Did you know you could enter a Belgian cycling hall of fame?


If you’ve got 72 hours and a lot of strength and willpower, you could have your name in a very prestigious hall of fame... or rather: on a wall of fame

Chances are you’ve heard of the Wall of Geraardsbergen (De Muur), the Kemmelberg or the Oude Kwaremont, but they’re just three of 59 epic climbs that, if completed within three days, earn you a spot on the wall of the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen in Oudenaarde. On a mini cobblestone. 

You can ride over the same cobblestones as Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, the now-retired Philippe Gilbert and Eddy Merckx, the same cobblestones you’ve seen on TV, where races have been decided over physical superiority or mechanical failures. 

Most importantly, you can do it at any time, and you can do it for free – if you have a bike, that is. All you need is a Strava account to track your progress and to show as proof that you’ve completed the challenge. 

If you do, your name will be engraved on a cobblestone that you can attach to the wall of fame. 

Did you know that, at the time of writing this article in 2023; Eddy Merckx is the only person to have won the five so-called cycling monuments (which include Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Flanders) several times in his career? 

If you feel the burn, you know what to do: clip in, connect, conquer the cobblestones and earn your spot on that wall!