As is the annual custom, Cycling Organization Erwetegem ensures that cycling is also on the program on the occasion of the fair in this sub-municipality, this time with three races. for ladies on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 Augusteach time with start and finish on the Kattenberg but over a (partly) different course.
It is also worth mentioning that fellow countryman Jolien D’hoore – from Merelbeke, now living in Dikkele – who ended her career as an active cyclist at the end of last season, was willing to lend her name to these matches and to accept its patronage. In this way the Youth Prize Jolien D’hoore (for youth categories) and the Grand Prix Jolien D’hoore (for women’s elite) see the light of day in Erwetegem. The triple national champion and Olympic bronze medalist will also personally pay tribute to the winners at Kattenberg and will also be honored before the start of the women’s elite competition on Monday.
New to the program is a fun competition for girls and ladies from 18 years old with which the cycling event opens on Sunday at 1.30 pm. They have to complete a circuit of 4.8 km seven times (a total of 33.6 km) via the Kattenberg, Ragestraat, Engelstraat, Ten Ede (over the railway bridge), Smissenhoek, Wijnhuizestraat, Krassestraat, Kloosterstraat, Sint-Pietersplein and back Kattenberg. Then follows on Sunday the Youth Prize Jolien D ‘ hoore for the ladies youth. In addition, the girls juniors (who first start at 3.30 pm) and the new girls (who fill in after two laps) will receive the following 8.1 km rounds respectively nine and seven times: Kattenberg, Ragestraat, Engelstraat, Ten Ede ( over the railway bridge), Klemhoutstraat, Potaardestraat, Gaverland, Smissenhoek, Wijnhuizestraat, Krassestraat, Kloosterstraat, Sint-Pietersplein and back Kattenberg. This is also the route on which on Monday the ladies elite the Grand Prix Jolien D’hoore will contest starting at 2.30 pm (eleven laps, total 89.1 km). This race counts at the same time as the 33rd round of the Ladies Cycling Trophy.
With a view to the safe conduct of these cycling races, temporary police regulations provide for a number of special traffic measures. For the layout of the start and finish zone, it will not be allowed to park in the Kattenberg on both days from 10 a.m. In the other (mentioned) streets or in the part thereof that is part of the course, there will be on Sunday 28 August from 12 noon and on Monday 29 August from 12.30 pm parking ban (on Sundays in the Klemhoutstraat, Potaardestraat and Gaverland only from 2 pm). Also, in most of those streets, one-way traffic will apply on Sundays from 1 pm and on Mondays from 1.30 pm (in the direction of the riders). Only local traffic will be allowed in the part of the Wijnhuizestraat between the Smissenhoek and Krassestraat as well as in the part of the Ragestraat between the Smissenhoek/Kloosterstraat and Engelstraat. All these traffic measures apply on Sundays until 6.30 pm and on Mondays until 6 pm.