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Ronde van Leuven, Sunday 28th August

Rather than tell you what I’ve done, I thought I’d give you advance warning of something that I plan to do this weekend – and which maybe you could join too? It’s the Ronde van Leuven, a circular cycle ride you can enjoy this Sunday, August 28th (2016).

I described what to expect from local cycling events like these in my a recent post. They are a great way to get some exercise and see the local beauty spots, by following a well-signposted route. They are very family-oriented. At each of the starting points, entertainment also takes place for those who want to make a day of it and sit on a café terrace listening to a local band or sending your kids off to a bouncy castle.

You can register at any of these six starting points:

  • Bierbeek: Dorpsstraat 28
  • Blanden: Bierbeekstraat 8/b
  • Kortrijk-Dutsel: Dorpsplein
  • Linden: Kerkdreef 2
  • Lovenjoel: Kerkstraat 1/a
  • Winksele: Warotstraat

Here you can sign up for a 20, 40 or 70 km ride that will take you through the greenest areas around Leuven. It costs 4 EUR which includes insurance.

The registration centres will be open from 8 a.m. As Sunday promises to be another scorchingly hot day, I’m planning to be at Winksele at 8 a.m. to complete my 70 km ride before it gets too hot.

Maybe I’ll see you there, or on the route somewhere?

6 replies »

  1. Thanks for the informative post. Do you happen to know if the route is open or closed to traffic for the duration of the event?

    • I doubt very much if the route will be closed to traffic, but I think the smaller one, which will be more suitable for children and families, will avoid busy roads. Incidentally, it’s car-free day in Leuven too on that day.

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