You can explore the area’s cycling heritage on three circular routes specially designed for the purpose. Along these routes there are a total of 35 panels explaining the history of local cycle racing and local cycling heroes. If you have a smartphone you can scan the QR code, which will take you to the mobile website: www.inthewheelofEddymerckx.be.
On the site you will find anecdotes, sound and pictures and more background information. Sometimes it also refers to extra items just off the route. For example, you can try out for yourself what the renowned ‘Bosstraat’ in Boom does to your calves. In Nieuwenrode you can pedal to the Emrin bicycle shop to find out how it has evolved over four generations, or to charge up your electric bike. In Kampenhout you can learn about the career of Raymond Impanis and link up with his own circular route and bust. In Wilrijk and Elewijt you can do circuits of the cycling track, after a short initiation if you so wish.