For the second consecutive year, the project is bringing young people together in Brussels to introduce them to cycling. The aim is to get them involved in preparations for BXL TOUR, taking part and finishing the race.
To support women’s sport, this year’s focus will be on around twenty girls.
From Saturday 7 August, various Brussels-based cycling groups will provide training to give female entrants the theoretical and practical skills they need.
Amal Amjahid, the eight-time world champion in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, will join field hockey champions Jill Boon and Emilie Sinia to offer a taster of their disciplines.
The City and organizers hope to deliver an empowering and enjoyable experience so that participants become more comfortable with cycling, a booming way of getting around and staying active, and discover other sports.
As well as being vital for physical and mental health, sport unites, breaks down barriers and brings us together. And so it makes an essential contribution to social inclusion and citizen participation.
The initiative also reflects a positive shift in local women’s sport.