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Flanders is the birthplace of cycling. It is the home of the Flandrien, the Tour of Flanders, Eddy Merckx – legends born in this northern region of Belgium. For cycling enthusiasts, a trip to Flanders is nothing less than a pilgrimage to the sport’s most hallowed grounds. All this creates enormous support in Flanders for your cycling conference.

Nice to know


The average Flemish family ownes 3 bikes.


No other region has won so many gold medals at the World Cycling Championships.


Flanders is the birthplace of the cycle node network, a concept accepted worldwide.


In 2019, Flanders invested € 170,000,000 in its cycling policy.

Cycling is in the Flemish DNA. It permeates the whole of society. From the six-year-old who cycles to school to the CEO who puts in the kilometres after work, from government ministers following a race during Cabinet meetings, to the scientist searching for new bicycle parts or aerodynamic models.

Flanders offers a unique business and knowledge ecosystem for the cycling industry that is unparalleled in Europe. Several universities and research institutions, industry clusters and organisations, business incubators and initiatives work hand in hand to develop new technologies, high tech equipment and innovative solutions for the different forms and types of cycling.

In addition to this, Flanders offers the cycling fanatics among your delegates a unique experience: cycling through water or under a tree canopy. An additional guarantee for an unforgettable conference.

Our partners – and consequently potential partners of your conference


Sector organisations

  • CONEBI – Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry
  • ECF – European Cyclists’ Federation
  • Cycling Flanders


Research & education

  • UHasselt – IMOB, Transportation Research Institute
  • Ghent University, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering conducts cutting-edge research on the safety and performance of professional racing bikes
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Bakala Academy – Athletic Performance Centre
  • UAntwerp, Product Development Design Research Team



  • Bike Valley
  • BikeVille incubator
  • Eddy Merckx cycles
  • Ridely bikes
  • Bioracer


Experience & training centres

  • Tour of Flanders Centre, Oudenaarde
  • Eddy Merckx Flemish Cycling Centre, Ghent
  • Sven Nys Cycling Centre, Flemish Brabant
  • Velofollies – the largest and most varied bicycle fair in the Low Countries
Cycling is coming home

Read our free e-book on Cycling

Cycling is more than a sport or a means of transportation. It is a sector with a positive impact on climate change, diversity and the organization of our society. This e-book offers you tons of inspiration, insights and information for a successful conference in this fascinating field.

How we support your conference in Cycling

Your conference in Cycling is right at home in Flanders. Contact our expert in your domain for more information about the free support we offer to your association or PCO.

  • We put together the strongest possible local organising committee.
  • We provide the best recommendations regarding venue, catering, accommodation and activities.
  • We help you define the positive, long-term impact of your conference.
  • You get the use of our state-of-the art technology for hybrid conferences.
  • We gladly welcome the board of your association or PCO for an inspirational visit.
  • Our service and support are free of charge.


Your Cycling Expert