A Day in Hell (Paris-Roubaix inspired route)

I'm a big fan of what Rapha does for the cycling community. When they announced "A Day in Hell", a route inspired by Paris-Roubaix, I thought it would be a good idea to have a version of it in Cebu, Philippines. 

There's no Rapha Clubhouse here, but that doesn't mean we can't do the same thing. 

This route is designed in the spirit of Paris-Roubaix. So I tried to make a flat-ish route (a truly flat off road route near Cebu city is a bit difficult), a good mixture of terrain in homage to the cobbled roads in Paris-Roubaix. 

The one thing I failed to do is make this 28c friendly. You'll definitely need something with larger tires. I'll be running 700x40, but you can probably get away with 35s or maybe even 30s. 


Not for the faint of heart. You might want a good beer after the ride. 

  • 78 km
  • 1110 meters
  • Loop
  • Steep off-road climbs and descents
  • Gravel sections
  • Crappy cemented inner roads
  • Big tires preferred

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