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Tour de Belgique

Tour de Belgique
The unforgettable bike ride around Belgium

We all have the spirit of a true explorer in us

  • 19 tot 23 May 2020
  • 1224 km
  • Belgium

1224 km and 10,733 altitude meters cycled in 53:03:36 around beautiful Belgium. Probably the craziest idea I ever realized.

The terrain in the Ardennes was relentless. The many cols and hills combined with the heat and a heavily loaded bike came on heavy. After day 1 I decided that I I was going to ride a lot during the night. The world looks so different then. In the end it became 4 sleepless nights on the bike. As a result I began to hear and see things that were not there. Sleep deprivation is what you get apparently. During the day, at the hottest time of the day, I would usually take a short nap in my hammock somewhere in a forest. The last 150 kilometres were the toughest. 'Rolling out' in the direction of Bredene was out of the question. The road from Antwerp to Bredene became a nightmare and I’ll see it forever as my personal death march. I fell asleep on the bike and started hallucinating even more.

Saturday 5:50 in the morning I arrived in Bredene. The end of another heavy, beautiful and unforgettable adventure.

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