Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Race and Sportive Weekend 2018 - February
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the traditional opener of the Flanders Classics season. This is our favourite Flandrian weekend and not only offers the chance to watch the peloton up close in the Omloop and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne races but to also ride the very same roads.
Based in the heart of Flanders there are no unnecessary transfers or soulless hotels. We are the UK's number one operator of Belgian cycling tours.
Included in the cost of the trip is return transport to Belgium from the UK. We travel via the Eurotunnel and there is no need to bag/box your bike as we have plenty of space in our support vehicles.
A report from our 2015 Omloop weekend was featured in Cyclist Magazine Issue 35 (May 2015).
There are two days of riding with the chance to sample the bergs and cobbles that make Flanders cycling heaven. We even have a lunch stop atop the Muur-Kapelmuur.
We enjoy a true Belgian experience with visits to the CRVV Tour of Flanders museum, chocolate & cake shops and a beer warehouse.
All dates are subject to confirmation from race organisers.
FRIDAY 23rd February: Collection from pre-arranged points in the U.K and then we will travel to Belgium. There will be a relaxing evening meal at Amadeus which does all you can eat ribs and jacket spuds!
SATURDAY 24th: 115km 'Best of ' Tour of Flanders/Omloop ride then on to the Muur for frites and mayo. You will see the Omloop race at a couple of points before heading to the CRVV to watch the finish on TV. Evening social at our favourite restaurant which serves absolutely fantastic steaks.
SUNDAY 25th: The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Sportive. There is a choice of route distances. We also watch the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne race after the sportive as it passes our accommodation. Evening meal at another great restaurant where they serve an awesome Stoverij Flandrian stew.
MONDAY 26th: We will head home with tall tales of epic riding, new friendships will have been made and of course plans for the next visit will be discussed………
COBBLES AND BERGS: Donderij, Ruiterstraat, Varentstraat, Haaghoek, Kerkgate, Paddestraat, Langemunte, Taaienberg, Oude Kwaremont, Eikenberg, Rampe, Wolvenberg, Paterberg, Leberg, Molenberg, Steenbeekries, Stationsberg, Parikeberg, Nokereberg, Muur-Kapelmuur and of course the KOPPENBERG! In fact we may even add a few more in...............
ACCOMMODATION: We stay in Nokere which is just outside Oudenaarde. The accommodation has been designed specifically for cyclists with modern bedrooms, a large social area, bike room and is even located on a cobbled berg!
- Three nights of accommodation B&B only.
- Complimentary return transport to Belgium. Subject to collection point arrangement.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Lunch, snacks and evening meals.
- Entry to the Omloop sportive (€10). Sportive details can be found HERE
- Entry to the CRVV museum tour (€8).
- Travel Insurance. We recommend Js Insurance who offer specific cycle insurance. Full cover is usually around £10 per weekend. Travel insurance is compulsory and we will request a copy of your documents before you travel.
COST £350 per person based on two sharing. If you are travelling alone we will room you with a fellow cyclist. AT TIME OF BOOKING A DEPOSIT OF £100 IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. To avoid cancellation the balance of your package must be paid six weeks before the date of your trip - 12/01/2018.
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