Professional mechanics from Fiets.be in coming LCMT-event!
At least four full-time professional bike mechanics from Fiets.be (a chain of bicycle centers in Belgium) will be at your service during coming LCMT! Extra advantage: in case you need to by some bike parts in order to fix your bicycle, all payments will be executed with bancard! No more need to bring much cash money to the event!
Bye bye winter, up to a warm and sunny LCMT-summer!
We have had it with winter 2017-18! On our way up to Houffalize, the hotel Vayamundo and Clervaux, it was all ice and snow. But the meetings passed on quite positive. In a way that we are more than ready to finalize all preparations now for coming May. One day later, we enjoyed last, almost melting snow to bike at home and created - what's in a word - our own Strade Bianchi! Enjoy this little film !
Some new partners will also be introduced coming days and weeks. Also on the 4 bike-shirts, we will announce this week what sponsors will be printed. COMPEX, HOTEL VAYAMUNDO are already certain to be on the shirts. More names later this week! It is also your last week to order this great souvenir-shirt.
Time to get your personalized LCMT-outfit! Go to the Bio-Racer webshop to order it!
Are you one of the happy 600 riders that will start in LCMT 2018? Time to get your personalized LCMT-outfit! Superb quality bikewear made by Bio-Racer. Make your choice between the 4 models (depending on type of rider you are: mtb, road, combi or triathlon). These shirts will also be the leader-jersey's, but every one is a winner in LCMT. So every rider can get such a beautiful outfit!
Only temporary open the webshop, if you want to be sure of receiving your order at the start of the event: click on this LINK and start to enjoy shopping in the world of Bio-Racer, Belgium's greatest bikewear manufacturer!
A warming up movie can be watched on our LCMT-Channel: PROMOTIONAL MOVIE
Let LOVE rule in the new significance of our LCMT-brand: welcome to LOVE Cycling Mountainbiking Triathlon!
20th edition of a landmark in its genre, that should be celebrated. And then you present yourself at you very best. So the new cover of our proud flag sounds as such: LOVE CYCLING MOUNTAIN BIKING TRIATHLON. In the next years (and hopefully much longer)it will be the new subtitle of LCMT.
- Because multisporting is really boosting.
- Because LOVE apparently more than a 'LIFE' for the bike, or maybe a little too social media-liking LIKE over-ruled this open 'poll'.
- LOVE, that is love for your sport, but it breathes also the typical 'warm' and jovial atmosphere where LCMT more than any other event. And the mission to which we commit ourselves: ensure that 'love' is always the red wire. Friendships maintained, or in the LCMT fresh new relationships can be made. To help and assist each other. And for us who organize it: our participants are more than just customers. We continue to 'care for them.
- THANK YOU FOR THE MANY WHO HAVE VOTED! Here is the score distribution in a beautiful statistic. And in the meantime also congratulations to the 5 cycle-shirt-winners:XAVIER VERMEEREN, STIJN DE KEYSER, THOMAS beirnaert, aged WESLEY ROSE and BERRY OOMEN, you get a bike-shirt customized with your application in Houffalize mid-may!
New name for the LCMT: choose your favourite subtitle now!
20 years is a lot of time, so from Low Countries' Mountainbike Tour over Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour (since 2014), we consider the moment mature to change our name again. Of course, nobody will touch the 'holy' LCMT-abbreviation. But on its significance we want to follow our recent evolutions.
Make your choice and perhaps you win the new LCMT-cycle shirt from Bio-Racer...
Use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScd9EoafzNbNfZ_QC2aGxSMnY7mGtHzNg297LC26iIebqUyxA/viewform
Check your hotel room here! Update here
Update room distribution in Hotel Vayamundo can be checked out here!
Use this LINK!
In case of mistakes or requested changes, get in touch with us.
LCMT is FULL: +600 riders
Although the LCMT is still four months before start sporting people make already their agenda. LCMT is filling up! Today we counted 611 riders... The MTB-3 days are really complete now. We work with a reserve-list now.
For combi and triathlon you can still subscribe, though there too it's getting close now.
In the mean time we can officially publish the news that our very special triathlon-formula is accepted to be part of the LBFTD, the Triathlon-Federation of French speaking Belgium!
Enjoy also the exploration movie of our new 1st MTB-stage on Facebook (posted 6 December)
Interesting graphics on the LCMT-stages!
We recently started up to design brand new graphics on the coming LCMT-stages! See on 'parcours' to learn more. At this time only for the road-tour already done. Of course all stages, also the mountainbike-rides will get the same design. It's al part of the 'roadbook' that every rider will receive at the start.
Some very remarkable statistics on the speed of subscribing for LCMT
Since 2016-winter we may welcome already before New Yearsday more than 500 riders for the LCMT. A remarkable evolution if you know that only in 2016 for the first time we reached 500 participants. Last edition (2017) we accepted the growth towards 550 mountainbikers and road cyclists. Just because already around Christmas we passed the 500 amount. Now again, for 2018-edition we reached the same number of +500. No doubt that the maximum of 550 participants easily will be achieved within a few weeks (or even days).
We must say THANKS to all loyal participants who became real LCMT-ambassadors and help to spread the message towards their fellowmen who only discover the charming aspects of our Luxembourg Cycling & Mountainbike Tour. We do know that still a big margin is left to get more road-cyclists and even triatletes. In the mean time, the LCMT is more than ever the one and only more-days mountainbike classic in Benelux. Because of you who choose to join us!
Merry Christmas & a very sporting & healthy New Year!
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.
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!
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).
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.
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!