Flanders 2021 Ride - Knokke-Heist - Brugge

Flanders 2021 Ride Knokke-Heist - Brugge 

On Saturday 18 September 2021, you will discover the most important parts of the World Championships time trial circuit with a variety of quiet and green roads in the Bruges Ommeland. Starting from Knokke-Heist or Bruges? You can choose between a short (37 km from Knokke-Heist and 30 km from Bruges) or a longer distance of 65 km. With an almost flat circuit, this World Championships cycle tour is the ideal experience for both young and old before the start of the time trials in the ensuing days!

The Flanders 2021 Ride Knokke-Heist - Brugge is an introduction to the time-trial circuit for recreational cyclists and the whole family! You can set off from Knokke-Heist and Bruges, with the official World Championships village of Damme as a resting point along the way.


Date: 18 September 2021

Start: Evenementenstrand Duinbergen

Distances: 37 & 65 km

Start: Free between 13h and 15h


Date: 18 September 2021

Start: Sint-Lodewijkscollege

Distances: 30 & 65 km

Start: free between 13h and 15h

The circuit and programme can still be adjusted in function of the World Championships races.

Practical information


  • Knokke : It is possible to park for free on the Zeedijk in front of the Directeur Generaal Willemspark. This can be done with your parking ticket, which will be delivered digitally the day before the event.
  • Bruges : Free parking is possible at the following locations:
    • Parking Jan Breydelstadion: Koning Leopold 3-laan, 8200 Brugge
    • Parking Magdalenastraat

You can find everything about mobility at the World Championships on our website. Tip: be sure to 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 are mandatory in the zones start - supply - finish. Also, sufficient distance must be kept at all times.



Start and finish in Knokke-Heist/ Evenementenstrand Duinbergen
37 km          EUR 15 
65 km          EUR 25 

Start and finish in Bruges: Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 30 8200 Brugge 
30 km          EUR 15 
65 km          EUR 25 

Registrations are open until 17/09 23h59. It's NOT possible to register on the day of the ride.

Children under 12 do not have to register and can take part in the tour free of charge.

The finish closes at 7.30 p.m.

General terms and conditions

Participation package

  • Extensive provisions on the way
  • Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
  • Technical assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Route map / marked circuit
  • Side plate
  • Unique World Championships experience!

The circuits will be published here as soon as they are available. The GPX file of your tour will be sent to you by email a few days before your participation.

©Jan D'Hondt
©Jan D'Hondt

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 website of Knokke-Heist and Bruges.


Good cause

Want to support the fight against cancer on your bike? Cycle with us, the “Gelijk nen Echte” team. Together with team leader Karl Vannieuwkerke, front woman Ine Beyen and front man Maarten Vangramberen, Kom op tegen Kanker wants to form the biggest cycling team against cancer! Join in and make an extra contribution with your registration without any obligations. In this way, you support the prevention projects of Kom op tegen Kanker, Official Charity Partner of the 2021 UCI Road World Championships.



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 send an email to info@flanders2021.com.