1. » RCC Escape Mont Ventoux - Berlin


Date: 7th-10th October 2021

Start: Provence, France

Finish: Provence, France

Escapes are small-scale events run locally by Rapha staff members and local Ride Leaders exclusively for Rapha Cycling Club members. These are day, overnight or weekend events attended by a small group of RCC riders hungry for adventure.

The Route

This October, RCC Members are invited to take part in a pilgrimage to one of Provence’s most mysterious mountains: Mont Ventoux. The first race up to the summit of the “Giant” was the Circuit du Mont Ventoux in 1935, establishing a long history of bike racing on the mountain, culminating in the climb being a key feature of the 1951 Tour de France.

For those riders who have dared to climb Ventoux, it’s held as one of the sport’s greatest climbs and is undoubtedly its most beguiling mountain, having played host to some of the most gruelling battles among cycling’s biggest heroes. RCC Members will explore the mountain’s breathtaking views, complemented by all the pleasures France has to offer.

Arriving on Thursday and riding for four days, the club will explore the varied landscapes around the Mont Ventoux on routes planned by locals and led by RCC Ride Leaders. Each day, there will be rides of varying length to suit all members, taking in the region’s beautiful backroads as well as a few local climbs through Gorges de la Nesque, Col de Murs and Gordes. The Rapha Mobile Clubhouse will be on the ground to help riders refuel with fine coffee and snacks.

Prepare for four days of riding over mountainous terrain. The exact route and details will be revealed closer to the event date.

The Rules

RCC Escape Mont Ventoux is a supported ride to be completed by a group of passionate cyclists. To make sure you’re well-prepared out on the road, ensure you’re prepared for anything by bringing along two tubes, a multi-tool, a pump, a patch kit, and a masterlink. We highly recommend a spare kit, plenty of food.

What's included:

  • Four days of riding, from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning
  • Rides led by expert leaders and Rapha staff
  • Carefully curated routes
  • Support from the Mobile Clubhouse, with coffee, snacks and drinks
  • Apero at the Rapha Staff House on Saturday evening

What's not included:

  • Accommodation
  • Flights and travel
  • Meals

N.B. Tickets are limited to 20 per organising chapter. These include RCC Amsterdam, RCC Berlin, RCC Munich, RCC Copenhagen and RCC France.

Details and Materials

  • Date: 7th - 10th October 2021
  • Start and finish point: Provence, France
  • Only 100 tickets available
  1. » RCC Escape Mont Ventoux - Berlin

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