"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride" Eddy Merckx

Compare yourself with cycle racing champions!

The Flemish Ardennes offers a new attraction for all those that adore a sporting challenge. Tourism East Flanders has installed time trials for four notorious sections of the Tour of Flanders. The locations capture the imagination of every cycling fanatic: the Kruisberg in Ronse, the Paddestraat in Zottegem, the Koppenberg in Oudenaarde and the Wall of Geraardsbergen. You can record your time with a chip that you rent or purchase and then register online at www.liveyourowntour.com. It immediately enables you to compare your cycling performance with that of others.

The online time registration is part of “Live your own Tour of Flanders”, the large-scale Tour project organised for the Tour of Flanders’ centenary. The aim is to allow sport and recreational cyclists to actively experience their own Tour of Flanders in the unique environment of the Flemish Ardennes.

Recording your time is a piece of cake. The chip is available from the Tour of Flanders Visitor Centre and The Outsider in Oudenaarde, De Permanensje (Tourism Office) and De Gavers in Geraardsbergen, the Tourism Office in Ronse and the Bevegemse Vijvers sports centre in Zottegem. After you have registered the chip online, attach it to your cycle or around your arm and set off on your own cycling tour of the Tour of Flanders’ circuit. When you pass one of the aforementioned sections, your time is automatically registered from the section’s start to finish. The registered time will be immediately displayed on www.liveyourowntour.com. You can view the result in the online classification and share it with friends that share your cycling passion.

Moreover, www.liveyourowntour.com is the ultimate digital gateway to all of East Flanders’ projects and activities organised for the Tour of Flanders’ centenary. In addition to the results of the digital time recordings at the four famous sections, you will find all the information you could possibly need. For example, you can post comments and watch short films of several local noteworthy cycling bars, their proprietors and their regulars.


You should
do this!

Take on a sporting challenge and get your chip in one of the distribution points.