2021 UCI Road World Championships that are accessible to all!

Friday 06 August 2021

The 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders promise to be a great cycling festival. In less than two months’ time, many cycling fans will be standing on the side of the road between Knokke-Heist and Bruges on the one hand, and between Antwerp and Leuven on the other, cheering on the new world champions towards their rainbow jersey. Together with Inter, vzw WK 2021 is focusing on accessibility so that everyone can enjoy the cycling World Championships to the full. Including visitors with specific needs and requirements.

The start and finish locations in the host cities of Knokke-Heist, Bruges, Antwerp and Leuven will be made as accessible as possible. Attention is being paid to public transport, reserved parking spaces, elevated platforms, adapted sanitary facilities, and so on. For example, in Antwerp and Leuven, Flemish Sign Language interpreters and audio induction loops will also be present. In addition, in I Leuven there will even be a separate zone for the deaf and hearing impaired. Inter volunteers will also provide assistance to visitors with specific needs and requirements in every host city.

Would you like to make use of these facilities? If so, please fill in the application form no later than two weeks before your visit to the World Championships and email a document demonstrating your disability to flanders2021@inter.vlaanderen. We will then provide you with the necessary information and documents with which you can make use of the facilities. But please don’t delay, because the supply is limited. If you have questions about anything related to accessibility at the cycling World Championships, we are happy to help you - please send an email to flanders2021@inter.vlaanderen.

You can find more information about our facilities and how to request their use here.