Take part and support the fight against diabetes!
Our mission is to inspire society and make people realise anyone is capable of great performances, with or without limitations. You just need to focus on your possibilities instead of your limitations.
Diabetes is threatening to become a worldwide epidemic. By 2030 1 out of 10 people will have diabetes, which amounts to over a million people. These numbers are extremely worrying. Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of the disease, is mainly caused by an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
That's why we want to pay extra attention to diabetes and show that sportive achievements are perfectly achievable for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, with the required medical supervision. In addition we want to point out the preventative power of exercise in people with a increased risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Exercise is an essential component in both the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Support the fight against diabetes by adding 5 euro to your registration fee!
You also determine the unique atmosphere of the event!
People who are allowed to participate in the Retro Ronde:
- Riders with a vintage racing bike
- Cyclists on ordinary vintage bicycles (before 1987, no racing bike)
- Riders on fixed gear bicycles and single speeds of steel
If there are gears on your bike, the gear levers should be mounted on the frame. No gear shifters on the handlebar. Ordinary pedals or pedals with hooks & straps. No clipless pedals. Be in a retro outfit or replica outfit without modern accessories.
People who are only allowed to participate in the 40 km-track (start at 11.00 a.m.):
- Cyclists on recent vintage bikes in a vintage outfit.
- Special vehicles: original solex, derny,...
No retro bike? Rent one.
At B&B Hof ter Kammen in Oudenaarde you can rent a suitable retro bike. Contact them directly via www.hofterkammen.be.
The following persons are not allowed to participate:
- Racing bikes with gears on the handlebar and/or with clipless pedals
- Mountain bikes or electric bicycles
- Non- retro looking bikes
- Carbon bicycles or units
- Riding a retro bike, but without a retro-looking outfit
When registering for the event, you confirm to have read the regulations above.
In case of doubt, do not hesitate to send an email with a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite our special participation conditions, we recommend all participants to wear a modern crash helmet. Safety above all. Those that prefer a sausage helmet or cap, must realize that these may not provide adequate protection in the event of a possible crash.
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