Regular training advice is given on the exclusive CCC Forum, accessible only to registered CCC riders.

The two Ardennes Weeks are open to all, but offer a great opportunity for CCC riders to meet up.

Details for these are as follows :-

Event One : HARD IN THE ARDENNES Ride & Race-watch 19- 27 APRIL 2014

Saturday 19th April : Amstel sportive 120 /160 km
Sunday : Amstel Gold ride & race-watch : 150kms
Monday : La Roche-en-Ardenne & all the hills around. 170kms
Tuesday : Fleche Wallonne sportive. 150kms
Wednesday: Fleche Wallonne ride & race-watch : 160kms
Thursday : Velomediane sportive route : the BEST of all the local roads. 180kms
Friday : LBL taster : a warm-up for the real thing. 120kms
Saturday: LBL sportive 155 /275 kms
Sunday : 27th LBL race-watch (ride optional)

Event Two : HARDENNER WEEK 26 April – 4 May
Saturday: LBL sportive 155 /275 kms
Sunday : LBL race-watch (ride optional)
Monday : Lumpy Local Loop 180km
Tuesday : Mur d’Huy Triple 180km
Wednesday : Luxembourg Loop 200km
Thursday : Velomediane sportive route 170km
Friday : Classics Triple 200km
Saturday : Recovery Rumble 120km
Sunday : La Philippe Gilbert sportive 160km (Hang onto the wheel of Big PHIL Gilbert : he always rides this!)

On all these events places, will be limited to 30 maximum, with a minimum of 12 required for the event to go ahead. 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)

Support : 2 staff on bikes; 1 support vehicle; snack feedstops.
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 : the hotel we stay in (http://www.lapetiteourse.com ) has a degressive rate – 1 night half-board 71€ pp p night in twin room ; 7 nights 63€ pp per night. 20€ single room supp.
Support cost : 30€ per day, based on a minimum of 25 riders. Entries to sportives are not included in this price.

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.