The BXL TOUR is an individual cycling race open to semi-professionals and cycling enthusiasts. Each participant must behave appropriately in all circumstances, demonstrate fair play, and loyally contribute to the sporting success of the event, with joy and good humour. Any assault, threat, insult, indecent behaviour or endangering of others is therefore strictly forbidden.
Registration is performed via the Chronorace website and will only be validated after receipt of the registration fee.
The registration is nominative but can only be transferred to a third party if an express request to this effect is made by email to the Organisation at least 10 calendar days before the start of the race at , mentioning the identity of the third party to whom the registration is transferred.
After this period, the Organisation cannot guarantee a response to the request, and this will not give rise to a refund of the registration fee. The registration fee will only be refunded in the event of inability to participate in the race for medical reasons as evidenced by a medical certificate and subject to the following requirements.
This certificate should be sent by email to at the latest 2 calendar days before the start of the race and must have been drawn up at least one week before it is sent. In this case, however, a contribution to the administration costs of 5 euros will be deducted from the reimbursement of the registration fee.
By registering, each participant acknowledges that they have read these Rules and undertake to respect them.
In order to be ranked, each participant must complete the entire race on their own bike, using their own power and without the help of anyone else. The finish line may be crossed on foot, but each cyclist must be accompanied by their own bike. The timing is performed by an accurate electronic timing device and the results are reported in minutes and seconds.
Each participant in the BXL TOUR must attach their numbered plate securely and visibly to the front of their bicycle. The ranking of the event may be corrected by the organisation within 30 days of the end of the race should material errors in the recording of the running order of the riders arise. The numbered plate must not be bent, otherwise the chip will not function properly.
Each participant must have their own equipment and is personally responsible for it. The use of a well-maintained and functioning bicycle is mandatory (inflated tyres, efficient braking system, etc.). A rigid safety helmet must be worn throughout the entire race, from the start to the finish line, and must be properly fitted on the head and held in place with a sufficiently tight chinstrap. Participation will be refused if the participant does not have a helmet.
Glass containers, fixed gear bicycles, electrically assisted bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, child seats, trailers, cargo bicycles, recumbent bicycles and time trial bicycles are not permitted. Extenders are also prohibited, as is the use of the forearms as a support on the handlebars. Electrically assisted bicycles are only allowed in the RIDE category.
Hand bikes, tricycles, reclining bikes and tandems are only allowed for licensed persons with reduced mobility. Hand bikes must be equipped with a flag or pennant indicating their presence, attached to the end of a strong, flexible rod at least 1.5m above the ground. Any participant not respecting the above-mentioned instructions may be refused access to the starting area and/or be disqualified from the race.
The 40km route will be a “road” type of circuit (asphalt or cobblestone) and will be fully marked. The Organization reserves the right to modify the route. Participants must follow the route and may not take any shortcuts, which would result in immediate disqualification. Intermediate timing mats will be set up to prevent any attempt at fraud.
The participants undertake to comply with the Organization’s instructions from the moment they enter the start area, throughout the route, and until they leave the finish area.
The rules of the road will only be applied if a participant is overtaken by the broom wagon and is therefore in traffic (out of the race).
Being in good health is essential to take part in the race. This is why the Organization recommends a preventive medical examination by a qualified sports doctor.
Each participant is responsible for their own equipment and for any accidents they cause. If a participant behaves inappropriately towards another participant, the latter may file a complaint with the police at the police station of their choice.
The Organization shall not be held liable for:
Each participant in the BXL TOUR understands that their personal data collected as part of the said registration is processed by the Organisation for the management and organisation of the event and in order to send them information relating to the event and all related activities which will be organised there. If they have given their consent, their data will also be used to send them newsletters or invitations about sports events organised by the Organisation. The above-mentioned data will be retained for this purpose for 5 years. The person may unsubscribe from these communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link included in the communication.
Participants will be photographed and/or filmed during the event. The Organisation may process these images in the context of its legitimate interest in promoting BXL TOUR, or the other events it organises, on the website, the social networks of the events organised by the association or on any other medium (paper, film, video, etc). Participants expressly agree to the use of their image by the Organisation for the promotion of its events only or in the context of the relationship or presentation of the event, without receiving compensation on this score. The use of the image is limited to the use by the Organiser, without any sale to third parties. Participants have the right to object to the use of their image for the purposes mentioned above by sending an email to .
This category, limited to 200 participants, is exclusively reserved for cyclists who are (at least) 19 years old in the year of the event and are used to semi-professional races (peloton speed estimated at 45km/h). Membership of a recognised cycling federation is highly recommended. Participants with a UCI licence an FCWB licence, and a Belgian triathlon licence will benefit from a €3 reduction on the registration fee (the membership card with the licence number and the category must be attached to the registration).
MASTER cyclists will need a racing bib and a numbered plate. and a transponder. These essential race accessories may be collected on site on the day. The first person to cross the finish line will be crowned the winner of the MASTER category. In case of doubt, the Organization will use the photo finish.
The ranking of the participants in the MASTER category will be distributed as follows: Women’s Master and Men’s Master.
A mobile technical support service is provided for the MASTER category only. Several vehicles will therefore follow the race and provide assistance to those who may need it, in so far as possible.
This category is open to anyone who is at least 12 years old and can guarantee a minimum average speed of 20 km/h. At the time of registration, participants in the CYCLO category will be asked to estimate their average speed, which will determine their start time.
Participants with a UCI licence, an FCWB licence and a Belgian triathlon licence will benefit from a 3€ reduction on the registration fee (the membership card with the licence number and the category must be attached to the registration).
The first person to cross the finish line will be crowned the winner of the CYCLO category and will occupy the top step of the podium. In case of doubt, the Organization will use the photo finish. The ranking of the participants in the CYCLO category will nevertheless be established on the basis of time (stopwatch) and distributed as follows: Women’s & Men’s Cyclo.
Technical stands will be available (free of charge) in the start and finish area. No technical assistance will be provided on the route for the CYCLO category, since each rider is responsible for their own equipment. Therefore, anyone who does not have the means to solve a technical problem (flat tyre, broken chain, etc.) can either wait for the broom wagon (which will take them to the finish area) or leave the race.
Participants in the CYCLO category who have not been able to reach the minimum average speed required (20km/h) will have their route reduced by 8 km, which will bring the total distance of their parcours to 32 km (instead of the 40 km initially planned). This will be made possible by means of a bypass system, which will be present at the 24th kilometre.
This category is open to anyone aged at least 12years old and able to who wants a leisurely cycle and who can guarantee an average speed of at least 16 km/h. The route for the RIDE category is identical to that of the other categories, except for its length. It will be 32 km long (the 8 km round trip on the Avenue de Vilvorde is not part of the route).
There will be no podium or ranking for this category.
Technical stands will be available (free of charge) in the start and finish area. No technical assistance will be provided on the route for the RIDE category, since each rider is responsible for their own equipment. Therefore, anyone who does not have the means to solve a technical problem (flat tyre, broken chain, etc.) can either wait for the broom wagon (which will take them to the finish area) or leave the race.
Participants in the RIDE category who fail to meet the minimum average speed required (16km/h) may either ride in the broom wagon to the finish area or leave the race.
At the Atomium.
A festive village full of activities will welcome you.
Place des Palais, access via the Brussels Park.
The departures are scheduled between 9am and 9.50am.
In order to facilitate departures, it is important that you do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your start time.
Coffee by Dolce Gusto for everyone who needs an extra boost!
Each participant must take notice of and comply with the regulations.
Helmets must be worn. Participation will be refused if the participant isn’t wearing a helmet
Plate number with timing chip attached to the front of the bike.
The course is entirely marked and supervised by the organization with the help of the police, flagmen (fixed and mobile), race vehicles (green flag, red flag, broom truck, …). support vehicles, a race director, supervising staff and marshals…
Toilets, water fountains and technical stands (minor repairs) will be available at the start and finish.
A free mobile locker service will be available. You will be able to drop off your belongings in the departure area and pick them up in the arrival area (starting around 10:30 am)
There are several route options for persons with reduced mobility:
40 km: enter the CYCLO category
Start from Place des Palais at around 9:30am
To help us stage a mass start, please select the 25–30 km/h category only in the “Start Box” field when you register
This option requires you to have a UCI licence.
32km: enter the RIDE category
Start from Place des Palais at around 9:50am
E-bikes are permitted.
This option requires you to have a UCI licence
Hand bikes, tricycles, reclining bikes and tandems are only allowed for licensed persons with reduced mobility. Hand bikes must be equipped with a flag or pennant indicating their presence, attached to the end of a strong, flexible rod at least 1.5m above the ground. Read all the regulations.
Want to participate with your friends or family?
Come and experience a fun and sporting moment by registering as a group.
In addition to the individual ranking, the groups will be included in a separate ranking. By giving the best of yourself, you will be able to find yourself in 2 classifications, and this for the first 2 categories.
Team spirit will be very important!
Moreover, groups (min. 5 persons) benefit from a reduced price.
Individual participants need a number plate to be fixed clearly to the front of the bike handlebars without bending it. Masters must collect this essential item on the race day in the Parc de Bruxelles (at the start). The cyclo and rider categories must collect their plates between 19/05/23 and 17/06/23, on presentation of the e-ticket received by email a few weeks before the race.
The collection points of the plates are :
Attention! Groups, group leaders, can only collect their numbered plates between 5/06/23 and 16/06/23 from Brussels Major Events: Rue de la Madeleine 51, 1000 Brussels, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Master (m&w) based on the photo finish
Cyclo (m&w) based on timings
Sprint: A 1.5km sprint will be held in front of the castle of Laeken. One ranking will be made with the timings of the Masters and Cyclos.
Group classification: From 5 persons onwards you can register as a group for the BXL TOUR. The 5 best timings of your group will be accumulated and will define your group time. A ranking is made of the timings of the Master and Cyclo groups.
For the fourth year in a row and with the aim of supporting women’s sports, this project brings together twenty or so women from Brussels to learn how to cycle. The aim is to get them involved in the preparation of the BXL TOUR and to participate and finish the race. This enriching and fun experience also allowes them to familiarise themselves with this growing means of active mobility.
Various Brussels associations active in the field of cycling provide the training programme, which gives the participants the theoretical and practical means to cross the finishing line!
In addition to being an important lever for good physical and mental health, sport unifies, levels out disparities and brings people together.
It is therefore essential that it serve integration and citizen participation.
This initiative also shows the positive evolution of women’s sport in Brussels.
A secure bike park will be available free of charge from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (code system to be received by SMS to access the car park), so that you can enjoy the finish village entertainment (concert, circus arts, etc.) throughout the afternoon.
Follow the steps below to access it:
You like cycling and you like Brussels? Did you participate in the BXL TOUR before or are you participating for the first time this year? Then our BXL TOUR merchandising is definitely something that might interest you!
Read carefully where and when the different items are available.
While the black jersey is still exclusive to winners, the white version is available as a collector’s item for everyone. Don’t hesitate any longer and make yourself recognizable on the road as a BXL TOUR fan!
Helmet off and BXL TOUR cap on, that’s how you can enjoy the BXL TOUR! Or after another fun bike ride in preparation of the best Brussels race of the year! Our Unisex and unisize cap looks great on everyone’s head!
– Free for the first participants who pick up their numbered plate in one of the pickup points.
– Available at the merch booth at the arrival for 5 euros. (Until stock runs out)
– Not available online
The best way to reminisce together at the finish, under the Atomium, is with a drink in hand! First ride the BXL TOUR, then drink a BXL TOUR together!
Since many participants like to drink a beer to celebrate their performance, we made a beer with the brewery Drink-Drink!
The beer :
The BXL TOUR designed just for you is a light IPA de 4,2%. Ingredients :
*From organic farming
IBU : 23 EBC : 8
The brewery :
Drink-Drink! is a project of 3 people from Brussels who met in school. They now decided to merge two of their passions: beer and cycling. Discover more info about the brewery here.
This year, the BXL TOUR has its own beer, brewed with love especially for you, in collaboration with the Brussels brewery Drink Drink!
This IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is a light beer (4.2%) of high fermentation, organically grown and composed of malt, barley, hops, yeast, and G water.
Drink-Drink is a project of three Brussels residents who met at school and decided to merge two of their common passions: beer and cycling.
You will soon be able to discover the beautiful label of the BXL TOUR on our social media.
The BXL TOUR will be the ideal way to cool off after the race!
Starting 10 April, you can find the BXL TOUR on “My beer box” and at the following places: Malt Attack, La Perruche, Amère à boire, Pédalo, Belgopop, Épicerie Horta, Bloum, Chez Marie, Smala, Comptoir Belge, Made in Anderlecht, Wandercoop, Walvis, Le Gist, Fernand Obb and Dekkera.
This year the BXL TOUR collaborates with the BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR!
For the first time the five-day UCI ProSeries cycling race through Belgium will end with a stage in and around Brussels. The finish will be under the Atomium, same as the BXL TOUR.
The collaboration between these 2 great events will be the occasion for amateurs, semi-professionals, and the greatest champions of the world to meet at the finish village for the award ceremony.
18 June will be dedicated to bicycle lovers, a festive day in our capital, for the participants as well as spectators!
To make the race even more attractive, starting this year there is the INTERSPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! Register as a team and compete together for the team prize! The ranking is calculated based on the time of the 5 fastest riders of your team.
To make the race even more exciting, there’sl also the “BALOISE SPRINT”, a 1500m sprint segment on the Avenue du Parc Royal, between the Parvis Notre Dame and the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken.
In addition to these two prizes, all cyclists in the Master or Cyclo category will be automatically timed individually for the general classification. You will thus have the opportunity to qualify 3 times. As a team or solo, it’s up to you to take on your own challenge!
For the third consecutive year, the trophies of the BXL TOUR are made from the wood of the splendid Christmas tree of the Grand Place.
In a permanent concern for sustainability, this wood is reused to produce and give life to different objects such as boards of swings, furniture for the City’s events or the Bxl Tour trophies!
The base of the trophy is an A4 board made of fir wood on which a visual created by the Brussels collective Louves (www.louves.be) is laser printed in color.
Each trophy includes the category for which the participant wins the prize and is signed by the godfather of the race, our dear Eddy Merckx!
For World Bicycle Day on Saturday 3rd of June, the BXL TOUR and Westland Shopping are putting out a challenge to cyclists from all over Brussels!
Are you ready for the BXL TOUR? Come and prove it and try to win a free ticket for the race and lots of other prizes. Show us that you’re the best in your category or simply come and test your legs on Intersport’s home-trainers!
For the home-trainer competition, three categories will be able to take part: young people aged 12-18 / men / women. 200 BXL TOUR caps will be given to the first participants and five winners per category will receive a surprise gift pack (BXL TOUR ticket, Westland Shopping gift card, etc.).
For the curious ones out there, there will also be a BMX demonstration, a bike repair stand, a BMX and bike initiation course, DJ entertainment and a BXL TOUR info point.
From 1pm to 5pm
At Westland Shopping, Bd Sylvain Dupuis 433, 1070 Anderlecht
Average min. speed: 40km/h
Min. age: 19 years old (or turn 19 in the year of the event)
Ranking: based on photo finish