For the second consecutive year, the project brought 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 was on around twenty girls.
Various Brussels-based cycling groups provided training to give female entrants the theoretical and practical skills they need.
Amal Amjahid, the eight-time world champion in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, joined field hockey champions Jill Boon and Emilie Sinia by offering a taste of their disciplines.
The City and organizers hoped to deliver an empowering and enjoyable experience so that participants would 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.