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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Cycling
The Benelux’s biggest bicycle fair Out on the streets, you notice the difference, the number of cyclists keeps on increasing in Belgium. More and more people are clearly taking to the bike, either as a way of transport or as relaxation. Never before did the cycle unions count as many members as they do now, across every age range. TEXT & PHOTOS: VéLOFOLLIES
That cycling is one of the most popular pastime activities can be seen at the bicycle fair Vélofollies like nowhere else. For the ninth consecutive time, this annual cycling event will take place in the Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium, a bicycle bonanza at the top of every cycle enthusiast’s agenda in the Benelux.
Filled to the brim With over 275 exhibitors, Vélofollies is not only the biggest but also most varied bicycle fair in the Benelux. Next to race bikes and mountain bikes, the event stretching
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40,000 square metres also offers a wealth of travel bikes, city bikes and electric bikes, supplemented by a full array of accessories, cycle clothing, trips and advice. Vélofollies is a paradise for the cycle enthusiast, representing all the major brands in the field, including Shimano, Campagnolo, Trek, Cannondale, Ridley and Merckx. Each will display their full range at the fair along with their latest products, developments and trends. For national and international brands in Europe, Vélofollies is the bicycle fair of choice.
Also recreational cyclists will have plenty to see and do with a large number of children’s bikes, retro bikes and city bikes on display by household names such as Oxford, Batavus and Miverva as well as new brands Koga and Gazelle.
Tried and tested Because of the growing popularity of the electrical bike, the organisers created an indoor e-bike track in a separate large hall. This way even more bikes can be tried out at the varied track. For more information and advice regarding e-bikes, workshops
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.