Vélomédiane concept 2020

The Vélomediane C. CRIQUELION as a mass-event has unfortunately been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. BUT! A new concept has now been set up to support the organisation’s health and let us organise our challenge while completely respecting sanitary measures! Here’s how it will go:

Register for the challenge starting from June 20 on the LARSSIE registration platform via our website www.velomediane.com and you can choose between :

  • The Vélomédiane (35% of newly defined routes!)
  • La Petite Crique

Both challenges can be done individually or in small groups of maximum 20 people, from July 1 until August 29 2020.

After your registration, your enveloppe with a numbered frame plate to fix on your bike will be available for retrieval at the tourism office of La Roche-en-Ardenne (Bureau du Tourisme de La Roche-en-Ardenne). Please note that the opening hours are 9.30 AM until 5.00 PM. You will then also receive your GPX per email that you would simply need to install on your GPS device, starting from June 30, and you will be all set!

Please note that you need to have a STRAVA account set up. If you don’t have one yet, please create one (the two first months will be free!). Synchronise STRAVA and then mark your activity as ‘race/competition’. You would then need to send us a link of your STRAVA activity in an email, so that we can check your activity for establishing rankings.

It is also important for you to not leave the defined routes to avoid ranking errors. The starting point of the two challenges will be at the beginning of the “Grande Strument” street and will be signalled by Vélomédiane beach flags. The arrival will be at the Parc A Gibier of La Roche-en-Ardenne.

Water points will be available at the following places :

  • At the top of St-Roch’s hill climb at Houffalize at kilometre 34.5
  • On the road Val Du Pierreux, just at the beginning of the Col de la Haussire at kilometre 85
  • At the village of Trinal at kilometre 143
  • Just before the village of Ortho for the Petite Crique challenge at kilometre 48

With each registration you will also receive the following gift vouchers, valid until December 31 2020 :

  • A free gift offered by Ardenne Aventures : A kayak ride on the river or Adventure Park (1 paid ticket for 1 free ticket), on voucher presentation. ardenneaventures.com
  • A free gift offered by the Syndicat d’Initiative : A La Roche Castle visit or Parc A Gibier visit (1 paid ticket for 1 free ticket) on numbered frame plate presentation. chateaudelaroche.be, www.parce-gibier-laroche.be

We will publish the rankings on our website, that will be updated regularly, and diplomas will be available on demand per email.

It will be possible to rent a cloakroom with shower at the Floréal Club La Roche in the Criquélion Space, if sanitary conditions related to COVID-19 allow it.