The 'Tour of Flanders Business Pelotons' is a unique event where business, networking and cycling come together in an extraordinary experience.
On Friday 5 April we offer an unforgettable experience that will challenge all your senses in a physical and intellectual way. Sportsmanship, drive and knowledge aren't just values to us, but will be experienced lively.
The 'Tour of Flanders Business Pelotons' gives you the opportunity to face the same finale as the Tour of Flanders (70 or 100 km), to meet other sporting businessmen and managers, to offer your guests a unique experience, to be spoiled in a culinary fashion and to attend to a presentation of our keynote speaker Chris Cowart (Singularity University), an innovation expert and futurist whose love for the bike is indisputable.
This year we offer the possibility to choose between two distances: 70 or 100 km. The 100 km will guide you over hills and cobbled sections that the professionals will have to face on Sunday. The 70 km will avoid some of the cobble stones and climbs but is sufficiently challenging as well. After the race you will be a Flandrien for the rest of your life, whatever distance you may choose.
We'll ride in accompanied pelotons in terms of safety and speed.
On site you can choose the pelotons that suits your ambitions and capabilities.
Friday 5 april 2019
- 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and breakfast in brand new Sports Centre Rode Los (Oudenaarde)
- 10 a.m.: Grand Départ Flanders Business Pelotons (70km or 100km)
- 2 p.m.: Opportunity to shower & refresh in Sports Centre Rode Los, followed by shuttle to Tour de Flanders tent located at the finish
- 3 p.m.: Tour of Flanders cocktail and healthy gastronomy
- 4:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker Chris Cowart (Singularity University)
- 5:15 p.m.: Final reception
- 7 p.m.: End, safe homecoming
Chris Cowart is a futurist, design & innovation leader, and venture investor. He has worked across brands, innovation consulting, and venture communities for over 25 years.
Over a 15 year career at IDEO, he pioneered the human factors and user research disciplines in the design industry, and launched many 'first of their categories' like Tivo and Handspring.
Chris has an investment focus on disrupting retail, health & wellness, and consumer financial services.
Chris is a thought leader on the future of sports and the future of medicine. He is an avid cyclocross racer and kitesurfer.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors from Tufts University, and a Masters in business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
This talk covers design thinking and innovation in an exponential world; Over 15 years at IDEO, Chris pioneered design thinking, human centered design, and empathy-based design research. Design Thinking is an inclusive approach to problem solving and identifying new opportunities for innovation. You will hear stories from the field on how you might derive robust opportunities based on empathy with users, prototype for success, and tell compelling stories.
Chris will address some contemporary insights on exponentially growing technologies, the convergence of these technologies and what it all means for you and your business. Artificial intelligence, internet of things, and mixed reality opportunities are ripe for the audience, and we will have a lively exchange to ensure that you understand the technologies and their implications. This talk isn't about the doom and gloom ahead. Chris inspires you to consider the new opportunities this exponential era has opened up in our business and cultural landscape.
Don't miss this exclusive event!
Cost: €295 (excl. VAT) per person
Note: Subject to availability. Signing up early is recommended.
Of course we will take care of all the necessary comfort during the guided and secured Business Pelotons; such as a perfectly designed course, guidance of experienced motorcycle drivers, extensive supplies, technical support en route, traffic signallers on track, etc. That way you can enjoy your bike ride to the fullest, and, if you're not too tired, network along the way.
Some former champions with of a high Flandrien calibre will accompany or guide the Business Pelotons.
By signing up you automatically agree with the general terms and conditions.
General terms and conditions
You have registered for an event of We Ride NV, having its registered office at Ottergemsesteenweg-Zuid 808, 9000 Gent, VAT BE0687.797.702, hereinafter referred to as PELOTON.
PELOTON is your single point of contact for all your questions. PELOTON can be reached every working day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Telephone: 011/45.99.00 - E-mail: email@example.com.
- Article 1. Registration
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The registration is only valid if the registration form has been completely and truthfully filled out, the registration fee and payment for extras have been paid in full and these general terms and conditions have been accepted.
Article 2. Right of withdrawal
The registration falls under Art. VI, 53, 12° WER for which the right of withdrawal is excluded.
In case of non-participation, regardless of the reason, the registration fee and possible extras cannot be reclaimed.
Article 3. Cancellation of the event
If the event is cancelled on the grounds of exceptional circumstances, PELOTON shall, in so far is possible, offer the participants an equivalent alternative in the form of the possibility to register for free for a new/the next edition of the same event, or another event of PELOTON. For each event PELOTON will decide which of these alternatives apply to the event.
Under no circumstance can PELOTON be obliged to reimburse the registration fee and possible extras (such as merchandising, T-shirts, training schedule, charity, etc.).
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Participants under the age of 16 must always be accompanied by a person older than 18.
During the participation, proof of registration (number on chest, handle bars, wristband, etc.) must be visible at all times.
The participant shall always respect the environment. The participant shall look after his/her own safety and the other participants. Participants must follow the instructions of the organisation, medical teams and police.
Participants shall at all times wear a helmet during cycling events. The Highway Code needs to be respected.
The organisation reserves the right to exclude participants from participation who do not respect the provisions of these general terms and conditions or pose a danger to themselves or third parties.
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Article 7. Change of registration
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Participants who want to change the distance can do so on-the-spot, on the day of the event. The administrative cost as indicated on-the-spot is payable for this. If a supplement is owed for the newly chosen distance, this will also be charged.
Article 8. Healthy & safe sports
Participation requires good health. The participant declares to meet this condition. Before participation, the organisation recommends a preventive sports medical examination at a certified sports doctor.
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Article 10. Comments/complaints
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Article 11. Validity of clauses
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