No LCMT again because of the pandemic, up to 2022 now!
No events are allowed in the province of Liège until the end of May!
Unfortunately but finally and officially: both the municipality of Spa and the province of Liège will not allow any event of a cultural or sporting nature until the end of May due to the persistent corona pandemic. Only the UCI professional cycling races (such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège) will remain on the calendar “for the time being” (but also without an audience).
That means again no LCMT in 2021. The move to Spa will be postponed for another year. Nothing within our organizational power that can change this reality.
We again receive a serious mental and economic blow, something which is incidentally the case for the entire event, tourist and catering sector. With the LCMT and the Biking Box Bicycle Experience Centre in Ypres / Flanders Fields, we belong to all three affected sectors. But as long as the pandemic does not allow for a return to normal life, there is no point in adopting any attitude other than resignation and patience.
In coming days, we will contact all registered participants. We want to postpone towards 2022 for everyone. A transfer arrangement - completely free of charge for 2021 (see earlier news item this week) - is what we will propose. However, there is also a cancellation procedure, with a distinction between LCMT2020 participants and the people who had only explicitly signed up for Spa 2021 since October 2020.
Small scale event during summer in Flanders Fields?
Regarding LCMT clothing and other products chosen in the 2020-21 transfer procedure, those who indicated that they would like to wait until the start of the 1st LCMT stage will receive an alternative proposal. We are currently thinking about a small-scale cycling event in Flanders Fields/the Westhoek, which can be split up into smaller groups (from our Biking Box Cycling Experience Centre in Ypres). This can be an ideal moment for those who still want to receive the ordered and paid product in the coming months. Anyone who checked postal delivery will receive this package at home in the coming days and weeks anyway (see again what was told about this in the previous news item).
Anyone who had booked an accommodation in La Fraineuse can release it free of charge. We do the necessary for this ourselves. Some had already paid anyway, but will receive this amount back anyway because of vzw Biking Events. A transfer to 2022 will also be possible.
It must be said that all additional administrative tasks as described above are definitely unpleasant to be carried out now. No one, least of all ourselves, feel any "drive" or need to develop a permanent COVID-cancellation administration. This is not the kind of work that gives us any satisfaction. On the contrary,but once again it has to be done, free of charge even. So once again a volunteers' job... In the mean time, our inspiration stays our personal passion for cycling. Undoubtedly, a part of our Biking Eventsteam will still be on the road during the Ascension weekend along the new LCMT stages. Should it be the case that it is allowed and possible, who knows, there will be a mini-concept in which a limited number of you will have the opportunity to cycle with us under supervision. However, this will by no means replace the LCMT 2021 subscription. First, let's find out in our own organization how much enthusiasm can be found for this. After all, our employee team also has to recover from this new 'knock-out'... Especially the people who have been working on the new stages (MTB, cyclo and triathlon) during the past months. Fortunately, unlike Houffalize 2020, all the preparatory work for the new LCMT-event that will be incorporated from Spa has not been completely in vain.
Let's all hope that we are now facing the last heavy corona weeks or months? And that once the vaccination has done its job, we can determine as soon as possible that this bad dream is over towards 2022! Then we will definitely gather our courage to get back to work. Now get it us that vaccination and back on the pedals, straight towards LCMT 2022!
Actual situation on 2020-ticket transfers to next edition
The 22nd LCMT edition-2020 could unexpectedly not take place last year due to the corona pandemic. Because it was the last edition in Houffalize (Spa 2021 was already fixed), Biking Events was forced to propose a ticket-transfer to the registered participants for 2020. In the image you see here, there is an overview of which products up to now was ordered. The entire handling of these packages involved more work than originally estimated. This is partly due to the option to select the option for home delivery of the chosen package.
For the cycling shirts, we passed already 3 different moments to accomplish these shipments. Only ordered and paid sweaters are manufactured and delivered. The latest sweater deliveries are already ready for shipment.
As for the rest, we have waited until now to take care of all ordered + paid products. So we contact only once the suppliers (Intercycle-Schwalbe, WIN2, Morgan Blue). That is why we emailed last week to all who still had to make their product choice or to whom an order had not yet been paid.
We want to close the entire transfer procedure soon. In any case, this only applied to the 2020 corona cancellation. Since then it has always been communicated that whatever the follow-up to this pandemic may be, there is no intention for LCMT-Spa from the organizational side to announce another ticket transfer with obligational extra or product buying. After all, all preparatory work for the LCMT in Spa was not lost entirely if COVID 19 would still lead to a new cancellation of the event. The organizer was aware from the start of LCMT 2021 of the 'corona risk factor' on a possible new corona delay.
We will leave though the ticket transfer procedure with product-selling open, as a free statement of support, should the government invoke corona again as a ban for manifestations à la LCMT in May. If this is the case again, it will be a very hard nut to crack for the entire events sector such as the LCMT. Being unable to organize for two years ... one should not actually think about it.
We hope to be able to provide you with new information in the first few days. Both you, the participating athlete, and we, fully engaged in the final preparations for the organization of the event, are entitled to get a decision as soon as possible. March 31 is therefore our final date to make this decision.
Lodgings via LCMT organisation: update + when can we decide if corona allows us to continue with LCMT half May?
Crossing our fingers for LCMT half May 2021 in Spa! How to fix your lodgings in new LCMT 2021, that will be organized for the first time in Spa?
Dear LCMT rider,
Due to the continuing and increasing corona troubles plus the accompanying delays and inconvenience (also with regard to the beautiful, but newly established Biking Box Bicycle Experience Center in Ypres / Flanders Fields), we still ask a little patience for all packages that involve ticket transfers. Some of the ordered packages have already been shipped. We try to complete everything else in the next 14 days.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 keeps coming up with new unexpected things that keep throwing the TO DO list upside down. More than before, all of our Biking Events-co-workers had to return to other 'permanent' jobs, which means that the working hours for LCMT are invariably limited. This too is living with corona ... everyone in survival mode. Therefore, a little more patience, thank you!
Lodgings in La Fraineuse? Time to take your priority (if you were subscribed in 2020)
Use this LODGINGS LINK to pick out your room (with friend/friends)!
Payment for lodgings via LCMT-organisation? you will receive an invitation later in Febraury. 100% of the amount will be paid back in case the event once again can not take place because of this COVD-19 pandemic.
All who transferred their ticket from 2020 towards spring 2021 have first priority to book lodgings in the sportscenter-accommodation of La Fraineuse.
In and around Spa, there are plenty of hotels and B&B's (with the world famous Formula 1-race nearby). So it should be possible for all of you to find suitable lodgings. See also our SUBSCRIBE page to learn more.
the ticket transfer packages:
Ordered and paid cycling jerseys: we are actually busy with shipments. After these first shipments (everything that has been delivered to us by Bio-Racer in the meantime) we are updating new jersey orders (from the rest list of people who would have ordered after July 31st to date). Poppy shirts, LCMT jerseys (all versions) and the Belgian and Dutch national team jerseys will be sent to those who requested for shipment as soon as possible.
All other packages such as Morgan Blue (maintenance products), Schwalbe tires, cycling gadgets (Rex London collection) and the WIN 2 sports nutrition packages will not be shipped if you have indicated to wait until the start in Spa mid-May '21. For those who requested shipment, we will only start shipments after having finished the entire transfer procedure.
Deze week geven we dagelijks een antwoord op één van volgende vragen omtrent de nieuwe LCMT in Spa (13-16 mei 2021). We beginnen met antwoord op vraag 1, namelijk:
1) Hoeveel overnachtingsplaatsen zijn er in het ADEPS-center van La Fraineuse?
Er zijn 16 chalets (4 personen-bezetting) en 22 kamers met eenvoudig basiscomfort. Daarnaast bevat het Olympisch hotel 34 kamers. Alles bij elkaar kunnen wij maximaal een 200-tal bedden aanbieden. Deze worden rechtstreeks via Biking Events vzw geboekt en betaald. We bekwamen al geschreven akkoord dat mocht het corona-virus opnieuw roet in het eten strooien, er integrale terugbetaling van het logement wordt gegarandeerd.
We herhalen dat het initieel de bedoeling was om ook Sol Cress-Corsendonk als exclusief LCMT-hotel vast te leggen. De corona-pandemie heeft Sol Cress echter doen besluiten om nu over te gaan tot grootscheepse renovatie. Pas in 2022 zal dit hotel de deuren heropenen. Vanaf dan zal het ook deel uitmaken van het exclusieve LCMT-logement-aanbod. Richting mei 2021 is het via LCMT (Biking Events) te boeken logement dus beperkt tot het ADEPS-center en Olympisch hotel “La Fraineuse”.
2) Wat zal het logement mij kosten als ik in La Fraineuse (het ADEPS-center) wens te logeren?
Hangt af van type logement. Zo is er een onderscheid tussen het ‘Olympisch hotel’ (met bediening aan de tafels in het restaurant) en de chalets of basiskamers (ander gebouw buffetvorm daar wat maaltijden betreft).
Prijzen zullen variëren van 80 tot 110 EUR (2 nachten half pension p.p.) of in geval van 3 nachten-verblijf (combi-tour of vrije keuze om extra nacht incl. extra diner): 150 à 190 EUR.
Prijs varieert ook van het feit of je kamer met 2 personen boekt dan wel ruimere bezetting aanvaardt. Chalets bevatten bv. 6 bedden. Het wordt evenwel toegestaan om slechts 4 personen in chalets of 6-bedden-kamers te boeken.
Omgekeerd is SINGLE-room ook mogelijk mits betalen van een toeslag. Dit laatste zullen we als organiserende tussenpersoon slechts toestaan in beperkte mate, ten einde het aantal beschikare 2 persoonskamers eerst aan zoveel mogelijk deelnemers beschikbaar te stellen.
3) Vanaf wanneer kan er logement geboekt worden?
We zijn de laatste hand aan het leggen aan een boekingsformulier. Om overboekingen te vermijden zullen we de LCMT-deelnemers van 2020 die hun ticket het eerst correct hebben over gezet de eerste keus geven om logement in La Fraineuse te boeken. We zullen via directe e-mail het eerste contingent deelnemers dat in aanmerking komt aanspreken. Indien er dan nog bedden/kamers over blijven contacteren we een volgend contingent LCMT-ingeschrevenen. Vol = vol natuurlijk.
4) Welke service in La Fraineuse? Blijven de vaste waarden van de LCMT aan boord, zoals bv. kiné-service?
Er zal opnieuw een massage-team + dokter aanwezig zijn. De kiné-service zal ofwel plaatsvinden in de sporthal, waar tevens de permanentie, bike-wash, douches en kleedkamers (voor wie niet in La Fraineuse verbijft) zijn gevestigd.
Er is ruime parking voor wagens ter plaatse en in directe omgeving. Wie dus niet in La Fraineuse logeert kan dagelijks in de nabijheid de eigen wagen parkeren, indien u de afstand van uw accommodatie tot de start NIET per fiets wenst te doen.
Verder voorzien we een veilige (en bewaakte) opslagplaats voor de fietsen. Het blijft evenwel uw persoonlijke beslissing om op de LCMT-fietsbewaking (ook ’s nachts) beroep te doen.
Wat het avondeten betreft, zullen we als organisator in direct contact treden met de chefs van de keuken. We zullen geschikte menu’s helpen samenstellen. De aangeboden maaltijden genieten een uitstekende reputatie. Niettemin waken we erover dat u als deelnemer zowel de verwachte kwaliteit en kwantiteit mag tegemoet zien.
5) Indien corona alles wat op de lange baan blijft schuiven, wanneer meer concrete zekerheid richting mei 2021?
Het blijft inderdaad nog even koffiedik kijken. Alle autoriteiten – ook voor het goedkeuren van parcours-aanvragen – houden de boot wat af. Biking Events vzw heeft al veel voorbereid richting LCMT vanuit Spa, maar directe en concrete meetings ter plaatse, dat ligt veelal nog moeilijk. We mailen en bellen en leggen waar mogelijk reeds de nodige contacten. We proberen er nu van uit te gaan dat de LCMT 2021 kan plaatsvinden tijdens de lente van 2021. En dat we intussen alles in gereedheid brengen hiervoor. Maar zelfs bij de Wielerbond laat men weten dat het dit jaar allemaal wat trager dan gewoonlijk gaat. Omdat men ook daar nog niet weet of het samenstellen van een wielerkalender au grand complet wel zinvol is voor 2021. Wordt dus allemaal vervolgd (en opgevolgd).
6) Hoe zit dat nu met de triathlon-formule?
De enquête onder de reeds ingeschreven LCMT-triathlon deelnemers gaf een verdeeld beeld: ene helft zou liefst de 4 dagen formule met ook 1 dag mountainbike behouden… Andere helft ziet meer heil in 3 dagen triathlon en alleen nog op de koersfiets. Dus samen laten vallen met de LCMT CYCLO.
In dat geval elke dag zwemmen en dus een meer faire "triathlon"verdeling van de 3 disciplines. We hebben om die reden beslist om voor 2021 gevolg te geven aan deze laatste optie. Allen die al betaald hadden en ingeschreven waren voor de 4-daagse van 2020 krijgen een deel terug betaald (1 dag minder = goedkoper). Maar zij krijgen ook de kans om hun inschrijving al dan niet te behouden of zelfs om te zetten naar iets anders (bv. cross-duathlon) mochten ze persoonlijk niet zo happy zijn met de inkorting van het aantal dagen + wegvallen van een MTB-dag. Anderzijds, zij die toch graag een dag langer willen blijven om ook te mountainbiken, mogen dit vanzelfsprekend doen! Maar dit zal geen invloed meer hebben op het eindklassement van de triathlon-competitie.
Elke reeds ingeschreven triatleet wordt nu door de organisatie gecontacteerd en mag als reply op deze mail de persoonlijke voorkeur bekend maken.
Voor de volledigheid: er zal 1 afstandsformule zijn. Programma zal voor allen vast liggen en wordt eerstdaags geactualiseerd op de website aan de hand van 3-dagen-formule. Op dag 1 en 2 zal de 'large'-fietsafstand voor de triatleten van toepassing zijn. Op dag 3 de langste afstand van de CYCLO.
We zijn ervan overtuigd dat het de moeite waard is om in 2021 voor een 3-daagse triathlon-formule in Spa te opteren om zo bijkomend nieuwe triatleten aan te trekken en dit format zo ook alle kansen op voortzetting in de toekomst te gunnen.
7) Kan ik nog van formule veranderen als ik in 2020 al ingeschreven was?
Iedere deelnemer (ook nieuw ingeschrevenen) zal tot 6 weken voor de start (= begin april) de kans hebben om desgewenst een andere formule te kiezen. Competitief of recreatief, cyclo of off-road… Alles is inwisselbaar mits eventuele upgrades.
Foto: kamer in het Olympisch hotel van La Fraineuse
Newsletter 18 March: Time to order your LCMT-outfit!
We have prepared the new collection of LCMT-cycle wear! Have a look on the picture down below.
Whether you are in for competition and so obtaining the leaders shirt, or take no risk and order this magnificent cycling shirt online using the Bio-Racer/LCMT-webshop! Top quality of Bio-Racer and a very tastful design! Also customized with your name on the back-side of the jersey.
Use this link to find your suitable cyclewear - the webshop will be open till 30 March!:
Another souvenir - which ALL participants will receive as a gift - is the souvenir-T-shirt! All you need to do here is fill in your size and whether you are masculin or feminin. Use this Link for the LCMT-souvenir-T-shirt
Newsletter 5 May '19: your size for the T-shirt, choosing dinner in big tent? and other practical info!
Here is the English version!
The LCMT is
getting closer. A while ago you got a newsletter containing the question to
your own souvenir t-shirt. This t-shirt is a classic but also unique gift for
any LCMT participant. If you have not already passed the required size, then
this may still up to 8 may by in the t-shirt-link to open this form. Please
note: after May 8, can no longer be your size and you get a t-shirt that we
have in stock.
Supper in large tent by the RESC Houffaloise soccer stadium
Many participants this year not staying in the hotel but booked a gite or holiday cottage. There are also participants who stay in mobile homes. We know in these people the opportunity to take dinner at the start/finish zone. We provide together with the local football club in an excellent bar and catering. There will be a large tent next to the football stadium. A local caterer is responsible for delicious and sumptuous meals. The meals must be reserved in advance. Dinner keeps going by starting from 18 h 45. The price is €17 per person per night including dessert. Only drink is not included but will be at a very reasonable price available in the football club run by the ' bar '.
Subscribe for dinners using this link: pick your LCMT-dinner! You get afterwards the deposited amount confirmation. In the start package provided at the inscriptions the paid food coupons will be attached.
è cost for 2 dinners:
EUR 34 (at the latest on May 24, your payment by bank transfer ougt to be
è for 3 dinners you will pay 51 EUR (e.g. triathlon, Combi-tour or if you wish to dine ' evening before ' already on Thursday...)
Thursday 30 may:
Ø evening buffet with cold vegetables
Ø lasagna maison
Ø penne carbonnarra
Ø macaroni with vegetables and tomato sauce
Ø French bread
Ø chocolate mousse
Ø evening buffet with cold vegetables and cold pasta
Ø paella with vegetables, cod, prawns, chicken, chorizo
Ø French bread
Ø fruit salad
Saturday 1 June:
Ø evening buffet with cold vegetables and cold pasta
Ø grilled ham with brown sauce
Ø dish of mixed vegetables
Ø panna cota with raspberries
What distances do you choose? XL, large or medium?
And because we hope to gather now all preparational feedback from you, we ask you to indicate what distance you want to bike daily. That is certainly for the practical organisation of the CHRONO-formulas of importance. CLICK ON THIS LINK: CHOOSE DISTANCE
Please note that who has chosen “CHRONO”, you will only be classfied in the FINAL STANDINGS if you cycled/biked each stage for either “XL” or either “Large”. Who switches between XL and large may get a ranking of the day, but obviously not in a ' final score '. For the rest we would like to know the estimated number of cyclists/bikers per distance in function of splitting our supplies along the trail.
a number of practical guidelines, which you soon will receive again also in your info-Road book (digitally sent a few days before the start).
Ø Bike Parking: to 19 h on the football field, afterwards at vayamundo
Ø massage: to 19 h on the football field, afterwards at vayamundo
Ø Bicycle mechanics of FietsSOS and Bicycle-Fix! See the message on the facebook page of Saturday 4 may as well as under ' partners ' (sponsors) a word of explanation.
Ø doctor: between 6 pm and 7 pm + also after 8.30 pm there is consultation possible at hotel Vayamundo (room next to the massage on the ground floor)
Ø Bicycle cleaning: in two places possible, directly to the finish to the football stadium as well as still at Hotel Vayamundo
Ø showers: the accommodation of RESC Houffaloise football club and if you stay in hotel in your room of course. Please note: hotel requires an extra amount if you still want to keep the room in the afternoon on the final day. You better arrange this with the front desk at Vayamundo.
Newsletter LCMT 2019 - 10 March '19
See also the video that we made about the new and spacious start/finish environment on and around the football stadium of RESC Houffaloise!
Practical arrangements are already made in and around Houffalize:
- the new start/finish location will be built with a large tent (300 seats capacity): all registration packets can be picked up there + the space is also used for buffet dinner in the evening and breakfast in the morning.
- pre-register will of course be necessary to an estimate to the caterer
- Anyway 2 menus per night from which one can choose, this is certainly a response to the participants who are not staying at the hotel Vayamundo see also the motor-home campers.
- motorhome users: we still have a lot of place! To the cost of the electricity group pressing we ask a contribution of 15 to max. 20 EUR per day. The price drops as more mobile homes will be present. At least 1 month before we will know that price. Included here also: use of water (football stadium) and toilets/showers (in football stadium).
- There will come very soon a survey in which you shall be asked you what your options are around whether or not participate in the buffet, the same as for the final choices with or without time recording, formula (cyclo, mtb, etc ...) and distant choice (especially important if you wish time recordings). For all these issues we give you a deadline to which we want to know your answer around these issues.
Further in that survey we ask you also to pass your t-shirt-size selection.
Meanwhile, the leader's jersey design for the CROSS-DUATHLON classification has been created: it is a pristine white shirt with Navy Blue top. Compare to the MTB-yellow leader's Jersey, but the gold is here virgin-white.
We are also proud to announce the soon coming introduction of the first real LCMT-café: the BIKING BOX, a bicycle experience center including bar, tearoom and rental pick-up location in Ypres nearby the famous Menin Gate Memorial (Last Post). All participants of LCMT will be invited to come and visit us on several occasions. We have started up also a crowdfunding hoping in this way to finish the work of having this building ready for its future destination a bit faster. Use this LINK to learn all about it! And we thank you already for your support. But don’t worry, our rewards are pretty well!
Book your hotel now (final days of exclusivity for LCMT-riders)
You can also park your mobilhome at the finish-zone + the organisation will provide each day superb 'sporting dinner' in the LCMT-buffet!
As for the current still available tickets for the LCMT-events itself, it's getting close also: only 20 remaining MTB-tickets and 50 road tour tickets available now...
Latest video here!
More videos about coming LCMT HERE
FAQ: How daily starts will be organized? (+ video presentation LCMT2019)
Escorted by police & organisation vehicles from hotel towards daily official start
Riders staying at the hotel Vayamundo are given the facility to cycle with the group at a leisurely pace to official starting point, the RESC Houffaloise football stadium. The organisation provides safe guidance in consultation with local police. We cycle through the center of Houffalize, avoiding the steap St.-Roch climbing and following the main road 'Rue de Bastogne', till we go back right arriving at the football stadium. A good warming up! Daily departure : 30 minutes before official start from car parking nearby hotel Vayamundo. Riders who stay elsewhere of course may join the group! Still everybody is free to make it at the official start by his/her own means (even using your car as there is enough parking nearby the stadium).
Shortcut to start with Saint-Roch climbing (112 ascent meters) is a matter of personal choice (2,3 km 'shorter').
This group escorted warming up ride will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Still a bit of time left to install yourself in the start-boxes.
Start boxes, what?
Especially for the mountainbike contest we work with start boxes. First day = 50 first registrated mountainbikers + top 10 of last year's edition in BOX 1. They start behind organisation and police cars on a neutralized downhill (big road), before going left and climbing the Saint-Roch hill. On that moment OFFICIAL START will be given. In the mean time second group follows a minute later also behind ORGANISATION CAR. But this group will have closed the gap with Group 1 just before starting the climbing of Saint-Roch.
Finally BOX 3 = all fun-bikers (no competition): as a fun-biker you are allowed to start with group 2. Or you stay in BOX 3, waiting until first passage (after Saint-Roch) of the others. On that moment all fun-mountainbikers can follow the competition bikers, without having done the steap Saint-Roch climbing.
On day 2 and day 3 BOX 1 will be filled up according to your general standings!
How does daily start procedure works for ROADTOUR-riders?
On day 1 and 3, the stage starts straight south-east or south-west,immediately along smoothly up and down roads. No 'steap' wall-climbing in the start! On day 2, the whole group goes down back to Houffalize center behind ORGANISATION & POLICE cars. Afther having crossed Houffalize town, official start will be given once we are on the road up to La Roche.
How does it work if you are a CROSS-DUATLETE?
Cross-duathlon is part of the 3 days mountainbike tour. All cross-duatletes start 5 minutes before official start of MOUNTAINBIKE-tour is given. Thev have a 6 km trial run to do first. After getting back at the finish/startzone, they pick up their mountainbikes in a guarded parking box and they start the LARGE-stage (not the XL-distances!). After the biking part another trial run of 6 km has to be done.
more detailed info under the webpage INFO/GENERAL INFO)
Thanks to all riders, bikers, but also to our crew members and sponsors! Up to LCMT 2018 (20nd edition)!
We can announce already that although we do not think it still can be 'hotter' after this year's edition, the 2018 LCMT (10 - 13 May) will be great again.
All riders will receive a digital inquiry in which you can give your opinion on several services. As a matter of fact, if less is more, we are convinced that our next step will be a bit less work for current people who run this event during the whole year and put their shoulders under the whole package during the 4 days. So we will start up the searching for a few extra high quality assistants who can take over some of the responsabilties. You can help us to keep up this already high standards by spreading the news. As for the competition riders we apologize not being able to publish the final results on day 3. Some technical problems with the time registrations urged us to wait another night before launching this online. We also will consider this aspect as a priority for our competition tour. It's an aspect that needs to be outsourced completely, so we only co-operate with a time registration company that does take this in a 100% engagement.
Do you still have to finish your payment? How to log in and check your data?
- Button 'to subscribe' or go straight to www.lcmt.bike
- Use your e-mailaddress (the one you used to subscribe) + password
- Lost your password? Ask a new one -->will be sent automatically to your mailbox
- You have access again to verify what you wanted. And you can see also if your payment has been verified by us (status!)
- If it seems something is not as you thought to have asked for, contact us! Also if something must be changed. Only our 'admin' has the facility to modify anything on your participation.
- What can be done by you? If you are main-booker, it's only you that has the power to add another cyclist under your name.
Do I choose for mountainbike, road cycling of both? Or even triathlon or cross-duathlon!
3 more options are now to be considered: the 'combination tour', whicht is on day 1 & 3 = use your road bicycle; on day 2 & 4 = go on your mountainbike!
Or you may ride the 4 days triathlon "King of the Ardennes": running, swimming and 3 days road cycling + final day on the mountainbike!
Now to complete our story we added the cross-duathlon: 3 days mountainbike, but also 2 times a day a trail run is waiting for you! Make a choice and achieve your personal goals!
Wat wordt het straks voor jou?
- MOUNTAINBIKE: 3-daagse 31/5 - 2/6 keuzes uit COMPETITIE XL-afstand, COMPETITIE 'large-afstand' en RECREATIEF (XL, Large of Medium-afstand)
- CYCLO: weg-3-daagse 30/5 - 1/6 keuze uit CHRONO (goud - zilver - brons) XL-afstand of Large-afstand en RECREATIEF (XL, Large of Medium-afstand)
- COMBI-TOUR: vierdaagse 30/5 - 2/6 enkel COMPETITIEF XL-afstand (dag 1 en 3 op de koersfiets, dag 2 en 4 op de mountainbike, laatste dag wel slechts de 'large'-mtb)
- TRIATHLON: vierdaagse 30/5 - 2/6 enkel COMPETITIEF maar 2 afstandkeuzes zijnde XL-triathlon en 'Large'-triathlon (bij dit laatste fiets je 3 dagen 'Large'-cyclo). 3 dagen op de koersfiets, laatste dag 'Large'-MTB, aangevuld met loop- en zwemproeven (details onder triathlon-pagina).
- CROSS-DUATHLON: 3-daagse 31/5 - 2/6 enkel COMPETITIEF, dagelijks eerst 6 km lopen, dan de 'Large-MTB-etappe' en finaal nog eens 6 km lopen.
How to arrange lodgings?
With or without our hotel formula? This is entirely up to you! Go to our REGISTER page. First things first = to subscribe for our cycling & mountainbike tour, make a choice whether you want to mountainbike, cycle on road bike. Or perhaps you prefer the 'combi'-formula, the challenge of triathlon or cross-duathlon.
Also to be mentionned under mountainbike or road tour: with or without timings.
For your lodgings, several options available, but most participants will first check facilities in Vayamundo Hotel in Houffalize. This hotel will keep all rooms 'exclusively' for LCMT-riders untill 30 November only.
Of course, it's also possible to arrange your own lodgings elsewhere. Anyway, one can subscribe only till the LCMT is fully booked (600 tickets). By subscribing before New Yearsday, you are allowed only to pay a 100 EUR downpayment. The rest can be done before end of February. Cancelling is still possible, read our special terms on that particular subject in 'regulations' (under INFO).
What kind of a cyclist am I?
If you can say YES to one of the following describings, the LCMT is certainly typecasted for you!
- Competitive cyclist and having a good basic condition & well trained? --> choose XL-rides with or without time registration
- Recreative biker but pretty well trained and you are kicking on climbings (and downhills)? --> choose the XL or why not someday a Large-track >
- You kick on competition but on shorter distances? --> from now on also the 'large'-distance in our mountainbike tour will result in a seperate ranking. Same story for our triathlon!
- Recreative biker with busy job and sometimes a lack of training time? --> use the LCMT tour to get in your best shape again! --> go for ‘medium’-distances or perhaps the 'large'-stages!