WE RIDE FLANDERS
Saturday 31 March 2018 will be another great day for cycling! A day before the pros thousands of cyclists will ride their own Tour of Flanders. Being tested on the steep climbs and cobbled roads, enjoying the picturesque, meandering roads through the Flemish countryside and being propelled by that typical, unparalleled atmosphere of "We Ride Flanders".
Choose between courses of 74, 138, 173 and 229 km. The longest distance will largely mirror the course of the pros and start from Antwerp, the other three courses start in Oudenaarde.
The 229 km course largely follows the course of the pros the next day. It's the ultimate challenge! The tours of 173, 138 and 74 km will also introduce you to the well-known, classic ascents and the finale of the most beautiful race of Flanders. The longest course will start in Antwerp and finishes in Oudenaarde. The other three courses will start and finish in Oudenaarde.
|229 km - 2160 m Elevation Gain|
|Lippenhovestraat - 89 km|
|Haaghoek - 101 km|
|Leberg - 102 km|
|Berendries 107 km|
|Ten Bosse - 115 km|
|Muur van Geraardsbergen - 126 km|
|Valkenberg - 147 km|
|Eikenberg - 159 km|
|Koppenberg - 169 km|
|Mariaborrestraat - 175 km|
|Steenbeekdries - 176 km|
|Taaienberg - 178 km|
|Kaperij - 182 km|
|Kanarieberg - 190 km|
|Kruisberg - 199 km|
|Hotond - 201 km|
|Karnemelkbeekstraat - 206 km|
|Oude Kwaremont - 211 km|
|Paterberg - 217 km|
|174 km - 1853 m Elevation Gain|
|Wolvenberg - 9 km|
|Ruiterstraat - 10 km|
|Kerkgate - 13 km|
|Molenberg - 21 km|
|Paddestraat - 27 km|
|Haaghoek - 46 km|
|Leberg - 47 km|
|Berendries - 52 km|
|Ten Bosse - 60 km|
|Muur van Geraardsbergen - 71 km|
|Valkenberg - 92 km|
|Eikenberg - 104 km|
|Koppenberg - 114 km|
|Mariaborrestraat - 120 km|
|Steenbeekdries - 121 km|
|Taaienberg - 123 km|
|Kaperij - 127 km|
|Kanarieberg - 135 km|
|Kruisberg - 144 km|
|Karnemelkbeek - 151 km|
|Oude Kwaremont - 156 km|
|Paterberg - 162 km|
|139 km - 1497 m Elevation Gain|
|Wolvenberg - 9 km|
|Ruiterstraat - 10 km|
|Kerkgate - 13 km|
|Molenberg - 21 km|
|Paddestraat - 27 km|
|Haaghoek - 46 km|
|Leberg - 47 km|
|Berendries - 52 km|
|Valkenberg - 57 km|
|Eikenberg - 69 km|
|Koppenberg - 79 km|
|Mariaborrestraat - 85 km|
|Steenbeekdries - 86 km|
|Taaienberg - 88 km|
|Kaperij - 92 km|
|Kanarieberg - 100 km|
|Kruisberg 109 km|
|Hotond - 111 km|
|Karnemelkbeek - 116 km|
|Oude Kwaremont - 121 km|
|Paterberg - 127 km|
|74 km - 919 m Elevation Gain|
|Koppenberg - 14 km|
|Mariaborrestraat - 20 km|
|Steenbeekdries - 21 km|
|Taaienberg - 23 km|
|Kaperij - 27 km|
|Kanarieberg - 35 km|
|Kruisberg - 44 km|
|Hotond - 46 km|
|Karnemelkbeek - 51 km|
|Oude Kwaremont - 56 km|
|Paterberg - 62 km|
Starter pack for every participant
- Unique Tour of Flanders gadget
- Insurance (no helmet = no insurance)
- Signallers on the course and at the start and finish
- Well-equipped refreshment stations* at every checkpoint with Aptonia sports nutrition, water, Chiquita bananas, Meli honey biscuits, waffles, ...
- Technical assistance
- Frame sticker with climbs, cobbled sections and refreshment stations
- Perfect directional signage on the course
- Medical service at every checkpoint and at the finish
- Coffee before the start
- Massage at the finish
*Refreshment stations are only accessible with a frame plate. Participants without a frame plate will not be admitted onto the course.
Signage to follow:
We Ride Flanders Hors Catégorie
Are you looking for a little bit extra in your We Ride Flanders? If you are interested in a more exclusive arrangement you can take part in We Ride Flanders Hors Catégorie! You will be welcomed by former winners of the Tour of Flanders (Johan Museeuw, Alessandro Ballan, ...) with a healthy breakfast in the VIP tent next to the official finish line of the pro race. In the VIP tent you will be able to re-live your heroic efforts afterwards! The price is 130 � per person, VAT not included.
- Guaranteed participation in We Ride Flanders from Oudenaarde, distances: 74km-139km-174km (not from Antwerp!)
- Reception in Tour of Flanders VIP tent in the VIP tent next to the official finish line of the pro race, both before and after your ride.
- A healthy Flandrien breakfast and initial supply
- Welcome by former winners of the Tour of Flanders
- Reserved parking space
- Pasta buffet and free drinks after We Ride Flanders
- Reserved shower and changing rooms
- Secure bike storage
- Massage at the finish
- Unique Tour of Flanders gadget
Collecting starter pack
Participants from Belgium will receive their starter pack one week before the race via post.
All other participants will be able to collect their envelope on site. At the latest one week before the race they will receive a personal confirmation email including a personal number. Using this number they can collect their frame plate at the registration stand.
The registrations stand is open:
- Friday 30/3 from 14:00 until 19:00 in Oudenaarde.
- Saturday 31/3 from 7:00 in Oudenaarde or in Antwerp (229 km).
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Shimano will provide breakdown cover at 4 spots. Should you suffer a flat tyre, chain breakage or brake cable failure? Shimano will be there to get you on your way again. A number of cycle mechanics will be standing by, along the route, to provide help where needed. If a cycle mechanic is not able to help you out, you can always call the emergency number 0479 / 45 99 13 on the check card. Transport will arrive shortly to pick you up.
Skoda comfort zone
Skoda assures all participants to enjoy their heroic performance and relax in the Skoda Comfort Zone after the race!
A limited number of rental race bikes will be made available by Prompt in Oudenaarde. Advance reservation required. Reserve your bike here.
Beat the iconic hills and cobblestones with one of the professional bikes of the Tour of Flanders Center. Choose between a Specialized Roubaix, a Trek Domane SL 5 of a Ridley Fenix SL. Make your reservation at ridelikeapro.be.
Start & finish/ location & timing
- Antwerp (Plantinkaai, Antwerpen)
- Cyclo 229 km: 7:00 - 8:00
- Oudenaarde (de Qubus, Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)
- Cyclo 174 km: 7:00 - 8:00
- Cyclo 139 km: 7:00 - 9:00
- Cyclo 74 km: 7:00 - 10:00
De Qubus, Lindestraat in Oudenaarde (229, 174, 139 and 74 km). The last refreshment station will close at 19:00. If you arrive later, you will no longer be an official participant and you are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde will officially close at 20:00.
Accessibility & parking
You can reach the car park N60 (Westerring) from Ronse or Gent. On the N60 (Westerring), follow the signs provided by the organisers. You will not be able to get to the Qubus by car.
Some streets will be forbidden for traffic (the scheldekaaien). Follow one of the routes to get to the parking and the kiss and ride areas.
From the E17 and E34 (Knokke - Antwerp)
Right after the Kennedy tunnel take exit 5a direction 'Centrum Zuid'. Turn left to the Graaf van Hoornestraat after leaving the Bolivar tunnel.
At the Leopold de Waelplaats drive next to the museum of Fine Arts and turn left again. At the traffic lights go straight and turn left on the second street (Waalsekaai).
U can park your car at the Gedempte Zuiderdokken.
From the E34 (Turnhout - Antwerpen), E313, E19 and A12
Follow the direction 'Gent' and take the exit 5a 'Centrum Zuid'. Follow the signs to the Gedempte Zuiderdokken where you can park your car.
Keep in mind that there is a low-emission zone (LEZ) in Antwerp. More information is here.
If your car isn't allowed in the low-emission zone, you can park your car at the Park & Rides around Antwerp.
You can find an overview of these Park & Rides here.
Free transportation of small luggage/clothing*
* only for participants of the 229 km course
- Leaves from Antwerp at: 8:00
- Stop: Refreshment station 3 between +/- 10:30 and 13:00
- Oudenaarde: from 15:00
Due to security reasons chase cars are not allowed on the course.
- For a group registration, you must have at least 10 people (across various distances); if you are with fewer persons, your group will be cancelled and you will lose the reservation.
- Group registrations may only be done using the official online registration module. Excel lists etc. are no longer accepted.
- On the registration form, you must first create a group. You will then receive an e-mail with your group name and group code. (You can manage the group at all times with the help of this code and your chosen password (do not forget this!)). Subsequently, you can add or remove participants. Only the group leader may validate participants. You can add as many participants to your group as you wish.
- Registrations can be collected as a single package (all together) or individually. Please clearly indicate this on the registration form. If you choose to collect all race numbers together, this can only be done by the group leader. For individual collections, all participants will receive a separate confirmation e-mail with all information required to successfully collect their race number.
- Once the group is complete, the group leader must pay for the entire group. Registrations are confirmed only when the group has been submitted and paid for. At this time, NO CHANGES may be made to your group. Subsequently, changes to your group can only be made on-the-spot at the registration stand. For this, an administration fee of 5 eur will be charged per change made.
- CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION MODULE
WE RIDE FLANDERS HORS Catégorie
Are you looking for a little bit extra in your We Ride Flanders? If you are interested in a more exclusive arrangement you can take part in We Ride Flanders Hors Catégorie! You will be welcomed by former winners of the Tour of Flanders (Johan Museeuw, Alessandro Ballan, ...) with a healthy breakfast in the VIP tent next to the official finish line of the pro race. In the VIP tent you will be able to re-live your heroic efforts afterwards! The price is 130 € per person, VAT not included.
The organising party advises avoiding intense physical activities without being properly prepared. Ensure that you make wise decisions regarding the distance you wish to cover and/or the tempo you want to maintain. If you want to take part in competitive sport and at a high intensity, it is advised to undergo an annual medical examination.
It is not obliged to present medical certificates. It is up to the sportsman/woman to decide how he/she wants to interpret the information received during a medical examination. Thus, the organising party cannot be held responsible for any matters regarding this.
More information about health & sports can be found here.
Exercise is fun, healthy and safe for most people. However, some people have an increased risk of problems during physical activity, which may require extra medical follow-up. If you meet one or several of the conditions below, it is recommended you contact your doctor or undergo a sports-medical examination before taking up more intensive forms of exercise:
- You are taking medication to treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease.
- At some point you suffered from coughing, shortness of breath or other breathing disorders during or after efforts or you have asthma.
- You smoked in the past 5-10 years or you have not stopped smoking for longer than 6 months after a period of 5-10 years.
- You have high blood pressure and/or increased cholesterol value
- You fainted or became dizzy during or after an effort
- You have ever had palpitations, arrhythmias or pain in the chest during or after doing exercise or you have ever been told that you have a heart murmur
- A member of your family, younger than 55, suddenly died because of health problems (cardiovascular disease, cot death)
- You have problems of the liver, kidneys or thyroid gland, diabetes
By signing up you automatically agree with the general terms and conditions.
General terms and conditions
You have registered for an event of Peloton, a cooperation between GOLAZO SPORTS NV, having its registered office at Schoebroekstraat 8, 3583 Paal-Beringen, VAT BE 0442.115.211, hereinafter referred to as GOLAZO and FLANDERS CLASSICS NV, having its registered office at Harensesteenweg 228, 1800 Vilvoorde, VAT BE 0818.388.802. hereinafter referred to as FLANDERS CLASSCIS; together referred to as ORGANIZER. GOLAZO and FLANDERS CLASSICS are your point of contact for all your questions. GOLAZO can be reached every working day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone: 011/45.99.00 - E-mail: email@example.com; FLANDERS CLASSICS can be reached every working day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone: 02/303 35 00 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Article 1. Registration
At the time of registering, the Participant declares to be at least 18 or to have his legal guardian's consent to register for the event. The registration is only valid if the registration form has been completely and truthfully filled out, the registration fee and payment for extras have been paid in full and these general terms and conditions have been accepted.
Article 2. Right of withdrawal
The registration falls under Art. VI, 53, 12° WER for which the right of withdrawal is excluded. In case of non-participation, regardless of the reason, the registration fee and possible extras cannot be reclaimed.
Article 3. Cancellation of the event
If the event is cancelled on the grounds of exceptional circumstances, ORGANIZER shall, in so far is possible, offer the participants an equivalent alternative in the form of the possibility to register for free for a new/the next edition of the same event, or another event of ORGANIZER. For each event ORGANIZER will decide which of these alternatives apply to the event. Under no circumstance can ORGANIZER be obliged to reimburse the registration fee and possible extras (such as merchandising, T-shirts, training schedule, charity, etc.).
Article 4. Participation
Participation in the event is only possible with a valid registration and if the following age requirements have been met: Running events
- From 10 km: at least 12 years old at the time of participation
- From 21 km: at least 16 years old at the time of participation
- From 42 km: at least 18 years old at the time of participation
Participants under the age of 16 must always be accompanied by a person older than 18.
During the participation, proof of registration (number on chest, handle bars, wristband, etc.) must be visible at all times. The participant shall always respect the environment. The participant shall look after his/her own safety and the other participants. Participants must follow the instructions of the organisation, medical teams and police. Participants shall at all times wear a helmet during cycling events. The Highway Code needs to be respected. The organisation reserves the right to exclude participants from participation who do not respect the provisions of these general terms and conditions or pose a danger to themselves or third parties.
Article 5. Prices
The specified prices are always in Euros and inclusive of VAT, unless explicitly specified otherwise.
Article 6. Payment
On registering, the participant must pay the full amount of the registration (registration fee and extras) using the provided online payment system. ORGANIZER believes it has taken all possible and relevant precautions and as such acts as a normal and diligent online-seller. Possible theft can therefore not be invoked against ORGANIZER.
Article 7. Change of registration
Participants who want to transfer their registration for an event to another person can do so on the day of the event on-the-spot. The administrative cost as indicated on-the-spot is payable for this. Participants who want to change the distance can do so on-the-spot, on the day of the event. The administrative cost as indicated on-the-spot is payable for this. If a supplement is owed for the newly chosen distance, this will also be charged.
Article 8. Healthy & safe sports
Participation requires good health. The participant declares to meet this condition. Before participation, the organisation recommends a preventive sports medical examination at a certified sports doctor.
Article 9. Personal details and intellectual property rights
All information of the participants is for ORGANIZER's administration. However, it may be passed on to the parties who are under contract to ORGANIZER. The Protection of privacy act of 8 December 1992 relating to data processing lays down the access right to the data and the correction thereof. At all times the participant can request the correction of his/her personal data based on the contact details specified in these general terms and conditions. Through your participation to the event you declare you agree with a possible use of your details, photograph or portrait right in print, film, video, etc. for promotional purposes of ORGANIZER and its events, without claiming payment for this. The participant states he/she is familiar with the fact that techniques may be used that allow his/her exact location to be tracked at any moment by picking up signals of the chip, included in the proof of participation which the participant is wearing. The participant gives consent to ORGANIZER to make this information public so that it can be viewed by everyone. The participant gives consent to ORGANIZER to track his/her location real-time (live tracking) as described above, to save this data in a file, to provide it to third parties and to publish it online, through social media and mobile applications.
Article 10. Comments/complaints
Comments need to be submitted via one of the channels specified in the heading. ORGANIZER shall always, in all reasonableness, try to treat every comment within 10 days upon receipt through one of the aforementioned channels. If this is not possible, it shall also be notified to the participant and an alternative timing is suggested.
Article 11. Validity of clauses
If one or a number of articles of these conditions are void or unlawful, for whatever reason, this does not prejudice the validity of the other parts of the conditions.
Don't miss out on a cool Tour of Flanders Series outfit!
All orders will be available in Oudenaarde on Friday and Saturday so you can collect them before or after your ride in We Ride Flanders. It's also possible to purchase merchandise on site.
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Shuttle service OUDENAARDE » ANTWERP
For the participants who start from Antwerp (229 km) there will be a shuttle service (bus transfer with a trailer for bikes) between Oudenaarde and Antwerp. You will be able to use the shuttle service in the morning or at night, as you wish. It will travel from Oudenaarde to Antwerp at 5:15, 19:00 and 20:00. Choose your preferred time during the registration process. The shuttle service costs 30 € per journey.
The organisation is not responsible for damage to your during the transportation to and from the event, on the event itself and at the location for your stay.
Take part and support the fight against diabetes!
Our mission is to inspire society and make people realise anyone is capable of great performances, with or without limitations. You just need to focus on your possibilities instead of your limitations.
Diabetes is threatening to become a worldwide epidemic. By 2030 1 out of 10 people will have diabetes, which amounts to over a million people. These numbers are extremely worrying. Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of the disease, is mainly caused by an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
That's why we want to pay extra attention to diabetes and show that sportive achievements are perfectly achievable for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, with the required medical supervision. In addition we want to point out the preventative power of exercise in people with a increased risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Exercise is an essential component in both the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Support the fight against diabetes by adding 5 euro to your registration fee!
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