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CYCLIS BIKE LEASE: FIRST AND ONLY BIKE LEASING COMPANY WITH ITS OWN FLEET OF REPLACEMENT BIKES

That Cyclis Bike Lease is innovative was already clear when it pioneered bike leasing in 2014. The company is now showing its innovative side again by being the first bike leasing company to come up with its own fleet of replacement bikes.

  

LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE ORANGE CANAL

Cycling along a canal can be a monotonous activity. Always going straight ahead and looking at infinity. In other words, making miles. Another option is to take the canal as your guide and see left and right how you can combine the useful with the pleasant while cycling.

  

BICYCLE BOOK SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS

Enjoying cycling with Knooppunter is also possible in the Netherlands! The guide by seasoned cycling author Kristien Hansebout offers thirty ready-to-use routes along the Knooppunter network through the southern border provinces of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg.

   

ON THE TRAIL OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Just cross the border and immediately feel in another world? This is possible when you plan to cycle the more than 100 kilometers long “Fietsallee langs de Noordervaart” which runs partly through the Netherlands and partly through Germany. However you look at it, many things are just a little different in both countries. Whether that is for better or for worse, is something everyone can decide for themselves after they get home.

 

CYKELL INTRODUCES A NEW GENERATION OF BIKE CARRIERS WITH FULL LED LIGHTING

CYKELL is exclusive distributor in the Benelux and France of YAKIMA luggage carriers and CROOZER bike trailers. The YAKIMA range includes luggage carriers that attach to the car to transport travel bags, suitcases, bicycles, skis, surfboards, canoes, kayaks and fishing rods.

  

RIDLEY PRESENTS A CUSTOM DESIGN FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPION MICHAEL VANTHOURENHOUT

A champion’s jersey deserves a special bike. That’s why Ridley immediately went to work in their own paint shop after Michael Vanthourenhout’s new European title.

  

ON THE PEDALS FROM ENGLISH EXETER

We are moving to Exeter the capital of the county of Devon (also known as Devonshire) in southwest England. We are not doing so without intention because we will be cycling there. In advance we are briefed on the cycling possibilities in the region by people from Devon County Council. Of course they think their region is an optimal cycling area.

  

EVER CYCLED IN SOUTHERN MORAVIA?

It can be assumed with some certainty that many will answer this question in the negative. Others may wonder where to find this area on the map. Reason enough to go to the area south of the Czech city of Brno and then to the border region of the Czech Republic and Austria. A beautiful hilly landscape lies there invitingly ready for every cyclist. We took the test and report on some of the trips we made there in the region. We can already say that it tastes like more.

  

EXPLORING ALONG CANALS, RIVERS AND LOCKS

It is early November, the harvest is off the field and the fields have been plowed. The colors in the landscape are fading, but the beautiful skimming light of the low sun sets the scene for surprises. When you are in the circumstance of being able to spend a few days cycling in such an environment, you are a lucky man! The cycling and other activities take place along and around the Canal du Midi in the Toulouse region.

  

THE SEINE-MARITIME BIKE TOUR

A 325 km round trip bike ride in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region. That’s the area between Le Tréport, Le Havre and Rouen. The Tour of the Seine-Maritime offers cyclists the opportunity to discover the different landscapes of the region.

  

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CYCLING REGIONS IN CROATIA

If you want to enjoy the true beauty of nature, combine it with experiencing the ancient cultural and historical monuments and with the sun as your ally experience cycling along the exciting coastline, then Croatia is “the place to be.”

 

RUTGER WOUTERS WINS AND TAKES YELLOW IN BURKINA FASO

Today there were ten 14 km local rounds in the capital Ouagadougou on the program of the Tour Of Burkina Faso. A course with switchbacks at a traffic circle and a u-turn. Before the start, there was commotion about the safety of the course.

 

BELGIANS AGAIN BEATEN BY PAUL DAUMONT IN BURKINA FASO

In the Tour of Burkina Faso, a 107 km stage was on the menu today. Right from the start, two Burkinese and one Cameroonian took the lead. After 40 km they had gathered a maximum lead of 5’30”.

 

PAUL DAUMONT BEATS RUTGER WOUTERS IN BURKINA FASO

The Belgians in the Tour of Burkina Faso were close to a first stage victory yesterday in the opening stage. Rutger Wouters who started the stage race with high ambitions was beaten in the sprint by home rider Paul Daumont.

  

VICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS AIMS FOR OVERALL WIN IN BURKINA FASO

Rutger Wouters became victory king again last season among the elites without a contract. After a season in which he was out for a longer period, he still ended up with 25 wins. The figures of the 63 races in which he started in 2023 are already more than impressive: 25 wins, 36 times podium, 38 times top five, 46 times top ten.

 

OFFICE MATTIO PRESENTS THE NEW SL, THE TOP MODEL OF THE COMPANY FROM CUNEO, ITALY

For the new SL, the Italian brand has rediscovered the “superleggera” concept: it has combined the classic with the modern and renewed the bike in terms of shape, design and configuration.

   

A NEW HIGHLIGHT IN VICTOR CAMPENAERTS’ CAREER

Victor Campenaerts’ 2023 preseason did not exactly go as planned. On March 18, he suffered a serious fall in Bredene-Koksijde. Examination at the Veurne hospital revealed a fracture of a vertebra. The big ambitions Victor expressed at the beginning of the season were immediately relegated to the wastepaper basket.

  

SPORTIVE, LIGHT AND ELECTRIC: WITH BOSCH eBIKE SYSTEMS IN THE SADDLE

Are you an avid, sporty eBike enthusiast or just want to experience what an active eBike has to offer? Then this new Bosch tech will soon be worth a (bike) trip to your dealer.

  

A PICTURE IN THE INBOX

Sometimes messages and pictures end up in your inbox that you save after reading because they are interesting and so that you can work with them later. A member of our tour club is an international truck driver. On Sunday mornings during our weekly ride, I invariably ask him where he has been the past week. The answer is often, “A trip to the south of France and unloading there, then to Italy to load and then back to Holland.” It’s just like riding a bicycle: kilometers!

  

DEVERBIEST ROUTE

In celebration of 400 years of Father Verbiest in 2023, the municipality of Pittem has revamped the already existing “Ferdinand Verbiest” bicycle route from 2010.

   

SLOVENIA – UNKNOWN MAKES UNLOVED

As a travel writer you are always on the road making new discoveries. Visiting countries and regions you can write about. Sometimes close by, sometimes further away. The unknown keeps beckoning. What lies beyond the horizon? At the end of April, for example, we did some cycling kilometers in different parts of Slovenia and then you realize that less than two hours’ flight takes you to a totally different landscape.

 

MALTA AND GOZO A CHALLENGE FOR CYCLISTS

It’s October already. Back home, you already have to wear long pants and a long-sleeved vest on your bike. When an invitation arrives to come and explore a region with 26 to 27 degrees during this period, the choice is not difficult.

  

THE NEW ONE-TWENTY – TRAIL PERFORMANCE SIMPLIFIED

To create a simple yet hugely effective all-rounder which is affordable and simple to look after thanks to a reliable and uncomplicated design was the goal of Merida with the new ONE-TWENTY.

  

2024 HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES THIRD TRACK FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING HEROES

The mother of all mountain bike marathons has released the details of the 2024 event: next year the HERO Südtirol Dolomites will have a 71-km trail with boasting 4,100 hm.

  

ONE-TWO-THREE

In every race, people ride for the podium and preferably for the top step. But out of a field of 150/160 riders it is a utopia for many, even to come close. With a first place you so-wie-so go into the history books. It gets even better when there are two riders from the same team on the podium. But there is still the unique case of three riders from the same team ending up on the podium.

  

VALENCIA – A PERFECT DESTINATION TO DISCOVER BY BICYCLE

Valencia, one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe, has a privileged location on the Mediterranean Sea. That both, the city and its surroundings, seem to have been created for cycling is something that many do not know.

  

MAGAZINE ABOUT HISTORICAL CYCLING HEROES

Etappe is the annual historical-themed cycling magazine from KOERS, the museum of cycling. This time, #9 2023 of the magazine focuses on cycling collections.

  

VINCENZO NIBALI: THE SHARK OF MESSINA

When you are a lover of solving cryptograms and crypto filippines you come across the strangest and sometimes the most illogical descriptions. But it must also be said that sometimes there are windfalls among them. It just depends how broad your word and general knowledge is. For avid crypto solvers, the puzzle in the morning paper is just relaxing with a cup of coffee. For example, we recently came across the description “The Shark of Messina.”

Fotos: © Dominik Somweber
   

SUPREME GRAVEL ENJOYMENT IN TIROL

Along the German-Bavarian border from the Zugspitze to Lech, Füssen and Oberjoch, a new region has emerged for gravel lovers who want to push their limits: Gravel.Tirol brings together the gravel roads of the Tyrolean Ausserfern under one helmet.

  

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE COSTA OF SPAIN

Beauty is a subjective concept and thus depends on various tastes. Yet there are certain things/beings/phenomena, which everyone agrees are the exceptions among all other beauties. For more than 30 years I have been traveling with the motorhome all over Europe. How many times the entire coastline of eastern and southern Spain was on the program I don’t even remember exactly. In almost every coastal town I set foot on the ground at least once and took the bike out to go inland and cover part of the coastline by bike.

  

THE TANNHEIMER TAL

A cross-border cycling paradise with an extraordinary panorama: the Tannheimer Tal is not called “the most beautiful high valley in Europe” for nothing. The region, nestled between idyllic alpine meadows and steep mountain peaks, encourages cyclists to tough training sessions with magnificent views and diverse courses. In the Tannheimer Tal, people have always wanted to aim high and not just with the legendary bike marathon.

  

HAUTE ROUTE ALPS – AMELIA VAN HOVE WINS IN HER CATEGORY

Michele Negri and Samantha Arnaudo celebrate victory today after seven days of racing from Megève to Nice in the 12th edition of the Haute Route Alps. Competing alongside 400 riders from 42 countries, the two riders took top podium finishes in their respective categories after today’s final stage, which culminated with an epic climb up to Nice castle this afternoon, covering a total distance of 755 km and 20,000 of meters elevation gain.

 

THE NEW MICHELIN POWER CUP – THE NEW RANGE OF PREMIUM TIRES FOR ROAD BIKES

Michelin is launching a new range of premium tires for road bikes: the MICHELIN POWER CUP.

 

10 YEARS OF VENNBAHN

The 10th anniversary of the Vennbahn was recently celebrated. Opened in 2013, the bicycle route between Aachen in Germany and Troisvierges in Luxembourg follows the route of the Vennbahn, a former railroad on the territory of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

  

Women Cycling Camp in the Allgäu

Mountains, lakes and cultural highlights. The Allgäu in Bavaria really has a lot to offer. Allgäu is a southern German region, between Ulm and the Bregenzerwald and between Lake Constance and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Racing bike fanatics in particular find a small paradise here thanks to the diverse landscape with its easy, medium and challenging routes. It simply begs to be explored.

 

EARN CRYPTOCURRENCY WITH W3:RIDE APP

W3:ride, the mobile ios and android app, announces a long-term partnership with cycliq to help the community ride smarter and safer bikes. Starting now, cyclists can extend their ride and reward experiences by redeeming their $power and $cyclr earned during their rides in the w3:ride app to unlock exclusive offers on the all-new cycliq lumiere jacket. This means w3:riders can redeem digital currency for real-world benefits – and be super-easily recognized by other road users.

 

THE NEW GAMECHANGER 2.0 – AERODYNAMICS TO A NEW LEVEL

The ABUS GameChanger 2.0 is the new ultimate aero helmet for professional cyclists and ambitious hobby riders with the highest demands. Its predecessor – the GameChanger – is already a classic in terms of aerodynamics and style. He has successfully proven this on countless kilometers in the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.

  

A COMPLETE CYCLING VACATION ON THE COSTA BRAVA

Do you already have plans for new cycling adventures in the next few months of 2023? No? Then we have a great tip here!

  

REMCO – FERRARI – EVENEPOEL

Remco Evenepoel stunned everyone in his first feat at the Giro d’ Italia 2023 by winning the opening stage wearing the jersey of Belgian time trial champion. He rode at an impressive speed of 55.2 km/h, beating the other specialists, including Italian world time trial champion and top favorite for this stage, Filippo Ganna.

  

THE SALZKAMMERGUT TROPHY – UNLIKELY MTB CHALLENGE / EXPERIENCE

With almost 5000 participants, the Salzkammergut Trophy is Austria’s largest and best-known mountain bike event. Since 1998 cyclists from all over Europe come to the fascinating mountain world of the Salzkammergut for a sporting showdown.

  

THESE ARE THE THREE MOST BEAUTIFUL CYCLING ROUTES IN FLANDERS ACCORDING TO VAB

On the website vabmagazine.be, mobility organization VAB allowed surfers to choose their favorite from among 10 cycling routes in Flanders. By far the most popular cycling tour was the Trappist route in and around Malle.

 

VIELO AND CLASSIFIED COLLABORATE TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE MODERN ROAD BIKE

British independent bike boutique brand Vielo and Classified today announced a collaboration in which Vielo’s combines their exclusive 1x frames with Classified’s Powershift technology to create the ultimate modern road bike.

  

GO CYCLING IN A SPECIAL REGION THAT OTHERS DON’T THINK ABOUT

With speed and adrenaline, it’s on the endless and low-traffic roads through beautiful Südsteiermark. The climbing and descending between vineyards, meadows and forest trails is as diverse as the culinary offerings. It quickly becomes clear: Südsteiermark is a secret tip for cyclists and gravel bikers. Small, fine and yet diverse and absolutely worth spending a week cycling there.

  

THE THREE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKE TOURS IN SALZKAMMERGUT

Everyone who goes on cycling vacations knows the blissful feeling of cycling in nature with water all around you. Sweating in the saddle with a view of the lake and the pleasant thought of cooling off in the water after your workout. All the cycling tours through the Salzkammergut region are definitely fantastic, but the special attraction of the cycling region lies in the blue of the water.

  

ON THE ROAD ON THE PASSES AROUND SAN VIGILIO IN THE DOLOMITES

Do you like challenges, wide panoramas and lots of altimeters? Then South Tyrol is the place for you. The famous Three Peaks/Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Marmolada and the Sella Group await you in the San Vigilio Dolomites. Take on the challenge over these mythical dolomite cols and follow in the footsteps of the greatest champions like Bartali, Coppi, Merckx, Gimondi, Moser and Pantani.

  

WITH THE RACE, GRAVEL OR MOUNTAIN BIKE IN THE ARIÈGE

The Ariège, at the foot of the Pyrenees, is a relatively unknown French department. Unknown’ is therefore not unloved, but certainly unspoiled! Once you have visited the region, you can’t get enough of its beautiful unspoiled nature, historic towns, castles, mountain rivers, peaks and lakes.

  

SEASON START UNDER THE SOUTH TYROL SUNSHINE

Time to recharge the batteries a bit with some sun, fresh air and a good dose of adrenaline? Then Austria’s Tramin is the best tip you’ll have gotten today. Dolce Vita, vineyard tours, pass roads in the Mendola Mountains or the Kalterer Höhenweg. A pack of diverse and adventurous bike paths lead to the South Tyrolean Wine Route – Tramin/Kalterer See.

  

BINIAM ‘BINI’ GIRMAY MAY UNCORK ANOTHER BOTTLE

With his second place in the road race of the U 23 Under-23s at the 2021 World Championships in Leuven, it was already clear that Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux had hooked up with a very talented rider from the African continent. With that result, he made history because he was the first black African cyclist to win a medal at a World Cup.

  

STONEMAN MIRIQUIDI ROAD

290 kilometers, 4,900 altimeters, 13 inclines. The Stoneman Miriquidi Road is a legend. And more than just an ordinary race bike ride. No matter whether you get the gold (in one day), silver (in 2 days) or bronze (in 3 days) – the Stoneman founder Roland Stauder promises, “The Stoneman is a cycling experience that starts with a dream and ends in an experience that stays with you forever.”

 

THREE COUNTRIES IN ONE SPECTACULAR TOUR

Want to significantly expand the list of countries you’ve cycled through in no time? In Nauders at the Reschenpass you can quickly discover three countries in one go. Any cyclist who wants to see, feel, smell and discover more in one cycling vacation should put the Reschenpass on his bucket list.

  

VICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS SURE IS PRO WORTHY!

On Oct. 06, 2022, Rutger Wouters wrote his name on the annual fairground prize for elites without a contract and U23 in Bornem. Not so special, many readers will now think. But nothing could be further from the truth because it was Rutgers’ 31st win of the season, improving his own record. It was also the 125th win in the late-bloomer’s career. Two days later on Oct. 8, Rutger sprinted to victory number 32 in Lommel.

   

SPECTACULAR COASTAL ROADS CYCLING VACATION ALONG THE COAST IN EASTERN SARDINIA

Fantastic cycling conditions all year round, spectacular coastal roads and impressive mountain passes: in Sardinia you are on a cycling vacation right by the sea. Far from all the crowds, the extraordinarily beautiful Mediterranean island surprises with its Caribbean-looking bays, mountain ranges, quiet roads and vast valleys.

  

EBIKE. THE ORIGINAL BECOMES ADVANCED EBIKE

“Moving people – that moves us! Encouraging them to take paths they might not have taken on their own. Motivating them by bringing them closer to their goal. Giving them pleasure, in nature, in town or village and above all in complete independence.” That is the philosophy that was behind the German company EBIKE.DAS ORIGINAL from its inception in 2011.

 

B&W BIKE.CASE 2.0 – SPACIOUS, PRACTICAL, SUPER SAFE

The B&W bike.case 2.0 is the ideal protector for road bikes, triathlon bikes and mountain bikes with a wheel size of up to 29″. The practical bike.case 2.0 can go anywhere and provides optimal, reliable protection for your bike at all times during trips by plane, train or bus… The robust ABS shell has an aluminum rim with reinforced corners that efficiently absorbs all possible impacts.

  

AUVERGNE, A FORGOTTEN PART OF FRANCE?

France remains a favorite destination for the Belgian and Dutch (and many other nationalities) vacation cyclist. In 2017, we tried in May to book a cycling vacation in July or August (then we don’t have to look after the grandchildren) in the Auvergne region. Unfortunately, all of our desired locations were fully booked for that period.

  

VELOFOLLIES FINALLY BACK!

The cycling enthusiast had to sit on his hunger for a long time, but after 2 years of absence Velofollies is finally back on January 20, 21 and 22, 2023 in Kortrijk Xpo. The 15th edition of this high mass for cycling promises to be a top edition. Velofollies again presents a full house with more than 300 exhibitors and twice as many brands!

  

WILLY VAN MALDERGHEM IMMORTALIZED IN GAVERE

Fifty years ago, the then Gaverling Willy Van Malderghem was “le roi des paves” according to the French l’Equipe Cyclisme Magazine. Indeed, he was the inspirer of the wet and windy 70th edition of Paris-Roubaix on April 16, 1972.

  

THE LONGEST BICYCLE BRIDGE IN EUROPE

The biggest, the longest, the widest of anything, we usually want to check out. It’s just a little different from the rest and it raises questions. Is it really as special as it is indicated? Do you really have to have seen it or can you just wait and see when you happen to be in the neighborhood? So it is with the bicycle bridge.

 

LAKES, VIEWS AND DOLCE VITA IN TRENTINO

Do you want to test your limits? Do you want to conquer steep climbs and reward yourself with breathtaking views and après-pizza? Then Lake Levico and Lake Garda are the right place for you and your cycling ambitions. Choose between Italy’s largest lake with its breathtaking scenery and active lifestyle or the tranquility of the smaller Lake Levico.

 

A CHANCE TO WIN AN ELECTRIC BIKE EVERY WEEK ALL SUMMER LONG

An electric bike will get you into any summer bar. But there are only five Flemish summer bars where you can win an electric bicycle. Cyclis Bike Lease is raffling off one Batavus Packd Ego Plus worth €2,150 each week in a different summer bar until September 4.

 

TRIBUTE ON A TRAFFIC CIRCLE IN BREDENE

Since March 5, 2016, three cyclists have been honored on a traffic circle on the Breeweg in Bredene. They are the local cycling gods Charles Verkeyn, Oscar Goethals and Marcel Seynaeve. In unveiling the large bicycle placed in front of the men, Mayor Steve Vandenberghe said, “There may come a time when our children and grandchildren will no longer know who these great personalities were, but they did put Bredene on the map.

 

FUNCTIONAL. SIMPLE. RELIABLE. SIGMA SPORT LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINALS CYCLING COMPUTERS

At the end of March, Sigma introduced the new ORIGINALS bicycle computers. Within a very short period of time, Sigma launched many new products.

  

2025 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN RWANDA

Africa will host the World Cycling Championships for the first time in history. Rwanda, specifically Kigali, was given preference by the UCI over Tangier (Marocco) for the 2025 World Championships. To make cycling more international, the UCI had previously announced that the 2025 World Championships would be held in Africa for the first time. In the end, there were only two candidates to take on the organization namely, Tangier, in Morocco and Kigali, in Rwanda.

  

ADVANCED MODEL YEAR 2023 – REVOLUTION RECO

Advanced kicks off the 2023 model year with a fireworks display of e-bike innovations. The new Reco models are more than revolutionary with their 100% recyclable frames made from Advanced Composite material. They are produced efficiently and environmentally friendly in Germany and save 68% CO2 emissions compared to aluminum frames from Asia.

 

BREDA SHOWS ITS CYCLING HISTORY IN A SPECIAL WAY

You know them, the gray utility boxes that pop up here and there in the streetscape. And they are usually not pearls. For graffiti sprayers an ideal opportunity to ’embellish’ them with their tags. To prevent that, the cabinets are increasingly given a creative dressing.

  

IS BICYCLE REIMBURSEMENT BECOMING THE NORM IN THE CORPORATE WORLD?

During the corona crisis, bicycle sales skyrocketed, both for classic and electric bikes. The use of shared bicycles also increased. In parallel, many sectors recently started granting bicycle compensation or increased the amount for employees who use bicycles for their commute.

  

FINALLY THE DANES RECEIVE THEIR TOUR DE FRANCE

The Danes have been waiting two years for it: the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Originally scheduled in 2020, but for well-known reasons (Covid) postponed for two years. On the first day of July, it will really happen: the Tour start in Copenhagen.

   

REMCO STAY REMCO!

On May 08, 2021, 184 pro riders were at the start of the 104th Giro d’ Italia in Sicily. As top favorites, Egan Bernal and Simon Yates were top listed by the international press, while in Belgium – surely also fueled by its own entourage and its unprecedented self-assurance – the pressure on Remco Evenepoel was already inhumanly high. He might well win the Giro after his rehabilitation, or at least make the podium.

 

ABUS HUD-Y – THE URBAN BIKE HELMET WITH SUPER-COOL LOOK AND PROTECTION

With the HUD-Y, ABUS presents, a stunning new bike helmet with an exceptionally modern design for the discerning “new-look urban cyclist. The new design brings aesthetics and style to the street.

 

CYCLING PROMINENTLY FEATURED IN BELGIAN PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI

After a one-year postponement due to the corona crisis, the World Expo was held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from October 1 to March 31 last year. The Belgian pavilion was located in the Mobility District. And what suited this better than bicycles.

 

SECURITY OF BICYCLES AT YOUR HOME

Our bicycle is our sacred good, but properly securing it we sometimes forget. Bikes are usually stored in the garage or in the garden shed and that is exactly the place where thieves prefer to come and have a look. To better secure your bicycle in these places, there are a number of solutions that we will discuss below under the theme MoSi@home, in other words, security at home

  

TIDY UP OR KEEP?

Everyone has those phases in their lives when they start cleaning up. A person tends to keep a lot and you have to wonder what will happen to your archives, in this case cycling archives, when you have exchanged the present for the eternal. That’s why it’s a good idea to make a clean sweep yourself. Make an inventory of what you have, what can go and what can stay.

 

GOD IS DEAD

Before us is a new book that tells of the rise and fall of Frank Vandenbroucke. It is not the first book published about VDB and it will probably not be the last. From whatever angle you look at his life he is and remains an interesting man. Inimitable in all areas of his life. That is precisely why it is so fascinating to read what Andy McGrath has written about him.

  

MARATHON ROUTE FRANS CLAES

The province of Flemish Brabant will have a permanent mountain bike route by the end of 2021. And not just one: the Marathonroute Frans Claes is no less than 136 km long and has almost 2,000 meters of altitude. Ideal for the sporty mountain biker who wants a nice challenge.

  

NOSTALGIA FOR LE BALAI IN LAPALUD

The largely behind us corana restrictions were not to everyone’s disadvantage. Suddenly there comes time for other things, such as for us editors clearing and organizing your archives. The danger is that you suddenly come across things that had already disappeared from your memory. You start reading and time flies through your fingers. As a cyclist you have been at the start of tours, cyclosportives and gran fondos, as an editor you have made a large number of (cycling) press trips.

 

NOSTALGIE NAAR LE BALAI IN LAPALUD

De grotendeels achter ons liggende coranabeperkingen waren niet in ieders nadeel. Er komt ineens tijd voor andere zaken, zoals voor ons als redacteur het opruimen en ordenen van je archief. Het gevaar is dat je ineens zaken tegenkomt die al uit je herinnering verdwenen waren. Je gaat lezen en de tijd vliegt door je vingers. Als fietser heb je aan de start gestaan van toertochten, cyclosportieven en gran fondo’s, als redacteur heb je een groot aantal (fiets) persreizen gemaakt.

 

THE NEW MICHELIN POWER CUP – THE NEW RANGE OF PREMIUM TIRES FOR ROAD BIKES

Michelin is launching a new range of premium tires for road bikes: the MICHELIN POWER CUP.

 

CENTER ROUND OF FLANDERS PRESENTS SECOND EDITION ‘THE STYXX’

An unknown (ex-)pro rider. One bike. A time. With that slogan, the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen launches its second edition of The Styxx on Saturday, March 26.

  

RIDE GREEN GIRO

Ever more sustainable – for the seventh consecutive year, the Giro d ‘Italia will “ride green”. This makes the Giro the only world-class cycling event with low environmental impact as one of its core priorities. Ride Green, the sustainability project aimed at protecting the areas through which riders cycle by means of separate waste collection, was launched in 2016.

 

#ICYCLETOWORK CAMPAIGN

Cyclis Bike Lease is launching the fourth edition of the #ikfietsnaarhetwerk campaign. The message to all employees is: Sign up now and cycle with us on Thursday, April 28. Register via ikfietsnaarhetwerk.be

   

BOSCH DRIVES THE ALL AROUND EMTB RACE 2022

The e-mountain bike stage race through Valle d’Aosta between July 5 and 9 has announced its parcous with BOSCH eBike Systems as title sponsor.

  

EUROPEAN PLATFORM FOR REFURBISHED E-BIKES COMES TO BELGIUM

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Upway launched its online marketplace for refurbished e-bikes in Belgium. Upway is the first provider in Europe to buy, refurbish and resell electric bikes.

 

FREDDY MAERTENS AS A PAINTING

A bust and bicycle route already has the two-time world champion (Ostuni 1976 and Prague 1981) in his hometown of Lombardsijde (municipality of Middelkerke). But on the occasion of his seventieth birthday on Feb. 13, his hometown of Roeselare surprised him with a mural.

 

ON THE PEDALS WITH TEAM JUMBO-VISMA’S NEW CYCLING ROUTES

The new Service Koers at De Brand business park in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Het Zuiderkruis 23) is the starting point for three new cycling routes. The Cycle Route TJV 100 (km)provides a nice challenge for the sporty cyclist or e-biker.

 

ITALIAN BIKE FESTIVAL MOVES

The Italian Bike Festival 2021 edition, held last September in Rimini, attracted more than 30,000 visitors. There were more than 400 brands and 230 companies that made the fair one of the top shows in Europe. Impressive numbers that continue to grow, underscoring the “boom” the cycling world is currently experiencing.

  

THE GRANFONDO STELVIO SANTINI TURNS TEN!

The Granfondo Stelvio Santini is one of the most famous granfondos in Italy. And as soon as you hear that it includes the Mortirolo and the Stelvio, you know why. This is one of the most beautiful and imaginative granfondos on our globe. This GF deeply breathes Italian cycling in and out.

 

BICYCLE POSITIONING GOES FAR BEYOND MERE MEASUREMENT

The correct position on a bicycle is determined by several factors and is different for each individual. The bike should be adapted to the rider and not the other way around. Everyone has different ambitions and the physiology of each rider is different, therefore an ultra personal approach is the requirement.

  

AGUILAS – ENJOY AN UNPARALLELED SLICE OF SPAIN ON AND OFF THE BIKE!

Aguilas is located in the southernmost point of the Costa Calida, a 250-kilometer coastline that literally means “warm coast.” Thanks to the Mediterranean subtropical climate of this region, you can enjoy the sun here 320 days a year with temperatures between 17 and 32 degrees. No better climate and conditions for cycling.

  

KUFSTEINERLAND A CYCLING REGION FOR EVERY LEVEL

The fortified town of Kufstein and its eight surrounding picturesque villages are located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. There, right on the border with the German state of Bavaria, road bikers will find a true cycling paradise.

  

LANDAL CASTLE DOMAIN THE CAUBERG: THE CYCLING PARK OF THE NETHERLANDS

Professional cycling teams regularly stay here for training periods, Tom Dumoulin cycled his virtual Amstel Gold Race from a vacation home, several famous cyclists have their own street on the park and since last year a world cycling champion also lives here.

 

MERIDA AND JACK’S ART SERIES III

Sports bike brand Merida and Jack Liemburg recently launched a third series of paintings. The now internationally renowned painter Jack has used photographs taken of the Bahrain-Mclaren team last year and this year. The UCI World Tour team that continued this year under the name Bahrain-Victorious has achieved great successes in various races and served as the inspiration for an exclusive series of unique paintings.

  

GRAVEL EPIC MULTI-DAY IN SWITZERLAND WAS TOP EVENT

Gravel Epic’s first race event – and the first multi-day gravel event of its kind – saw great racing from both men’s and women’s riders in the Swiss Alps last weekend from Sept. 24 – 26.

   

SÜDSTEIERMARK – ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE

Südsteiermark or South Styria is an absolute hidden Austrian gem and a golden tip we give to cyclists: small, fine and yet so versatile and interesting. The tours run in all directions. From delightful tours for enjoyers through the vineyards through day trips in the Styrian volcano country to trips in the West Styrian mountain country with many altitude meters.

  

THE COSTA DAURADA MUCH MORE THAN A SURPRISING CYCLING VACATION

The Costa Daurada has over 2,000 km of fantastic asphalt roads with little traffic, ideal to enjoy on your bike and discover spectacular landscapes. If you want to cycle in the sun, over mountains and/or along the coast and with all possible leisure facilities for the whole family, then you should consider the Costa Daurada.

 

EXPERIENCE BRITTANY WITH OUR EDITOR

The Tour de France is coming up again! Everyone involved in cycling is looking forward to it. The images come into your living room or vacation home. Even better is to have a spot along the course and soak up the real atmosphere although in this corona time that is again not possible for everyone. In short, every cycling fan experiences these weeks in his own way.

  

GIRO D’ITALIA BOOK BY OUR EDITOR

For more than a decade he has been writing for “Cyclelive Magazine,” now a book by him has been published. Teus Korporaal has delved into the history of the Giro d ‘Italia and made an overview of all the firsts of the Italian round. His book was titled: E E R S T E.

  

TIM MERLIER HONORS WOUTER WEYLANDT

Tim Merlier wins right away in the first bunch sprint of his very first grand tour. With his hands in the air and forming the letter W, he honored Wouter Weylandt who lost his life just ten years ago in the Giro.

  

Trails and tours around Kronplatz in South Tyrol

The opportunity to discover a world natural heritage site on a mountain bike rarely arises. In the Dolomite communities of San Vigilio and San Martin, however, this is no problem. They lie between the natural parks “Fanes-Sennes-Prags” and “Puez-Geisler”, both of which have been declared UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites.

 

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