The Hell of the Northcote
Since 2006, FYXO has embraced the spirit of the grueling Paris-Roobaix race and created a cult event in the process. Melburn Roobaix is a ride, not a race, encouraging fun on bikes to bring out the ‘inner kid’ in everyone. A truly unique event attracting every branche of the cycling religion.
All event participants get a rider pack with an assortment of goods to complete the ride, along with many a keepsake.
In 10 years, Melburn Roobaix has grown from a modest 100 in 2006 to a huge grupetto of 2000+ in recent years. The cult classic draws fanatics from around Australia and the globe, descending on Melbourne for a weekend of bike.
Last year saw the end of our string of magical weather Sundays, and was epicly wet – as hoped for by many. From the leafy east, riders assembled for the bumpy pilgrimage to Brunswick with two options – via Far Kew, or through the tangle of Yarra Boulevard and its tacks. The sun came out for the finale to award this years win their trophy – and airfare to Paris to see the ‘other’ Roubaix.
If you’d like to ride the 2015 Melburn Roobaix, details on how to register can be found here.