Flanders 2021 Ride - Antwerpen

Flanders 2021 Ride Antwerpen

On 25 September 2021 you will explore the city of Antwerp by bike, which will be the setting for the start of the road races of the U23 men, elite women and Men Elite that week. Along the way, you will encounter four colourful UCI Road World Championships villages for the whole family. In those four squares you will find performances, activities and extra entertainment. This happening is the ideal opportunity to get to know Antwerp in an alternative and fun way! 

Practical information

  • 25 September 2021 between 1 p.m.and 5 p.m.
  • 10 km
    • A fully-marked circuit
    • An interactive tour
    • The circuit runs along the MAS, in Antwerp’s central park, at the Port House and to the Scheldekaai Zuid.
    • There is entertainment, food and there are activities and performances along the way!
    • You also pass the official start of the pros!
    • There is no start or finish. You can start your ride anywhere on the course.
  • For free
  • Registration is not necessary

The course and programme can still be adjusted in function of the World Championship races.

Practical information

For this fun afternoon, it is of course recommended to come by bike. If you do come by car, you can park in one of the many "Park & Ride" car parks in the city of Antwerp. From there, you can take your bike to the track.

You can find everything about mobility during Flanders 2021 on our website. Tip : use Google Maps or Waze for the quickest routes.


There will be no need to present a Covid Safety Ticket. This means that mouth masks will be mandatory in the 4 World Championships squares and you will have to take into account the distance rules there.

©Stad Antwerpen
©Stad Antwerpen


The route of about 10 kilometres takes you along different squares. Each square becomes a real theme park full of World Cup experiences. Follow the arrows and pass by the following beautiful locations.


Official starting arch in the Grote Markt Don't miss ou on this opportunity to ride through the official start gate just like the pros!
Port House Here you will be surprised by a multitude of activities for young and old. Are you a climber, would you like to ride on adapted bicycles are you interested in the fight against doping or do you want to experience many other sports activities? Then be sure to follow the route along the Port House!
MAS If you do come by bike, you should also do an official agility course on a bike. Then watch an exclusive performance by someone who can do anything on a bike? It is all possible in the shadow of the MAS.
Stadspark If you want to take a break from your bike ride, the Stadspark is the ideal place to do so. Design your own back number and come enjoy the pleasant performances.
Scheldekaai In this zone, you might need your dancing legs. In addition, the youngest among us can ride their own World Championships. Or would you rather climb the Moskesstraat yourself and win a prize?

Overnight accommodation

Looking for overnight accommodation during the World Championships week or want to start your cycle tour fully relaxed? Then be sure to visit the Antwerp website. 



The organisers advise everyone to avoid any form of strenuous physical activity for which they are not adequately prepared. Make sensible choices about the distance you ride and/or the pace you set for yourself. Anyone who aims to improve performance and compete at a high intensity should see a doctor or a specialised sports physician annually for a check-up.

There is no requirement to produce a medical certificate. It is up to the participant to decide how to use the information resulting from a medical check-up. The organisers cannot be held liable in this respect.

IMPORTANT: if you have symptoms of COVID-19, we ask you to stay at home!


Do you have a question?

Don't hesitate to email info@flanders2021.com