An occasionally updated page to bring together some of the resources and content mentioned in the rest of the blog and to give credit to some of the web sites I find fun or inspiring.
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Cycling clubs and groups – past and present
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- Cardiff Ajax CC
- Reading CC
- Reading CTC
- Club Cyclotouriste d’Ottignies Louvain-la-Neuve
- List of most of the international groups and associations visited in the blog
- Belgian Cycle Touring Federation – French speaking (Federation Francophone Belge du Cyclotourisme et du VTT)
- Belgian Cycle Touring Federation – Dutch speaking (Vlaamse Bond voor Rijwieltoerisme)
- Belgian cycling advocacy – French speaking (GRACQ – Les Cyclistes Quotidiens)
- Belgian cycling advocacy – Dutch speaking (Fietsersbond BE)
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Racing and cycle sport
I am looking for a mountain bike club in Belgium (preferably in the southern or Dinant area) but am open minded about most of the country. Have been searching and came across your site. I live in London. You seem to have quite a lot of knowledge. I’ve pencilled in some possible time to get started in September. Any help would be appreciated.
You have made me realise that I don;t have links to the various Belgian resources I use. It just so happens that I am browsing my copy of “Passion VTT”, the quarterly MTB magazine of Federation Francophone Belge de Cyclotourisme (FFBC).
There is a lot going on, especially to the East of Dinant in the Ardennes but I couldn’t immediately see a club in Dinant when I had a look at the web site just now http://www.velo-liberte.be.
However it should be worth poking around the Trouvez un Club and Calendrier links until you see something that works for you. I have to travel 10km on a Sunday morning to get to my ride and it really isn’t a hassle.
Good luck – and feel free to ask more questions.
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GP here from Bungay Scouts.
Nothing changes here,Dix,Sprog and myself still doing the business.
Really good summer for canoeing every Friday.
Pleased to see you good.
Well done from us lot.
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Hi, I too have visited the Glenkiln Sculptures by bike and was blown away by the King and Queen. I’m writing a dissertation on Henry Moore and would love to include your photo if I may. All my photos were destroyed by fire! Fab blog too!
Sounds horrible – photos destroyed by fire – oooh I must do my backups again this week.
Please use the photo. A simple credit to the blog or the article as the source will be fine.
Good luck with the dissertation.
That is very kind of you and full credits will be given. Mx
The most complete web in english for bikers in Madrid. http://www.rentabikeinmadrid. You can find rentail offers, routes, tips, etc
Thanks for that, always good to have extra tips for a trip back
Hi Kevin, I am looking for a site that lists possible amateur cycling events in Belgium, not necessarily for amateur road racers and teams, but more for recreational cyclists, maybe couples or families. Something like the Gordel 100 km but in other cities. I did the Gordel a few times years ago, and I remember cycling a 60 km event in Mechelen too, but can’t seem to find anything similar. Got any ideas? Thanks. Denzil
I have not found a complete calendar in one place. The main calendars of the two cycle touring federations (above) are the most complete with recreational rides and mountain bike rides all over the country every week. They include some of the town and village rides where the clubs have helped organise them.
These have a wide variety and almost all start with the so-called family ride and go up to super challenges. So I would make them my main resource and I really enjoy the local atmosphere at each.
I know of two calendars of bigger commercial rides
http://www.sport.be/cyclingtour which has about 12 rides per year across the country and the Proximus Challenge which covers the routes of the some the Pro races especially the Flemish Classics. https://www.proximuscyclingchallenge.be
These also have entry level rides in most cases.
There are individual events and promotions that seem to pop up, but I think that is a question of local media. For example “Le beau velo de ravel” is happening every Saturday this summer as a collaboration between Wallonia Region and RTBF radio VivaCite http://www.belgique-tourisme.be/informations/evenements-wallonie-bruxelles-beau-velo-de-ravel-saison-2016/fr/E/49852.html
I hope that helps – enjoy your riding
Thanks a lot Kevin. This was very helpful. I have integrated a couple of your links in my own blog post on Recreational Cycling in Belgium: https://discoveringbelgium.com/2016/08/15/go-recreational-cycling-in-belgium/