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Going to see the Ronde

A few years ago we went to see the Ronde van Vlaanderen, back when Van Petegem was ‘de man’ and I hope we’re going back in 2012.  I can’t remember a great deal of Brussels for a number of self inflicted reasons, and am trying to piece it together for a revisit.

What does stand out certainly was seeing the Grand Place –

The Grand Place

and using it as a land-mark to find our way back to the hotel.  I’m trying to do the same thing now and piece together how we got back to the hotel from O’Reilly’s – which is just down the road from the Grand Place.

I think its somwhere up there:

Here’s the Street view from beside O ‘ Reilly’s:


If we do get round to cycling this time, then Routes at Bikely.com has some routes – they are mostly on the short side but there are a couple of 3 hour rides in there.

Addendum: Just found Bunch-Ride-Finder which is to coin a phrase, awesome.