Tour of Flanders Sportive Weekend 2017 - April
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The Tour of Flanders or Ronde Van Vlaanderen is our favourite race day. It's an amazing weekend with an atmosphere unlike any other race.
Based in the heart of Flanders there are no unneccessary transfers or soulless hotels. We are the UK's number one operator of Belgian cycling tours.
We enjoy a full Belgian experience with visits to the CRVV Tour of Flanders museum, BMC service course, chocolate & cake shops and of course a beer warehouse.
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.
Some great photos from our 2016 Flanders weekend can be found HERE
The weekend is limited to eight riders so you aren't herded around from place to place.
All dates are subject to confirmation from race organisers.
FRIDAY 31st March 2017 : 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! Check out the photos in our 2016 gallery.
SATURDAY 1st April : Sportive day. We ride you to the start via the Doorn cobbles. This is the perfect twenty minute warm up and test of equipment before the ride. Our support vehicle is parked at the start so you can leave any unwanted kit behind or add an extra layer if needed.
We recommend the 129km route. Transfers to the start of the longer route are not included.
We will be at the finish line with a recovery shake or if you prefer FRITES, MAYO AND A BEER!!!
Evening meal at Tanderus restaurant which is just across the road from where we are staying.
SUNDAY 2nd April: Race day. We head out on a gentle ride in the morning to take in the unique atmosphere of race day. There will be a couple of stops for coffee and photos before we watch the race pass for the first time. Following a quick change back at our H.Q we will then drive over to our base for the afternoon to watch the race on a big screen and have a BBQ. Finally we watch the race live again as it passes Stationsberg.
We will then see the pro riders as they arrive back at team buses in Oudenaarde before having our evening meal at the Priorij Van Elsegem who do a fantastic Stoverij Flandrian stew.
MONDAY 3rd April: 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: Wolvenberg, Ruiterstraat, Kerkgate, Molenberg, Paddestraat, Haaghoek, Leberg, Berendries, Valkenberg, Eikenberg, Koppenberg, Mariaborrestraat, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Kaperij, Kanarieberg, Kruisberg, Karnemelkbeekstraat, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Nokereberg, Doorn, Huisepontweg, Rampe and Varentstraat.
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 Tour of Flanders sportive. Sportive details can be found HERE Entries for the sportive open in November 2016.
- 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 £425 per person based on two sharing. If you are travelling alone we will room you with a fellow cyclist. Riders from the Polocini Test Team receive a £25 discount.
AT TIME OF BOOKING A DEPOSIT OF £150 IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. To avoid cancellation the balance of your package must be paid twelve weeks before the date of your trip - 06/01/2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you need any further information.