Flemish short report

2016-06-16 | Joeri

20160613-RDT from AVS on Vimeo.

New location

2016-05-09 | retro

Set your GPS on "Maagdendale". You can find parking along both banks of the Scheldt. On foot or by bike you are in no time on the other side by crossing one of the two bridges.

Win a steel Merckx bike!

2016-05-02 | retro

Merckx supports the 10th RetroRonde

We are pleased to announce that Eddy Merckx Cycles gives away a free bicycle during the 10th RetroRonde: the steel 'Roubaix 70' fully assembled with Campagnolo Athena worth € 3.499! So after the ride you possibly go home with this lightweight steel steed with a firm retro touch. All you need to do is register online for the Ride on sunday, cycle it, and be present around 17h at our stage. There you'll hear whether or not your name resounding through the speakers. Of course you'll need to be in accordance with our rules to participate (see 'protocol').

Register now

2016-02-18 | Joeri

Finally we have made progress in our preparations for the 10th edition of the Retro Ronde. In the coming months we will make big efforts to let you experience a memorable anniversary edition! The registration form is online, so you can start your preparations for an unforgettable weekend in the legendary setting of the Flemish Ardennes.

What's new?

  • We move to a new location in Oudenaarde. It's located at the other side of the river Scheldt, just some hundreds of meters away from the Centre Tour of Flanders. You can walk or cycle on the bridge to find the new location easily.
  • You can not register on the day itself anymore, so definitely register online in advance! There will be no limit in the number of participants for the sunday ride.
  • This year gives everyone a chance to be elected as 'Ravissantste Retro Ronde Renner' (so give it your best to choos your outfit!). 
  • According to the new location and the safety for our participants, we replaced the Retro Criterium by the 'Retro Sprint' on Saturday afternoon. It promises to be a hilarious experience for both participants and audience! Register quickly because the number of participants is limited here. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Exhibitors for the bicycle jumble may also fill in the registration form on our website. With sufficient interest there might also be a small version of the jumble on Sunday.

10th Retro Ronde in 2016

2015-09-28 | Joeri

Save the date! The 10th Retro Ronde will take place on June 11 & 12, 2016!  More information will follow.

U were great!

2015-06-23 | Joeri

Together with 850 participants from 25 different nationalities we had a really great weekend! Thanks to all volunteers, marshals and our partners!
All photos are online at this site and on our Facebook page. However, Photoretro also took a shot at different locations of each participant. These pictures can be found on and you can order there as well.
The Jaegher bike went to Chris Van Maele from Meuelebeke (Belgium)

Winners from the Retro Criterium on Saturday are: 
  • Singlespeed: Verhaerdt Stephan
  • Fixed Gear: Nees De Bondt
  • Hoge Bi: Ex-aequo :-)
  • Multispeed: Verbraeken Wim
  • De Café Ploegenkoers: Café de Carillon
Winners of the Ravissantste Retro Ronde Renner: 
  • Ravissantste RetroRondeFietser: Stefan Vermaercke from Oudenaarde, Belgium
  • Ravissantste RetroRondeFietsster: Francine from France
  • Ravissantste RetroRondeRenner: Kasamatsu Atsuo from Japan
  • Ravissantste RetroRondeRenster: Jopie van Wegen from Eemnes, Nederland
Thank you for your colorful participation!

Be part of it!

2015-01-26 | Joeri

Be there for the weekend of 13 and 14 June in Oudenaarde. A beautiful course with original food stops, international participants, the retro ball, the criterion on the big square, the swap meet etc ... More details will follow in the approach of the event.


Free Kwaremont Beer at the finish

2015-05-18 | Joeri

You'll get a nice Kwaremont Beer at the finish line!

Edition 2015!

2014-09-30 | retro

The Retro Ronde is held next year on 13-14 June in Oudenaarde. Write it down! The online registration will start around December 1.

Video 2013

2013-07-08 | Joeri


RetroRonde in 'Velo - 2nd gear'

2013-02-13 | retro

RetroRonde published in 'Velo - 2nd gear'!