Thursday 05 to Sunday 08 October
4 days of riding and racing on the Côte d’Azur aimed at road racers participating in Category 3/4 races and above.
ORRL stands for Oxfordshire Road Race League, which comprises 10 races between May and September, each race organised by an Oxfordshire-based cycling club.
The trip is not exclusive to ORRL-club members.
4 days of social riding with 1 or 2 competitive stages each day
Each day we will ride the quietest roads and best climbs to showcase what the Riviera has to offer, with informal racing on specific segments of the ride. The format of the rides will be similar to car rallies:
Racing up the Col St Martin
NB: There is no supporting vehicle on the rides – everyone must be self-sufficient in terms of clothing, nutrition, puncture repairs and mechanicals.
The stages are not official races. There is no marshalling on the route, no race convoy or anything of that kind. We’re out to enjoy the riding, with some set parts of the route designated as competitive where people can stretch their legs if they wish, but it’s entirely optional. People ride at their own risk.
Test yourself on the same roads as the professionals!
Combining breathtakingly beautiful coastal roads with testing Alpine climbs, this part of the South of France is home and training ground for many of the world’s greatest cyclists including Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Philippe Gilbert, Richie Porte and many more.
Each day will include legendary climbs, including:
The 4* Hotel Carlton, Beaulieu-sur-mer
Accommodation is provided on a bed & breakfast basis at the 4* Hotel Carlton in Beaulieu-sur-mer.
After racing on the Sunday, people will be able to shower and change before leaving for the airport.
We eat lunch out on the road, and people are free to eat where they choose in the evening at one of the excellent local restaurants although we will make recommendations each evening.
Plenty to do off the bike, or for non-cycling partners to enjoy
Costs per person:
£290 – sharing
£340 – single occupancy
Individuals have the option of a single room, or we can pair you up with another solo of the same gender at no extra cost.
ORRL prizes – win money off the 2017 ORRL Abroad trip!
Azur Cycle Tours is offering prizes for each round of the ORRL:
1st place £30 off
2nd place £20 off
3rd place £10 off
…for each of the men’s, and the women’s, races in 2017.
Overall League winners (male and female) – a FREE place on the ORRL Abroad trip
These prizes are non-transferable, and valid ONLY on the 2017 ORRL Abroad trip.
Bring your own bike, or hire a Trek Domane 4.3 with Shimano 105 groupset at a special rate of £95 (normally £125)
Contact Justin at AzurCycleTours@gmail.com or +44 7767 390 035.
Book your place now, claiming any ORRL prize-discounts due. Any prizes won in the yet-to-be-held final round will be refunded.
Arrive Nice – Thursday 05 October
Depart Nice – Sunday 08 October
We will provide complimentary transfers for the following flights:
Thursday: BA 342 departs LHR 07:50 arrives Nice T1 10:55
People arriving on other flights can still join the transfer, so long as they get to T1 arrivals hall by 11:00.
Sunday: leaving Beaulieu for flight departures of 20:30 or later
(An Uber transfer costs around €35)
Riding and racing
The first stage starts at 14:30 on Thursday
The last stage finishes at 15:30 on Sunday