, rich in history with so much to see and do. From the spectacular medieval Citadel, to the 19th-century Felicien Rops Museum and the stunning baroque St. Loup Church – you’ll no doubt be entranced by the city’s history from the go.

We will spend the day exploring its incredible sights and enjoy lunch as a group before transferring back to the hotel  where the evening is at your leisure to explore Liege.

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Day 6

Watch Brabantse Pijl LIVE

April 13, 2022 / Difficulty

This morning following breakfast and checkout, we will make our way cross country on route to our next destination in Kortrijk.

Along the way, we will stop in a special location at a Belgian beer garden along the Brabantse Pijl race course, where we will be settling in for a stellar day watching the pros in battle mode once more!

Brabantse Pijl is a well known Classic that travels from Leuven to Overijse over typical Belgian cobbled > punchy terrain. Be prepared for quite the show as you enjoy a Belgian beer or two and take it all in.

Following a day well spent, we will transfer to our hotel is Kortrijk. Enjoy some time to relax and settle in before regathering for our group dinner.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 6

Watch Brabantse Pijl LIVE

April 13, 2022

This morning following breakfast and checkout we will make our way cross country on route to our next destination in Kortrijk.

Along the way, we will stop in a special location at a Belgian beer garden along the Brabantse Pijl race course, where we will be settling in for a stellar day watching the pros in battle mode once more!

Brabantse Pijl is a well known Classic that travels from Leuven to Overijse over typical Belgian cobbled > punchy terrain. Be prepared for quite the show as you enjoy a Belgian beer or two and take it all in.

Following a day well spent, we will transfer to our hotel is Kortrijk. Enjoy some time to relax and settle in before regathering for our group dinner.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 7

Ride the roads of Flanders Past

April 14, 2022 / Difficulty
/ Distance 60km

This morning, enjoy a nutritious breakfast before kitting up for a classic ride along the roads of Flanders past, with our number one target being the Muur van Geraardsbergen. Also know as Kapelmuur – the steep, narrow cobbled climb is no easy feat. Well known for its regular appearance in the Tour of Flanders, the Muur is a true classics icon and a must tick off your bucket list.

Following a solid day out in the saddle, the evening will then be at your leisure to rest up or explore our surrounds in Kortrijk.

Today’s ride: 60km rolling ride include the Muur van Geraardsbergen

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Day 7

Ride the roads of Flanders Past

April 14, 2022

Take this morning to relax and enjoy breakfast at your leisure, before we transfer to Roeselare in the heart of West Flanders where the the famous cycling museum, KOERS awaits.

KOERS presents an incredible opportunity to take a step into cycling’s fascinating history books and memorabilia. Take it all in!

Following the experience, we will transfer back to Kortrijk where the evening will be yours free to explore our new surrounds.

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Day 8

Roubaix Velodrome VIP Visit + Pro Team Meet & Greet

April 15, 2022 / Difficulty
/ Distance 20km

This morning, we will jump in the vans and drive direct to the velodrome in Roubaix where Stuart has made special arrangements to give us a tour of the famous Roubaix showers – a privilege usually reserved only for past winners!

Following a tour and some photo opportunities in the iconic shower block alongside former race winner, Stuey, we’ll change into our gear, before setting off as a group to tackle some 5 star sectors of the Paris-Roubaix course. Here marks a great opportunity to test your legs on the challenging terrain ahead of tomorrows Roubaix Challenge.

Be sure to pick Stuart’s brain on what to expect on the cobbled roads of the French countryside as they differ greatly from those in Flanders. You’ll be doing a recon of key pavé sectors for tomorrow’s ride, to truly get a taste of what lies ahead! Note: you’ll be in for a bumpy ride.

En route back to our hotel, we will stop off for an exclusive pro team meet and greet with one of Stuey’s old teams. Here, we’ll hear their thoughts ahead of Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s game plan and strategy.

This evening we will enjoy a group pasta dinner at the hotel to fuel up ahead of tomorrow’s big day out!

Today’s ride: 20-40km reconnaissance – Flat, including several cobbled sections

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Day 8

Roubaix Velodrome VIP Visit + Pro Team Meet & Greet

April 15, 2022

This morning we will jump in the vans and drive direct to the velodrome in Roubaix where Stuart has made special arrangements to give us a tour of the famous Roubaix showers – a privilege usually reserved only for past winners!

While our riding guests tackle some cobbled sectors, we’ll enjoy lunch before reconnecting with them for an exclusive pro team meet and greet with one of Stuey’s old teams.

Here, we’ll hear their thoughts ahead of Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s game plan and strategy.

This evening we will enjoy a group dinner at the hotel to cheers to another great day out on tour.

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Day 9

Roubaix Challenge

April 16, 2021 / Difficulty
/ Distance 145km / 70km

Today marks a very special occasion – riding the Paris-Roubaix challenge alongside a former champion of the race.

It is your opportunity to ride the very course the pros will tackle in only 24 hours’ time. You’ll conquer the famous cobbled sectors of Northern France, including the iconic; Mons-en-Pevele, Carrefour de l’Aarbe and of course, the daunting d’Arenberg Forest, all under the guidance of 2007 champion, Stuart O’Grady!

Following breakfast, we will transfer you by van to the start of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge ride in Roubaix.

Ride hard, but remember to enjoy it, through gritted teeth and all!

Concluding a tough 145km or 70km ride,  you will finish your Challenge in the famous Roubaix velodrome, where the Mummu Cycling ‘recovery tent’ will be awaiting your arrival with gels, bars and of course, beers!

Following the sportive, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Paris-Roubaix museum.

We will then return to Kortrijk for dinner at your leisure. As you will have noticed, there will be several pro teams staying with us at the Parkhotel, so you may wish to reserve dinner there!

Today’s ride: 145km / 70km – Paris-Roubaix Sportive ride. Includes finishing the ride into the famous Roubaix velodrome

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Day 9

Roubaix Challenge

April 16, 2021

This morning, enjoy a much deserved later start and morning to yourself!

We’ll then make our way to a local establishment to enjoy a relaxed lunch before continuing on to Roubaix where we’re booked in for a beer tasting and tour at a Belgian micro brewery while we wait for the riding guests to complete the sportive. When in Belgium, right?!

Concluding the sportive, we’ll meet up with our riding contingent. You’ll then have the opportunity to visit the Paris-Roubaix museum.

Following a big day out, we’ll return to Kortrijk. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. As you will have noticed, there will be several pro teams staying with us at the Parkhotel, so you may wish to reserve dinner there!

 

 

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Day 10

The Hell of the North!

April 17, 2021 / Difficulty

The Hell of the North is here!

We will start the day’s excitement by making our way to the mythical Trouée d’Arenberg, securing our place roadside to watch the peloton battle it out over the train lines and onto the narrow, gnarly cobble-lined roads.

Following the final rider, our VIP accredited vans will drive through roadblocks and onto the course towards the velodrome where we will take our place inside the Official VIP Hospitality on the first corner and await in nervous, excited anticipation for the leaders to come storming through.  Our VIP hospitality includes an open bar and lunch, live broadcast of the race on multiple screens and access to the velodrome lawn concluding the finish. Our 2019 guests were close enough to shake Philippe Gilbert’s hand!

After seeing the 2022 Paris-Roubaix champions crowned, we will make our way back to our accommodation for our last night. To celebrate and toast to 10 days of Classics adventures, we will enjoy a final group dinner.

Today’s ride: No ride – viewing of Paris Roubaix

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Day 10

The Hell of the North!

April 17, 2021

The Hell of the North is here!

We will start the day’s excitement by making our way to the mythical Trouée d’Arenberg, securing our place roadside to watch the peloton battle it out over the train lines and onto the narrow, gnarly cobble-lined roads.

Following the final rider, our VIP accredited vans will drive through roadblocks and onto the course towards the velodrome where we will take our place inside the Official VIP Hospitality on the first corner and await in nervous, excited anticipation for the leaders to come storming through.  Our VIP hospitality includes an open bar and lunch, live broadcast of the race on multiple screens and access to the velodrome lawn concluding the finish. Our 2019 guests were close enough to shake Philippe Gilbert’s hand!

After seeing the 2022 Paris-Roubaix champions crowned, we will make our way back to our accommodation for our last night. To celebrate and toast to 10 days of Classics adventures, we will enjoy a final group dinner.

Today’s ride: No ride – viewing of Paris Roubaix

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Day 11

Bon Voyage

April 18, 2021 / Difficulty

Today marks the end of your 2022 Cobbled Classics Tour with Stuart O’Grady.

Following breakfast and check-out, Mummu staff will have a transfer vehicle waiting for you to transport you back to Brussels airport.

We trust that you’ve enjoyed your Mummu Cycling tour and hope to have you back on tour soon, crushing cobbles, climbs or wherever next calls!

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Day 11

Bon Voyage

April 18, 2021

Today marks the end of your 2022 Cobbled Classics Tour with Stuart O’Grady.

Following breakfast and check-out, Mummu staff will have a transfer vehicle waiting for you to transport you back to Brussels airport.

We trust that you’ve enjoyed your Mummu Cycling tour and hope to have you back on tour soon!

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Inclusions
  • Hosted by 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner, Stuart O’Grady
  • 10 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 group dinners
  • Exclusive drinks with Frank Schleck
  • Transfers to/from Liegé and Brussels airports
  • Entry into Amstel Gold & Paris-Roubaix Sportive rides
  • Premium viewing of the Amstel Gold Race
  • Roadside viewing and private “on-course” transfer to VIP Hospitality inside the velodrome at Paris Roubaix
  • Visit the famous Roubaix velodrome showers alongside Stuart O’Grady
  • Ride the most iconic climbs and sectors of the Classics including:-
    • Paris-Roubaix cobbled sectors, such as Carrefour de l’Arbre, mons-en-pevele and the iconic Arenberg Forest
    • Famous climbs from the Ardennes classics, including the Cote de la Redoute, Cauberg and Muur de Huy
    • The Muur van Geraardsbergen from the Tour of Flanders
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Private support vehicles on all rides (excluding sportive rides)
  • Daily ride nutrition
  • Mummu Cycling spring merchandise pack
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

RRP Prices available in four currencies:

 

EURO

€5,250 per person, twin share

€795 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$5,995 per person, twin share

$915 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$8,495 per person, twin share

$1,350 single supplement

 

BRITISH POUND

£4,595 per person, twin share

£690 single supplement

 

Add Ons
Bike Hire – classics appropriate bikes available on request

Additional information

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2022 Cobbled Classics with Stuart O’Grady

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