Training sufficiently for these events is imperative to avoid injury, such is the intensity of the riding. Regular mails full of tips will be sent to you pre-event to help motivate and prepare for the event. A fully comprehensive document will be sent to you on registration covering all aspects of training and preparation for the event, as well as tips on how to get through the event itself best.

A special Ardennes Week is open to all, offering a great opportunity for CCC riders to meet up, as well as a real motivator to get on the bike in early spring.

Details are as follows :-

HARD IN THE ARDENNES Ride & Race-watch : dates for 2016 tbc.

Saturday : Amstel sportive 120 /160 km
Sunday : Amstel Gold ride & race-watch : 150kms
Monday : Malmedy / Spa / Stavelot 180kms
Tuesday : Fleche Wallonne Taster. 170kms
Wednesday: Fleche Wallonne ride & race-watch : 150kms
Thursday : Luxembourg Explorer. 180kms
Friday : Local Loops. 100 / 130 / 160 kms
Saturday: LBL sportive 155 /275 kms
Sunday : LBL race-watch (ride optional)

Places will be limited to 25 maximum. if you wish to register for a place, or want to know more about how it all works, then please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

It is possible to join the event for part of it, if you are not able to free yourself up for the whole thing.
PRICES : tbc

Phil Deeker, creator and organiser of the Cent Cols Challenge concept, lives in the Belgian Ardennes, six kms from La Roche-en-Ardenne. The area spoils cyclists with hills that provide perfect training rides. It is a region used for training by many domestic pro teams from northern Belgium and Holland. Phil lives on the route used by both the Liege Bastogne Liege race and the “Claude Criquelion Velomediane Sportive” – widely considered the toughest sportive in Belgium.