Best of Limburg

08/09/2024
Official EC Ride

Best of Limburg

The European Cycling Championships are coming to Flanders for the first time. From 11 to 15 September, Limburg will be the setting for the battle for the European jersey. On Sunday 8 September, we will kick off the championship week with Best of Limburg. Will you be present at the official sportive of the European Cycling Championships?

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Discover the Course

From 11 to 15 September, Flanders and Limburg will crown no fewer than 14 European champions. The races all start in Heusden-Zolder and finish in provincial capital Hasselt. During Best of Limburg, you will explore the road race course. All distances will take you to Haspengouw where you will explore the Limburg Loop. With the cobblestones of Manshoven and Op de Kriezel and the climbs of Kolmont and Zammelenberg, you will test your legs on the course that is tailor-made for Jasper Philipsen. Short distance with the family or sporting challenge? Everyone can enjoy the European Cycling Championships course:

20 km

50 km

70 km

110 km

145 km

Circuit Zolder

Steenkoolmijn Heusden-Zolder

Fietsen door het Water

Domein Bokrijk

Printhagendreef

Café Coureur

Manshoven

Op de Kriezel

Fietscafé ’t Velohofke

Nommelenberg

Kolmontberg

Zammelenberg

Stoomstroopfabriek

Oude Wellenweg

Kuttekovenberg

Mettekovenberg

Zwevende Kapel Helshoven

Fonteinhof

Kasteel van Rullingen

Campus UHasselt

Register online (before 11:59pm on Saturday 7 September)

You have chosen your course? Perfect! You can find all the rates for Best of Limburg below.

€5 discount or more when you register? That’s possible! Read how you can do that through the Proximus Recycling campaign here.

Distances

20 km

 50 km

 70 km

 110 km

145 km

Early-bird rate (until 27/08)

€ 8

€ 15

€ 15

€ 17

€ 19

Standard rate (after 27/08)

€ 11

€ 18

€ 18

€ 20

€ 22

Registering early is worth your while!

Be an early bird and sign up before 27/08/2024, that way you can relax in the escape, and you enjoy an advantageous rate.

Please note: When you register, a €5 deposit for use of the frame plate is added to your total. This deposit will be refunded to you at the finish, or you can exchange it for an original T-shirt.

Group Registration (before 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 August)

Do you want to take the challenge together with colleagues and friends? Then you can register as a group until Tuesday 27 August.

LIMBURG 2024

More about the European Championships

Between 11 and 15 September, the best European cyclists will descend on Limburg for the European Road Championships. No fewer than 14 competitions will be decided between Heusden-Zolder and Hasselt over five days. Who will you be supporting?

Practical Info

The organisers will provide plenty of parking spaces close to the start and finish. So, you will be able to park your car securely.

The parking map will be available here a few days before the event.

Start/Finish location
Kolonel Dusartplein
3500 Hasselt

Start Times

The start times will be communicated at a later stage.

  • Extensive supplies at every check point*
  • Free coffee at the start
  • Technical & breakdown assistance along the route
  • Medical service at every supply point and at the start/finish
  • Frame sticker showing the hills and supplies
  • Insurance (no helmet = no insurance)
  • Signallers on the course and at the start/finish
  • Signposted course with perfect signs
  • Guarded bicycle parking
  • Changing rooms & showers
  • A cosy après-bike after the finish

*Supplies are only for riders who can present a frame plate!

Scan & ride

Register online and receive your ticket via email. That way, you can collect your frame plate straight away by presenting your ticket to the Scan & Ride desks and you won’t even have to get off your bike anymore!

Registration on the Day

If you’d rather sign up on site, be sure to park your bike in the secure bicycle parking!

The registration times will be communicated at a later stage.

Enjoy extensive supplies* of sports nutrition and sports drinks, water and a wide range of biscuits and fruit during your ride.

The number of supply stations per distance will be communicated at a later stage.

*Supplies are only for riders who can present a frame plate!

The closing times of the last supply station and finish will be published here soon.

Changing Rooms and showers

The exact location of the changing rooms and showers will be communicated soon.

After your ride, you can exchange your frame plate for your €5 deposit or an original T-shirt!

There will also be a cosy après-bike where you can debrief about your ride.

Breakdown en route?

There is technical assistance at the start and supply stations. If you can’t get there, ring the emergency number on the back of your frame plate to use our mobile breakdown team.

Medical assistance is provided at the start and supply stations. In the case of urgent medical help, you should of course call the emergency number 112.

Cycle with The Women Peloton! Women start in a group at the Best of Limburg, and they will get tips from experienced guides on bikes. Our motto: out together, home together!

Distances:

  • 70 km
  • 110 km

Both groups set off at 9:15am (First the longest distance followed by the shorter one). Please meet at 9am by the Women Peloton Flag (always close to the start arch).

Go on a ride with your relatives, family, and friends along a child-friendly cycle course of 20 km. You will have lots of fun adventures en route. Children younger than 12 can take part for free!

For participants on an electric bike, we have a unique 50 km course that focuses on the experience. A slice of flan? Check! Charging your bike at the supply station? Check! Discover beautiful Limburg at your own pace.

Recycling Campaign

In Belgium, three million mobile phones lie forgotten in a drawer. And yet, 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recycled (copper, cobalt, silver, gold, etc.). In 2024, Proximus aims to collect and recycle no fewer than 140,000 handsets thanks to its cooperation with Brainscape. Together we prevent new raw material extraction in developing countries.

A warm call to all cycling fans to put their greenest foot forward and participate in the recycling campaign! This is possible at all Proximus Cycling Challenges featured on the calendar and at 6 tours of the Teamleader Crm Classics Tour. Your recycling participation will be rewarded. How? Find out by clicking on the button below.

Health

The organiser advises everyone not to undertake strenuous efforts for which you are not physically prepared. Make wise choices about the distance you want to cover and the pace you want to set for your body.

If you want to perform sports at a high intensity level, you should have yourself checked annually by a (sports) doctor. It is not compulsory to present a medical certificate.

It is up to the athlete to decide how to deal with the information provided during a medical check-up. The organiser bears no responsibility in this respect.

Respect the Highway Code and Cycle Clean

The organisers and police will monitor compliance with the highway code. Violations will be sanctioned. In order not to jeopardise the event, we ask you to respect the traffic rules, not to litter and not to urinate in public. We count on the sportsmanship of all participants.

Photo Service

Sportograf.com is our official photo partner and will take photos of all participants during Best of Limburg. You can order these one day after the ride via the link below.

You can find more information here on how your photos will be processed.