Welkom @ LCMT 2018: you can subscribe now for 10 - 12 May CYCLO/ 11 - 13 May MTB or the COMBI & triathlon 4 days
How does the LCMT run for the moment? Only 5 (!) remaining MTB-tickets!
Although the Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour is still more than a half year from now, sporting people make already their agenda. So LCMT is filling up! How many riders have subscribed until now? You can follow the situation here!
Enjoy also the exploration movie of our new 1st MTB-stage on Facebook (posted 6 December)
Never seen before: even 40th biker in competition tour receive prize-money!
Look at the table here below to discover how it works if you are a competitive mountainbiker!
Also daily top-10 prize-money and a special for the 3 best ladies (100 - 60 - 40 EUR). Still many product prizes to win.
As for the COMBI-tour and TRIATHLON we still focus on valuable prizes in products to be won!
You are a fun-biker/cyclist and non-competitive? No problem, the 4000 EUR in products will also be distributed in special tombola and facebook actions!
Final day of LCMT mountainbike tour a bit shorter (81 km)
As we took some conclusions when studying the survey, the final mountainbike day will be just a bit shorter in 2018. Indeed, some mostly competitive bikers asked us to reduce distance as on this final day many bikers are quite exhausted. 60 km is on the other hand a bit short, also because in the LCMT still many bikers deliberately stay out of competition and want a maximum of bike-fun without timings. In order to please both groups we have now reduced distance of the longest version (3 'Boucles') to 81 km. This is 10 km less or when mountainbiking in the Ardennes around Houffalize probably half an hour to even 45 minutes less effort.
Other changes: first 'boucle' (circle formed tour) will be 3rd of 2017-edition and about 10 km shorter than it was originally. Second 'Boucle' will be first 'boucle' of 2017: 34 km including the Côte de St.-Roch. Finally the last boucle will count 27 km.
As for the triatletes there will be first a swimming part in the Lake of Nisramont. As a consequence of that, they will first bike half of the 2nd Boucle (17km) before entering their next Boucle of 27 km or a total cycling distance of 44 km. Boucle 1 for them is no longer on the mountainbike, but will be part of their final running track (20 km).
Simultanously we decided also to organize start & finish of this final MTB-stage also in the Hotel Vayamundo area. So no finish in the busy center of Houffalize.
CHECK OUT ALL PARCOURS INFO NOW!
Survey after LCMT 2017 & 10 winners!
Fun and exciting survey film after edition 2017! A free ticket for Stijn Dekeyser in addition. In addition, vouchers for Berry Oomen and Dean Mertens. Plus, 9 LCMT sweaters are divided. As long as stocks last and we will find your size in the remaining stock. It may also be an LCMT sweater from earlier editions. But therefore no less new and still quality! So respond quickly if your name appears here. In the meanwhile, already 150 participants (up to 12 days open). Oh soon, we will also name this new chronometer company soon (choice is made!). LINK TO VIDEO
Visiting a special person: Oliver, "Ollie" Schouppe
19 October. Visit to a special someone in UZ Ghent, Department of rehabilitation.
13 h 30. Special moment: handing over the LCMT-donation to Oliver ' Ollie ' Schouppe. For the occasion, his parents have the LCMT-jersey with them. Oliver pulls it on and poses proudly with me for the photo. On behalf of the LCMT organization and participants I was allowed to transfer to the family Schouppe this 800 EUR. A small gesture but apparently big support that was accepted with gratitude. Good luck and go on, Ollie! We continue to follow you on your way back to ' bicycle '. You talked already about your comeback on a tandem bicycle. Looking forward to that, I am deeply impressed by your courage & positivism. It features of course the great sportman that you are.
21 October. Let's reconsider a few things, 2 days after our meeting, one day after our internal LCMT-work meeting last night. If it's up to us there will there be a sequel-action, LCMT 2018 = 20 years = also searching to accomplish a ' higher ' goal that goes beyond the pure sports experience. Something that BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER, especially after an accident ... Ideas bubbling on. We hope to work them out in consultation with the family and Ollie itself. (to be continued?)
Re-opening Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour 2018: 30 september at 10.15 hrs
At 10.15 hrs we open subscribe pages, precisely on the traditional starting hour of the opening stage (both LCMT cyclo and LCMT mtb start their first stage always at 10 U15 in Houffalize).
Enjoy this LCMT 2017 aftermovie!
Many thanks to our videopartner Velodrone, who of course generously was assisted by the SUN and overwhelming tropical atmosphere in the Ardennes. Great action images in a wonderful decor. That's the 2017 story of 4 days Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour. The new formula including our Triathlon-heroes only make you getting hungry to join the 20st edition, next year in May 2018. Keep on follow the story here, because before you know it subscribing time is there.
Click here to find the link on our LCMT video channel and watch the AFTERMOVIE!
Patrick De Laat, another Holland winner in the hardest MTB Tour of the Benelux, but triatlete Niki Devoldere King of the Ardennes!
LINK TO ARTICLE-text) (article in Dutch)
Thanks to all riders, bikers, but also to our crew members and sponsors! Up to LCMT 2018 (20nd edition)!
We want to express our gratitude to all participants, to all crew members and to all our sponsors for being all essential members of this tropical LCMT-experience!
We can announce already that although we do not think it still can be 'hotter' after this year's edition, the 2018 LCMT (10 - 13 May) will be great again.
All riders will receive a digital inquiry in which you can give your opinion on several services. As a matter of fact, if less is more, we are convinced that our next step will be a bit less work for current people who run this event during the whole year and put their shoulders under the whole package during the 4 days. So we will start up the searching for a few extra high quality assistants who can take over some of the responsabilties. You can help us to keep up this already high standards by spreading the news. As for the competition riders we apologize not being able to publish the final results on day 3. Some technical problems with the time registrations urged us to wait another night before launching this online. We also will consider this aspect as a priority for our competition tour. It's an aspect that needs to be outsourced completely, so we only co-operate with a time registration company that does take this in a 100% engagement.
Actualities during this LCMT on Facebook!
All hot news, films and pictures are first lauched on our FACEBOOK page. Results though, you find here (results button) are on the RIS-timing website.
LCMT, gezellig, gemoedelijk maar vooral SUPER!
LINK TO VIDEOS of this superb cycling, mountainbike and triathlon event!
Daily program here beside and under 'parcours'
All time schedules you should know have been posted in the column that you find on the right side of this webpage. Also under 'parcours' you find daily information. This as well as all other practical info will be gathered in a digital roadbook you might expect in your mailbox ultimately this weekend!
LINK to ROADBOOK LCMT 2017
New system for the King of the Mountains (MTB) and no more GPS-files before
In stead of the
earlier system (first who passes the top gets the maximum of points etc.) we
will take your real climbing time from foot till top of the mountain. One
condition: only the first 20 bikers will be registrated, so the points will be
distributed amongst them.
Points to win on each climbing: 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
As we are convinced that our crew will make great work of all tracks (putting the signs everywhere you might need them), we do not spread any longer our GPS-information before. We also want avoid any fraud by cutting off some of the tracks by competition bikers.
OPEN "Boucles d'Houffalize" on Sunday 28 of May supporting OLLIE SCHOUPPE and his 2 kids...
The Boucles D ' houffalize modifies by return his social objective. 10 EUR will NOT like before transferred to a humanitarian project in Africa. Although this also is our concern and attention, we recently were more affected by the suffering that one of our loyal participants is badly injured and lost his wife in a tragic car accident. 10 EUR/subscriber will be adressed towards Oliver Schouppe (former LCMT-participant and normally back with us in coming event) who is still fighting to recover. He and two kids still mourn about the loss of their beloved wife and mother, Ilde Cleemput
A maximum of 400 day-tickets will be set available from February 1st till May 21th at last.
More details (e.g. about tarifs) here: www.bouclesdhouffalize.be
Leader jerseys LCMT 2017: mountainbike, combi-tour, triathlon + SOCKS for all of you
Superb quality these leader jerseys: general leader in mountainbike (left) and daily celebration... General leaders also in the COMBI-tour and triathlon. Best Master, Youngster and Lady also get a similar jersey in the end! The 'souvenir-bikeshirt for all participants is very similar to the over-all MTB-leader! Still interested? Hurry up to the special order- use this LINK!
We are also happy to announce that ALL LCMT RIDERS CAN RECEIVE A PAIR OF BIKE-SOCKS8 All you have to do is fill in your foot-size. Use this link
Newsletter LCMT 30 March
Ask now your personalized LCMT-bike shirt and short + socks!
Don't wait any longer if you want to be member of the selected group of proud LCMT-wearing bikers and cyclists! April 1st is last moment to place the order if you want to get this shirt at the start.
Click here to order!
Not to forget: do your payment at the same time. We only send through paid orders to Bio-Racer. Thanks for your understanding.
Do you still have to finish your payment? How to log in and check your data?
Check your data and verify your payment. How much still to pay? Or has it been confirmed already by our administration? This is how you manage:
- Button 'to subscribe' or go straight to www.lcmt.bike
- Use your e-mailaddress (the one you used to subscribe) + password
- Lost your password? Ask a new one -->will be sent automatically to your mailbox
- You have access again to verify what you wanted. And you can see also if your payment has been verified by us (status!)
- If it seems something is not as you thought to have asked for, contact us! Also if something must be changed. Only our 'admin' has the facility to modify anything on your participation.
- What can be done by you? If you are main-booker, it's only you that has the power to add another cyclist under your name.
WIN2 & Telenet new partners of the LCMT event
WIN2 is the official supplier for all isotone sportdrinks during and after (recovery) the coming LCMT. Together with WIN2 also TELENET, famous telecommunication company will be a logistic partner of the coming event in the Belgian & Luxembourg Ardennes. Welcome @ WIN2! Welcome @ Telenet! We are proud and happy to announce these two new sponsor partners of the Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour.
The official LCMT-cycling jersey (also for over-all leader in MTB-tour)
Stylish, irresistible LCMT-bikeshirt... is this what you like to wear if you happen to be the LCMT-leader in the MTB _ official _ competition standings? Oh, yes, of course, this is also the official souvenir-bike-shirt. on the back your name personalized. Matching bikeshort... & socks!
And look at the chest: Edition 2017 for framing. Already... registered, but not yet thought about demanding this TOP-shirt? Contact us for your order!
Wanted: retro stories going back in time
We look forward to get your stories about your earlier LCMT-adventures. Knowing well that the LCMT once started as a big adventure in 1999, we have achieved already 96 LCMT-stages untill now! As the May 2017 edition is number 19 for mountainbikers, in fact one should count even this as the number 20, since in 2002 we organized 2 LCMT's in one year: the open tour in May and the specific UCI-tour called LCMT-FLANDERS won by Dutch professional Bas van Dooren in August of the same year. So it's time to get the old heroic stories now for our Golden Book. If you have your personal LCMT-memory, send it through including pictures! You may win some of our valuable prices! Use the contact formular, the e-mail address and the Facebook page! We are looking forward to hear from you.
FIETS.nl magazine partner LCMT 2017
FIETS.nl is media-partner for the coming LCMT. Chief-editor Rodrick de Munnik confirmed at Velofollies in Kortrijk that they look forward to cover the LCMT-event again as they did already in the past. "We will sent a team of experts to the Ardennes in May. Not only for the photography but also to write some great stories. For this reason we must select one of our better trained journalists, I suppose :)))"
For the record: FIETS.nl is a well-respected Dutch cycling magazine having a rich tradition of well-informed stories & photography always focussing on what's inspiring all cycling fanatics: bicycle innovation, preparation, mechanics, food & drinks and of course searching for the best locations to enjoy cycling, such as the environment in which the Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour is situated!
Welcome back@LCMT, FIETS!
Room list in hotel during LCMT
Check your name and the room number while clicking on this link. All corrections or remarks need to be mailed back before 31st of January, so we could make the requested modifications.
Click here if you stay in Hotel Vayamundo
Click here if you stay in Hotel du Commerce (centre of Houffalize)
LCMT wishes you a very Happy New Year!
On behalf of our organisation team, we want to wish especially to all participants of coming LCMT but also to all who love to bike a very sporting, healthy and HAPPY New Year!
Video time: exploring LCMT-trails in December!
It's Christmas time! The warmest time of the year, even in our Belgian-Luxembourg Ardennes, where the LCMT-crew is riding the new trails already. Enjoy their fast & furious actions in next preview movie and warm you up for more highlights in May '17 when exploring it yourself!
Best Wishes & Merry Christmas, with MUC-OFF as new LCMT-partner (for your Christmas/goodiebag)
New bike cleaning partner for LCMT: MUC-OFF joins LCMT! Great support during the event in May and certainly a well appreciated gift for your goodiebag. Speaking of Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2017, LCMT is happy to introduce this high quality product!
Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour 2017 WITH HOTEL sold out!
The Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour 2017 is sold out! Actually we are checking out all bookings on their payment and working out the room distribution. We try to find out more hotels now and we will publish the number of extra rooms as soon as we can. For the moment we can still allow participants WITHOUT hotel. Here you find the amount according to the categories: 7 mountainbikers; 14 road cyclists; 19 triathletes and 10 combi-riders.
The system to subscribe WITH hotel is still open. But please understand that we only keep it open if you accept this to be on a waiting list. In other words: if some place in the hotels still comes free, we follow the order of this list to fill in those place. We will contact every cyclist that is subscribing now personally.
We want to say thank you to ALL SUBSCRIBED LCMT-riders. Never before the hype around this great cycling & mountainbike event was so huge. We are now working harder than ever to make sure your event in May will be a superb experience.
In the mean time we continue to make deals with our partners (new and loyal old ones). This will result in a fantastic prizemoney (competitions) & very nice goodie bad. Also the recreative cyclists keep their chance on winning beautiful cycling linked products (facebook and other quiz-like competitions).
History Tour@LCMT1999 : Big adventure, in 9 days from the Netherlands over Ardennes to Belgian Coast!
Today back to the nineties: PIONEERS ON THEIR ADVENTURE TRAILS THROUGHOUT THE LOW COUNTRIES! Winner LCMT 1999 : Wouter ROGIERS (BEL) Runner up : Thierry Goos Third : Marcy Meeuws Despite the long distances only short trails during the stages were used for the time-registration. The rest was recreative but of course obligational as well. Those time-trials were divided under next winners: Wouter Rogiers (4 X), Jo Naert (2 X), Thierry Goos (1X), Marcy Meeuws (1X) . Gedurende drie van de 9 (!) etappes was de top-3 van het toenmalige Belgische profmountainbiken aanwezig in de LCMT. Met name Filip Meirhaeghe, Peter Van den Abeele en Roel Paulissen maakten toen hun opwachting en verbroederden spontaan met het net geen 80 koppen tellende deelnemersveld. Op de eerste 3 dagen startten er trouwens ruim 120 mountainbikers. De formule liet toen toe om 3 van de 9 ritten uit te pikken. Vooral de 3 Ardennen-dagen kenden hierbij succes. Do you remember the original stages of that first year? Here is the whole itinerary? Stage 1: Gulpen (Nederlands Limburg) - Bütgenbach (1st start on 7 August 1999). Stage 2: Bütgenbach - Houffalize (1ste X in current hotel then known as Ol Fosse d'Outh!) Stage 3: Houffalize - Rochefort Stage 4: Rochefort - Citadelle of Namur Stage 5: Namur - Halle (nearby Brussels) Stage 6: (Halle) - Geraardsbergen - Ronse Stage 7: Ronse - Ieper (Ypres) Stage 8: Zillebeke (Ieper) - Heuvellandse bergzone - Rodeberg Stage 9: Rodeberg - De Panne Beach
Sold out already: family- and singlerooms in the hotel
All single-rooms and family arrangements in the Vayamundo are already sold out for coming LCMT-event in May. Other rooms (2-persons twin beds & appartments) are still available. Estimated number of persons that still can subscribe with hotel on current date (November 26th) = 170 à 175.
Congratulations to LILIANE MEGANCK, she wins the Poppyshirt (Armistice action)
Liliane Meganck from Brasschaat near Antwerp has subscribed for the LCMT Road Tour during the 24 hours of our Armistice action. She was one of many but so lucky to be drawn! Shirt and bikeshort will be sent to her place now, after telling us her size-details. To check these visit: www.poppyshirt.com!
11 November-action today: get your LCMT-participation & win the official Poppyshirt & -short as well!
Armistice Day on November 11th, 98 years after the Great War finally took an end. Today’s special offer for those who subscribe for next spring’s Luxemburg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour: you can win the offical Poppyshirt & bikehort if you subscribe between 11.00 hours (moment when the Armistice was officially declared) and 11.00 hrs tomorrow (November, 12th). One of you will receive this unique present (it will be sent to your homeplace). All other subscribers (if you are a registrated LCMT-2017-rider) during this 24 hours have also the unique opportunity to order now such a Poppyshirt for €45 only. Normal price = €57 (bodyfit model). If you are not living in Belgium only €5 extra shipment costs will be charged. Use the contact formular and give us your size number. Just to help you: visit the Poppyshirt website: http://poppyshirt.com/Size%20Chart.html
Welcome on the new website of the LCMT!
Blood, sweat and tears, but there he is: the renovated, brand new website of the LCMT! No piece of cake to transfer everything of the old site + so many new items in a complete new system. We had to learn and study a lot of IT recently. But now ready again to take our bicycles and working out the best thinkable bike trails in Belgian & Luxembourg Ardennes for you in May 2017. This interactive website is meant to be an excellent communication tool with all riders who will participate, whether the coming edition, whether in a slightly further future to this unique bike event in the marvellous environment of the Ardennes. So, follow us here and on Facebook! And still a better suggestion: join us on your bike en of May 2017! You simply won't regret is. Because the LCMT is the place to be for mountainbikers, road cyclists, the combination fanatics and from now on even the triathlonmen and -women!
Do I choose for mountainbike, road cycling of both? Or even triathlon!
A hard choice to make since we have 3 days of mountainbiking and 3 days of road cycling in this Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour. Or does it not have to be so? In fact, you even can do both: on day 1 & 3 = use your road bicycle; on day 2 & 4 = go on your mountainbike! This is the COMBI-Tour! And for the very tough ones: choose the triathlon!
With or without hotel? Other specifications?
If you want the best price, do subscribe NOW! With the ‘Early Bird’-ticket you get lot of nice promotions! With or without our hotel formula? It's quite logical to enjoy the Vayamundo-hotel accommodations. More over, one needs to be fast because 400 beds is the maximum we can block for you (half of it is sold out already before November 15th!). Of course, it's also possible to arrange your own lodgings elsewhere. Any way, one can subscribe only till the LCMT is fully booked. And by subscribing before New Yearsday, you are allowed only to pay a 100 EUR downpayment. The rest can be done before half March '17. Cancelling is still possible, read our special terms on that particular subject.
What kind of a cyclist am I? Answer indeed this question before considering to participate this 3 or 4 days cycling event in the Ardennes. If you can say YES to one of those describings, the LCMT is certainly typecasted for you! > Competitive cyclist and having a good basic condition & well trained? --> choose XL-rides with or without time registration > Recreative biker but pretty well trained and you are kicking on climbings (and downhills)? --> choose the XL or why not someday a Large-track > Recreative biker with busy job and so sometimes a lack of training time, so you use this tour to get in your best shape again! --> ‘medium’ or if you feel well go for a 'large'-stage!
All trail runs have been designed for coming LCMT Triathlon!
Have a look at our Triathlon-Parcours page to find out about the Trail Runs in the first LCMT Triathlon, King/Queen of the Ardennes!