Here are some of the local routes around SHAPE that the club has ridden. Please feel free to download and try them for yourself. If you ride a route that you would like to share with the rest of the club then please forward a link for inclusion on the website.  Note: You do not have to own a Garmin unit to use the Garmin site for routes. You can set up an account and download any route to any head unit as a .gpx file. Check the weather forecast before you ride!


RouteDistance
(KM)
Elevation (M)CommentsRefreshmentsYear
Monday Social38226Easy flat route, 50m of cobbles.La Maison Du Cocher, Lombise (17km)2020
Tempo Tuesday63354Easy cobbles in Stambruges.Nope, this is a training ride!2020
Alternative Tuesday63550Smooth flowing roads, easy cobbles in Thieusies.Nope, this is a training ride!2022
Tempo Tuesday Reverse63354Easy cobbles in Stambruges.Nope, this is a training ride!2020
Wednesday Improvers48162No CobblesNope, this is a training ride!2022
Improvers 5050193Easy cobbled section in Cambron-CasteauIn your bidon!2022
Improvers Tempo32120Rotations are key to maintaining speedLast one back buys the beers in B3’s!2022
Thursday Intervals54360No CobblesNope, this is a training ride!2020
Thursday Intervals Reverse54360No CobblesNope, this is a training ride!2020
Thursday Intervals Long60466No CobblesNope, this is a training ride!2022
Lunchtime Ride30149Back at your desk after your ride!2020
SICC TT Challenge30192Nope, this is a time trial!2020
“It never gets easier, you just go faster”
RouteDistance (KM)Elevation (M)CommentsRefreshmentsYear
Iconic Climbs1301409Koppenberg, Muur & Bosberg, smooth roads otherwise!Café Felix (96KM)2022
River Route103906Start at Chocoloup. No cobbles. Good descent into Lobbes and a long section of canalTaverne de L’ecluse (58km)2020
Rhino 100102675Start at Crossroads. Easy cobbles in Stambruges. Fast routeBar Le Maly (50km)2020
Rhino 120122858Start at Chocoloup. Climb through RonquieresBar Le Maly(67km)2020
Rhino 1501511248Start at Chocoloup. Lovely forest descent above Braine-le-ComteBar Le Maly(73km)2020
Belgian Border Patrol128846Start at Crossroads. Some cobbles close to french border, including a cobbled descent or twoTaverne Le Beau Vallon(63km)2020
French Border Patrol105686Start at Crossroads. Good roads once in France. Good downwind return if SW blowingKamara(76km)2020
French Border Patrol (with forest extension)1641126Start at Crossroads. Lovely forest section in the middle and Quesnoy is a fortified town
Café Le Marigny(93km)
2020
Brussels by Canal75523Start at Chocoloup. One way route onlySo Tasty (73km)2020
Waterloo104882Start at Chocoloup. Some cobbles toward Waterloo. Route goes via Butte and HugemontLe Nord Express (54km)2020
Cerfontaine Lake Loop1601600Start at Chocoloup. Good climbing down at the lakes and a lovely paved path round the lakeL’eau D’Heure (74km)2020
Cerfontaine Lake Loop (v2)1421540Start at Chocoloup. As above but without the lake pathL’eau D’Heure (93km)2020
Solre-le-Chateau1171143Start at Chocoloup. Great rolling roads once in FranceL’Instant(54km)2020
Foret Le Trelon1731800Start at Crossroads, pick up others in Mons. Lovely quiet roads through the forestLe St Hubert Friterie (87km)2020
Enghien100671Start at CrossroadsLe Rembrandt (36km)2020
Tournai118588Start at CrossroadsAs de Carreau (61km)2020
Tournai 100101353Start at Crossroads2020
Randonee des Moulins67655Start at ChocoloupLe Cercle (37km)2020
Cemeteries90463Start at Crossroads. Local CWGC RouteDuke of Egmont (50km)2020
Another Way to Geraardsbergen102797Start at Crossroads2020
La Longueville96716Start at Chocoloup2020
Spring has Sprung!1211016Start at Chocoloup2021
Flat Recovery55320Start at Chocoloup2021
Croiseux72815Start at Chocoloup. 3km of cobbled descent at 41km2021
Villers-la-Ville1211100Start at Chocoloup. Lots of early climbing for the ‘Puncheurs’2021
Watch out for the car!60460Start at Crossroads2021
Fred’s Route Round Enghien90494Not suitable for TT bikes! Start at Crossroads2022
Croiseau Figure of Eight105641Start at Chocoloup. A few cobbles but all easy going. Puncheur climbs in the first half2021
Old Newcomers Ride381632019
New Newcomers Ride401362021
Petit Versailles50310Start at Crossroads2019
DOM2-SO-Bavay111591Start at Crossroads. Not good surfaces until South of Mons2021
Battlefield Tour84442Start and finish at the Menin Gate. Park on Hoornwerk2021
Serge Baguet Classic 150km1501359Start and Finish at the sports centre in Lierde2021
Serge Baguet Classic 120km1161140Start and Finish at the sports centre in Lierde2021
Ronse118990Start at CrossroadsDe Harmonie (53km)2020
Fred’s Gouda 6161415Start at Crossroads. Lovely route, relatively traffic free.La Maison Du Cocher (45 km)2021
Forêt de Mormal103827Start at Crossroads. Proper Sunday route with some excellent (straight) roads in France.Auberge du Coucou (50 km)2022
Do your time in the wind
RouteDistance (KM)Elevation (M)CommentsRefreshmentsYear
La Binchoise166925Start at Nimy Deck. Wonderful route, annual sportive starting in Binche. 80, 100 & 120km routes available. This is the 120km route & includes the ride to and from Binche start point.Ravitos during sportive2022
Mons-Chimay-Mons1611650Annual Sportive every 1 MayLe Grand Café (80km)2022
Dinant2122657Start at Chocoloup. Option to turn back at Landelies (46km)Lunch in Dinant2020
Ronde de Brussels2001468Start at ChocoloupMechelen (102km)2020
Ypres and Return via Roubaix2151200Start at Crossroads. Great route via many WWI CWGC sites and return via the velodrome in RoubaixDe Kollebroeme (106km)2020
Canal and Ravel Full Day Ride2101500Start at Crossroads2020
Targelle Ravine CWGC and Cambrai2361430Start at Crossroads. Some gravel at TargelleLunch in Cambrai (90km)2020
Forets de Mormal and Trelon2552000Start at Crossroads. Great Forests, climbing, lakes and historic towns. No cobblesCafé Le Marigny(74km) and other options in Trelon(167km)2020
Ghent and Dendermonde2351229Start at Crossroads. Loads of canal, cycle lane and ravelLoads of cafes in Ghent2020
Flanders Fields114593Start in Sportsstraat in Ypres. A full Flanders battlefield tour.2017
Beach!146835Start at Crossroads. Outward Course to Ostende. Reverse for return tripLunch in Ostende – loads of options2020
The Road to UK178846If you want to cycle to UK this is the shortest route2020
Free your mind and your legs will follow
RouteDistance
(KM)
Elevation (M)CommentsYear
Mateusz’s Gravel Route44358Awesome route with a bit of every type of surface and a couple of challenging climbs. Start by the side of the car wash on Rue Grande.2023
MTB-DWORP36628Intermediate MTB skills, route travels through Hallerbos Park and around the village Dworp.  Hallerbos Park has some “bike only” paths, but keep your head up for lost hikers and horsemen2020
The Reed Randonee (Gravel)48326Start and Finish at Crossroads. Gravel/road/mud2020
L’Eau D’Heure (MTB)45818Start – https://goo.gl/maps/9cPTwL6VDg1fi56P72020
Halle (MTB)671100Start – https://goo.gl/maps/U7jgeGYnmY7rfV9E62020
Beersel (MTB)50538Start – https://goo.gl/maps/6qAjQaM59YSCzGCQ92020
Durbuy (MTB)47853Start – https://goo.gl/maps/uEXYLLKbfvee7ix282020
Braine-le-Comte (MTB)39604Start – https://goo.gl/maps/7W9d4NpcakwA3zJe62020
Houffalize (MTB)19545Start – https://goo.gl/maps/azVr8XULERgbPKQLA2020
Mons (MTB)54425Start at Hotel Lido2020
Mons – 2 (MTB)34256Start at Hotel Lido2020
Peronnes MTB Sportive46242Start – https://goo.gl/maps/YALYM5SfrPH3cVUV62020
Tournai MTB Sportive48641Start – https://goo.gl/maps/jgqtL2Yotxijz4Tw72020
Chareloi MTB34545Start – https://goo.gl/maps/RrTSvSFeBhVdsgrQA2020
“Cornering confidence increases with time and experience”
RouteDistance
(KM)
Elevation (M)CommentsYear
Amstel Gold Race (2019)2323200Start and Finish in Maastricht2019
Greg Van Avermat Classic (2019)1511122Start and Finish in Grembergen2019
Liege-Bastogne-Liege (2019)2624900Start and Finish in Liege2019
E3 Harelbeke (2019)2072141Start and Finish in Harelbeke2019
Gent-Wevelgem(2019)2531785Start in Deinze, Finish in Wevelgem2019
Scheldepreis (2019)216455Start in Terneuzen, Finish in Antwerp2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2019)2001800Start in Merebeke, Finish in Ninove2019
Kuurne-Brussles-Kuurne (2019)2001615Start and Finish in Kuurne2019
Paris-Roubaix (2019)2621450Start in Compiegne, Finish at the velodrome in Roubaix2019
Gent-Wevelgem(2021)25818752021
E3 Harelbeke(2021)21221022021
“Rule #5”
RouteDistance
(KM)
Elevation (M)CommentsRefreshmentsYear
Geraardsbergen and a bit back by canal82632Start at Crossroads. No MuurBar Guidon (39km)2020
Muur and Bosberg – Direct Return82758Start at Crossroads. Direct to Muur and Bosberg and directly back by roadEl Faro (45km)2020
Muur and Bosberg – Canal Return by Stambruges121923Start at Crossroads. Both cobbled climbs and then back via Canal all the way to StambrugesEl Faro (46km)2020
Arenberg Trench106566Start at Crossroads. Only one sector of cobbles – but the worst imaginable! Great fun!NJ Fritsche (54km)2020
Muur and Ronquieres1171030Start at Crossroads. Muur, Bosberg and then a loop round by RonquierresEl Faro (50km)2020
Tour of Flanders, Muur and Bosberg1501585Start at Crossroads. All the main climbs of Tour of Flanders plus Muur and BosbergBar Guidon (106km)2020
Alternative Geraardsbergen100785Start at Crossroads. Cobles in and around Geraardsbergen2021
“Cycling shoes and bicycles are made for riding. It is strictly prohibited that under any circumstances a cyclist should walk up a steep incline, with the obvious exception being when said incline is blocked by riders who crashed because you are on the Koppenberg”