TRAVEL GUIDE – UCI BMX World Championships 2015, Belgium

Adrenaline fuelled activities – just what every fun-loving, globe-trotting, sports-fan wants in a weekend break. This month we recommend you take a trip to Belgium and catch the UCI BMX World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, held from 21st-25th of August. Here’s what you need to know…

The Event

Circuit Zolder has been hailed as an exciting course indeed, in fact it has been given status as an F1 circuit at BMX level and is one of the top 10 circuits of its type in the world. This means that the UCI BMX World Championships is guaranteed some incredibly exciting races. To get a taste of what could be in store, just take a look at last year’s Championship final:

There will be 55 nationalities from around the entire world taking part, with a staggering 3,000 riders taking to the course throughout the week. As if those numbers aren’t impressive enough, if you go visit, you’ll be one of 18,000 spectators there!

The Location

To be fair, Heusden-Zolder offers little for the visitor apart from the high-octane Circuit Zolder.  There are more leisurely attractions about the place including some picturesque churches, parks and gardens. Visitors should head to the nearby city of Hasselt which boasts a grand palace, restaurants, cafes and bars!

Where To Stay

Head to Yup Hotel in Hasselt, a 3 Star hotel only 11km from Circuit Zolder. It has undergone recent renovation, and as it is slap bang in the city centre, ideal for frequenting those bars and restaurants we mentioned!

Yup hotel is the perfect choice for those attending the BMX World Championships because BMX bikes are allowed in the hotel rooms, and there are special group rates during the event. Prices start at just €53.50 p.p. in a double room, with breakfast included.  Email info@yuphotel.com to find out more!

Fond of extreme sports? Don’t forget to take out our special insurance that covers all sorts of adrenaline-fuelled antics on holiday!