That cycling is immensely popular in Flanders, an open door to shatter. Even the real flandriens, as evidenced by the opening weekend of the cycling season, not necessarily Fleming, they still form part of our athletic heritage.Not just on a professional level as it turns out, but even the so-called cyclists tackle the increasingly professional.
Recreatiesport number two
According to a study from Leuven in 1999 there were nearly 17% of couples who practiced cycling as a recreational sport. Now, more than ten years later, would have increased that number to 33%. This ranks the bike in second place in rekreationssporter. To be clear: it is not just here, but also those cyclists who like over the weekend with the bike off. But especially the cycling tourists are more and more professionals are trying to get out of the color as much as possible to save friends and colleagues? s speechless.
What are cyclists?
Cyclists are people out there pulling at their leisure with bike helmet light. The Flemish cycling tourist looks on with respect to professional cyclist he would approach with materials and equipment.Therefore, this hobby a serious commitment, even if the membership fee for the bicycle itself is not too high. In different places in our country, you can also take part in specially organized for those rides where the riders together in a healthy way can fight. Even in the Netherlands, the phenomenon is starting to become more common, while in Italy and France have long clubs are active.
Tour of Flanders
Just as Flanders for professional cyclists will have a version for cyclists. They then run the same route as the elite, the day before the round. In the Netherlands, you have the same phenomenon with the Amstel Gold Race. Cyclists taking part unprepared for this round will not get far. Therefore, a thorough preparation is essential. Many amateur riders copy because their heroes to arrive in perfect condition on the appointment, for he who rolls in neutral round has made a great achievement!
A serious commitment
As well as the professional cyclists attracts many cyclists to Spain in the spring in order to pursue an internship. Also in Belgium a cold winter reigns to educate them on the wide lanes in southern Europe. In addition to pro riders will see more and more decision-makers in Calpe, a small town near Alicante. Riders reeling where daily hundreds of kilometres away, and just like the pros they are supported by trailers with mechanics, they are guided by dieticians to control their diet and they are expertly mass after the ride. With an investment of between 500 and 1000 euros, they work as outside a tough preparation week.
This week, weld these amateur cyclists, not just as a preparation for the Tour of Flanders, but also as a general preparation for an entire cycling season, because the bicycle tourist does not end in a game.Some do it to impress their colleagues? s from cycling and certainly not run from the wheels to be on a weekly journey to this faster and ridden with better equipment.
Interesting to know is more and more women are finding their way into the sport of cycling. Not really more than usual if you want to continue as a real bicycle country.
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