The pavé and cobbles of Northern France is one of the toughest challenges for a road cyclist, so here's GCN's guide to help you master it. Subscribe to GCN: gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN The spring classic race Paris-Roubaix has made a very specific type of road famous on a global scale. Centuries old farm tracks, known as "pavé" are used to provide a unique challenge to the racers. This challenge comes from the fact that they are made up of large and exceedingly rough cobbles. To ride these requires the correct technique, exceedingly good bike handling, and the right equipment to make sure that both you and bike get through in one piece. We cover all of this, in our comprehensive How To video. Music: Black Black Hills - Red Cabin: gcn.eu/1qn5lgq About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!