BRUSSELS BIG BRACKETS

We welcome all cycling enthusiasts willing to join a multicultural Brussels based peloton and to share their passion.

BBB welcomes both social and competitive riders

Our Cycling Club includes a “recreational” group and a performance section (BBB Racing). We focus on solidarity and diversity and welcome members with different cycling skills and ambition. 

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RIDE WITH US!

Due to strict insurance requirements, all participants must be fully-fledged members of the Brussels Big Brackets Cycling Club. Test-rides are allowed provided that you are personally properly insured.
You’ll find in our Ride etiquette (.pdf) basic rules of group riding that everyone should be aware of.

RIDE WITH BRUSSELS BIG BRACKETS

We offer a schedule of cycling rides all year round. 

Check out our YEARLY SCHEDULE of the cycling events we attend and of the social events we organise! For up-to-date information, check out our STRAVA ACCOUNT (members only).

BBB "SUNDAY" RIDE, all year round

Join the BBB “iconic” ride!  We gather every Sunday in the Bois de la Cambre at 8.30am.
We form 4 different groups led by experienced road-captains. Choose which speed (from ~22 to 30+ km/h) and which distance (from ~60 to 100km) suits you best! More info here.

OTHER BBB "WEEKLY RIDES"

  • BBB “Early Birds” Ride (45km, ~26km/h •  FRIDAY MORNING (6.30am)
    Chill ride through the Pajottenland (from April to late September)
    Starting point: Quai de Veeweyde 32, Anderlecht. More info here.
  • BBB Gravel Rides, to be announced soon.
    You can already download our suggested routes.
  • BBB Indoor Sessions
    Meetups on Zwift proposed during winter-time.

RIDE WITH BBB RACING

BBB Racing accommodates all cyclists who aim at improving to competition level. We organise structured training rides and race-oriented training sessions. BBB Racing targets riders of all abilities interested in any kind of competition: ECW races, gran fondos, sportives, time trials, gravel, etc.

BBB RACING WEEKLY PROGRAM

For up-to-date information, check out our STRAVA ACCOUNT (members only) and our YEARLY SCHEDULE (attended cycling events). We join BBB members for BBB Sunday, Gravel or Early Birds Rides as well.
 

TYPICAL BBB RACING SPRING/SUMMER WEEK

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING (occasional – 6.30pm) • Specific training sessions (~60km).
    Organised periodically to concentrate on a specific aspect of cycling
  • THURSDAY EVENING (6.30pm) • BBB Racing race training (55-60km)
    Race simulation type-training over a pre-defined segment (20-25km) on a safe course.
  • SATURDAY MORNING (9.00am) • BBB Racing long rides (90-150km+)
    Rides published every week with an advertised average speed and a set course.
  • SUNDAY MORNING (8.30am) • BBB long rides
    We take part in BBB Sunday Rides and regularly help leading some of the groups.

We additionally provide a comprehensive plan of indoor training sessions during winter.
Some of us take part in the HC – Tour de Wavre organized by our friends from Hors Catégorie every Tuesday evening (18.30 – from April to late September) 

MEETING POINT

We generally gather at the “kiosk” in the Bois de la Cambre in Brussels.

DISCOVER THE BBB ROUTES

Our routes are prepared and reviewed by experienced BBB members. You can download them for free and use them to discover the Brussels region by yourself. We also use them during our rides and training sessions.

BBB KIT

Classic in black or white or fresh-new in pink and dark blue (for our Racing Team), our club jersey is iconic.
We proudly wear red and green, the colors of the city of Brussels as well.
 
Take a look in our webshop to check-out the availability of Brussels Big Brackets official apparel. 

MEMBERSHIP

Become a BBB member

You want to join our recreational section?
Members should both have a valid membership with BBB and get a license with any of the following federations, according to your preference: Fédération Francophone Belge de Cyclotourisme (FFBC – affiliation n°1006) and the Vlaamse Wielrijdersbond (VWB – n°400), as well Cycling Vlaanderen (n°12015014). We’ll take care of your registration with FFBC and VWB. You’ll have to register by yourself with Cycling Vlaanderen.

You want to join the BBB Racing section?
Subscribe to an Elite 3 licence by yourself directly on Cycling Vlaanderen website and select BBB as your club. Do not forget to complete your BBB membership afterwards!

THE BBB TEAM

Any question or suggestion regarding our Cycling Club? Feel free to contact us!

Jean-Philippe Thivet

Jean-Philippe Thivet

President
jpthivet@brusselsbigbrackets.eu

Emiel Van Druten

Emiel Van Druten

Secretary
info@brusselsbigbrackets.eu

Fabio Cristofoletto

Treasurer
fcristofoletto@brusselsbigbrackets.eu

Nicolas Brookes

BBB Racing
racing@brusselsbigbrackets.eu

 

Pierre Collowald

Sponsors and institutions
pcollowald@brusselsbigbrackets.eu

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