The Cycling Museum in Roeselare
The king of sports in Flanders, cycling, has its own museum called "KOERS" in Roeselare. This city boasts a few world champions as well as the first Belgian to win the Tour de France in 1912.
This museum is totally dedicated to cycling and invites you to take an interactive stroll through what makes the beautiful sport what it is, whether you're an amateur or a professional. The cycle virus (one of the good kinds!) is part of the DNA of a large portion of the Belgian population.
The Koers Museum was renovated in 2018 and visits revolve around three main themes: the bike (especially racing bikes), the sport of cycling and documentaries related to the noble bicycle.
The museum collection covers a total period of almost 200 years, ranging from very old contraptions to bikes that saw the best days of riders as famous as Remco Evenepoel is today!
An extensive collection of jerseys and other equipment used by professional cyclists, which is continually being updated through various donations, is also on display.
And the strength of this museum, compared to others also dedicated to cycling, is the great richness of its archives. Covering a period from the start of the 19th century with the beginnings of the sport to the present day, more than 2,400 publications, 180 metres of magazines and newspapers, 30 metres of archives and hundreds of thousands of photos are accessible to the public. Don't hesitate to book your visit to KOERS!