Ename Classic - March
When? Sunday March 10, 2019
How far? 30, 88, 117 or 152km
Start Location? Herzele, Belgium
Type of ride? A great start to the season in the Flemish Ardennes. Some climbing (1,620m, in the 152km version); some cobbles (the 2019 version has one 700m cobbled section). This cobbled section (known as the Jagerij in Oudenaarde) is also included in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad race. You also climb the Nokere Berg, always a key section in the Belgian semi-classic Nokere Koers. This is a well-organised event, with a pleasantly relaxed Belgian atmosphere. You get a bottle of Ename beer after finishing. But you can also get a free beer along the way, as you pass the Ename Brewery en route! A no-stress tour to get the legs woken up for the season ahead.
Price? €13 early bird, €16 on the day for 117 kms or 152 kms.
Website: Ename Classic