The Tour de Holland to Flanders, Belgium, in Tokyo

Byron Kidd
The Tour de Holland to Flanders, Belgium, in Tokyo is an annual cycling event hosted by The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, VISITFLANDERS and the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and he Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Photo by E. Dronkert

On April 12, 2015, participants will gather at the Netherlands Embassy for coffee and a small bite to eat before setting off in small groups from 9:30am on a 13km guided bicycle ride through the streets of Tokyo. The route will take them past many of Tokyo's most well known attractions including Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace East Gardens and Tokyo Station before completing their journey at the Belgium Embassy.

After collecting stamps at designated stops along the route participants will have the chance to win tickets for two from Tokyo, Osaka or Fukuoka to Amsterdam flying with ride sponsor KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

The Tour de Holland to Flanders, Belgium, in Tokyo was first held in 2013 to increase awareness of Dutch and Belgian cycling cultures in Japan and to encourage bicycle lovers to travel to the two countries, since then it has become an annual event of cultural exchange.

An event for lovers of bicycles bicycle culture this ride presents participants with a wonderful opportunity to meet likeminded cyclists from around the world to share stories and make new friends.

The ride is limited to just 300 participants and costs ¥4,000 for adults and ¥1,000 for children under 15 with pre-registration from February 1st until March 20th via the Sports Entry website.


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