Registration

Who can register?

The race is open to all, whether you are a member or not, provided you are at least 18 years old in 2021. If you are a minor at the time of registration, an adult must register you from their Time to account and in step 2 choose “I’m registering a person under 18”.

How to register?

All registrations are made on-line on time to. Registration takes no more than five minutes and you will receive immediate confirmation by email.

Is a medical certificate required?

You don’t need to submit a medical certificate to participate in the Paris-Roubaix Challenge.

I'm a minor, do I need parental permission?

This is not necessary because your registration must be made by an adult on Time to. The adult's electronic signature makes it valid. Remember, you must be 18 years old in 2021.

Can I cancel my registration?

You signed up for cancellation insurance when you registered:

If you apply for a refund, you must do so within the period spanning from 15 days before the event date to 15 days after the event date, using the following platform: https://timeto.aonassurances.com .

You will then be asked to provide proof of your inability to participate in the challenge. If you provide a medical certificate, it must be dated no more than two days before the event.

The compensation will be paid two months after the event by bank transfer.

If your declaration is validated, only the bib amount will be refunded. Any options you may have subscribed to at the time of your registration will not be refunded. Please note that if you registered as a team, the cancellation insurance is personal and individual. Each teammate must sign up for insurance at the time of registration in order to benefit from it.

You didn’t sign up for cancellation insurance when you registered:

Unfortunately, we cannot accept your request for cancellation or refund, or transfer of your bib.

In view of the rules of the event, “All registrations are personal, irrevocable and final, and cannot be refunded for any reason”. Moreover, “No transfer of registration is permitted for any reason”.

What sanitary measures will be taken at the event?

The organiser undertakes to respect the national rules in force on the date of the event. More information soon.

If my country closes its borders, can I get a refund?

No, you will only be refunded if the organiser was obliged to cancel the event in its entirety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If I test positive for Covid, am I entitled to a refund?

No, you will only be refunded if the organiser was obliged to cancel the event in its entirety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bibs

Where and how can I collect my race bib?

You can collect your Paris-Roubaix Challenge bib at the times and locations below:

  • 70 km : Gymnasium Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports, Roubaix
    • Friday 1st October from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Saturday 2nd October from 8:30am to 9:45am

  • 107 km :
    • Gymnasium Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports, Roubaix :
    • Friday 1st October from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

    • Jean Degros Sports Complex in Denain :
    • Saturday 2nd October from 7:30am to 8:45am

  • 145 km :Gymnasium Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports, Roubaix
    • Friday 1st October from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Saturday 2nd October from 7:30am to 8:45am

Can I have my bib delivered to my home address?

No, bibs cannot be sent by mail.

Can I collect my bib on the day of the event?

Yes, at the following times and locations depending on the distance you registered for:

  • 70 km : Gymnasium Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports, Roubaix
    • Saturday 2nd October from 8:30am to 9:45am

  • 107 km :
    • Jean Degros Sports Complex in Denain :
    • Saturday 2nd October from 7:30am to 8:45am

  • 145 km :Gymnasium Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports, Roubaix
    • Saturday 2nd October from 7:30am to 8:45am

What documents do I need to collect my bib?

To collect your bib, you will need to show us your ID and registration confirmation with the QR code (received by email and available in your time to account).

Can I leave a bag at the start and pick it up at the finish?

Left-luggage facilities are available at the start of all the races. For the 107k route, you can leave your luggage in the complexe sportif Jean Degros in Denain. For the 70k and 145k routes, you will leave your luggage at the gymnase Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports in Roubaix. Your race number will be written on a label supplied with the number, and attached to your bag. At the finish, you can pick up your bag by presenting your race number at the gymnase Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports in Roubaix.

Race

What is my start time?

The starts are free within a certain time frame according to the distance you have registered for. Bibs will be checked at the entrance to the Starting area as well as on the route:

  • 145 km: Start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. We advise you to leave as soon as possible in this time frame to have the best chance of arriving at the Velodrome in time (before 3:45 pm).
  • 107 km: Start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am in Denain
  • 70 km: Start between 8:00 am and 10:00 am in Roubaix

Do you know the route?

Where will the start and finish be?

Rules and timing

What types of bikes are allowed on the Paris-Roubaix Challenge?

All bikes approved by the French Cycling Federation are accepted apart from electric bikes. Recumbent bikes and handlebar extensions are not allowed.

Is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge a timed race?

Several of the cobbled sections are timed. You will be given your personal times but there will be no published ranking (between participants).

Where can I find the rules of the race?

You will find the regulations of the 2021 Paris-Roubaix Challenge by clicking here.

Is the road closed to traffic during the event?

The challenge will take place on roads open to traffic. Therefore, you must respect the French Highway Code. Marshals will be present along the route to remind riders that respecting traffic regulations is essential to the smooth running of the race. Police will also be on the roads on this day and may fine those who do not comply with the Highway Code.

Are helmets mandatory?

Rigid helmets must be worn. The wearing of helmets (with the chin strap fastened) is mandatory at all times on the route. Any participant not wearing a helmet will be disqualified (his/her race number and number plate will be cancelled).

What is a time schedule?

The time schedule allows the time when participants will cycle past different areas and will finish to be forecasted. The limited arrival time at the Roubaix velodrome is set at 3.45 pm due to the arrival of Paris-Roubaix Femmes scheduled for 4.45 pm. After 3.45 pm, no Paris Roubaix Challenge's participants will be able to enter the vélodrome. Participants who will arrive beyond the deadline will be sent on another route to reach the Parc des Sports and leave the race.

What happens if a rider withdraws?

If you are unable to continue riding the route (due to bike breakdown), an emergency number will be available so that you can alert the race authorities. This number is +33 6.76.23.25.75. You will be picked up and taken to the finish.

How is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge's departure organised?

Depending on the chosen distance, departures will take place rue Lannoy, in front of Parc des Sports de Roubaix (70 and 145 km) or in Denain (107km). More information coming soon.

Are there feeding stations on the route?

Feeding stations will be set up at established points along the route. You will find water, fruits, sweet and salted products, etc. there. No cup will be distributed, so remember to take your waterbottle.

Where can I find technical assistance for my bike?

Free technical assistance will be available : at 2 departures, feeding stations, at arrival.

Are there rules to follow on the road during the race?

Roads are opened to traffic during the challenge. You need to respect traffic regulations. Police will be on the roads on this day and may fine those who do not comply with the Highway Code.

What should I do with my litter during the race?

You must keep your waste (packaging, etc.) on you and throw it into the bins at the feeding stations. “Eco-cyclist” patrols will be present in the peloton. Their job is to remind you to respect the environment and they will also take note of the race number of any participant seen deliberately throwing litter on the ground. These participants will be relegated.

Insurances

What is the Personal Accident Insurance?

This Personal Accident Insurance is offered by the organiser's insurer so that you are correctly covered during your participation in the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021.

It is optional but is strongly recommended.

As you may know, the vast majority of your usual insurance policies (particularly your car insurance, insurance provided automatically through your bank cards, household insurance, bank loan insurance, etc.) totally exclude any participation in sports events either on an amateur or professional basis, and therefore exclude the risks involved in your taking part in the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021.

It is therefore important that you check the extent of the cover provided by your normal insurance policies (and the exclusions) and, if you are not sufficiently covered or not covered at all, you should consider taking out the proposed insurance policies by clicking on the link below.

This insurance will cover you if you have an accident whilst taking part in the event, whether or not you were responsible and whether or not there is an identified responsible third party. You are only covered during the event from the time you cross the starting line until the time you cross the finishing line or you abandon the event.

In the event of an accident during your participation in the event, it covers:

• medical costs (within the limits that you have chosen),

• in the event of death or total or partial permanent disability (due to this accident): the payment of compensation (within the limits that you have chosen).

This cover Individual Accident is optional but highly recommended. It can be taken out in addition to any existing insurance you may already have or if you are not already covered. You may purchase the cover from the insurer of your choice, from your federation or from Aon, organizer’s broker, whose proposal (detailed notice and application form) can be consulted and downloaded by clicking on the link below.

You can subscribe to the option providing the minimum cover for this offer during your registration for the event and other options by downloading the relevant form here and sending it directly to Aon.

Download here the notice and application form 

What is the Cancellation Insurance?

Insured : any person who has taken out cancellation insurance with their registration for the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021 (by ticking the corresponding box on the application form).

Purpose of insurance : to reimburse registration fees paid for the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021 when the insured is forced to withdraw due to :

- death, accident or illness of the insured;

- death, accident or serious illness (requiring hospitalization) of the insured's spouse, parent or child in the thirty days before the event;

- refusal of a visa by the French authorities;

- theft of identity papers in the 48 hours prior to the start of the race;

- court summons.

Please note that cancellation due to an epidemic and/or a pandemic is excluded. The direct or indirect consequences of COVID-19 affecting the insured (positive test, contact case or any other risk) are therefore excluded.

Premium on top of the registration fees :

• Bib only 70 km : 4 €

• Bib only 107 km : 6 €

• Bib only 145 km : 7 €

• My Souvenir Race Number 70 km : 8 €

• My Souvenir Race Number 107 km : 9 €

• My Souvenir Race Number 145 km : 10 €

Compensation conditions: all requests for compensation must be made via an online declaration directly with the event’s insurance underwriter https://timeto.aonassurances.com, no later than 15 days after the event.

This declaration must be accompanied by an official document justifying cancellation of participation and, notably, in the event of an accident or illness, a medical certificate drafted in French, English or Spanish and issued no later than two days following the event. This certificate must explicitly mention the inability to participate in the event.


Your request will be studied within two months of the event and, if justified and covered by the insurance policy, compensation will be paid to you by bank transfer within the following month.

Main exclusions include:

• illness or accident suffered prior to taking out the insurance;

• psychological or psychiatric disorders, nervous or mental illness, and their consequences;

• pregnancy prior to taking out the insurance;

• deliberate action by the insured.

We recommend that you read the full terms and conditions of the policy contained in the insurer's information notice.

Can I cancel my registration?

If you signed up for cancellation insurance when you registered:

You must apply for a refund within a period of 15 days before the date of the event and 15 days after the event on the following platform https://timeto.aonassurances.com/.

A supporting document proving your inability to take part in the event will be requested. If this is a medical certificate, it must be dated no more than two days after the event.

Refunds will be paid by bank transfer within two months after the event. If your application for a refund is approved, only the price of the bib will be refunded. Any options you signed up for during registration will not be refunded.

If you did not sign up for cancellation insurance when you registered:


Unfortunately, we can’t access your request for cancellation, refund or race number transfer.

The rules of the event state that “Any registration is personal, firm and definitive and cannot be refunded for any reason”, and “no transfer of registration is authorised for any reason whatsoever”.

To check whether you signed up for cancellation insurance, you can log into your time to account. All the details of your registration, including any cancellation insurance, will appear here.

Finish and results

When will the rankings be published?

There will be no published ranking. However, your personal time will be available on the website from 8pm on the day of the race.

Where can I see my personal photos and videos?

Your personal photos and videos will be available several days after the race on time to.

Is there a secure bike park in the Village to store my bike?

A secure bike park will be set up in the Welcome Village. More information coming soon.

Volunteers

Can I volunteer to help out?

With pleasure! We'd be mad to refuse enthusiastic helpers - maybe you can encourage others to help too? Bring your good humour and generous nature and join our hundreds of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly.

Please contact us at contact@partagetapassion.com

More information here.

Other contacts

Service dedicated to participants

Tél. : +33 (0)9 69 36 88 21 (appel non surtaxé)