Mobility & Accessibility

Gent-Wevelgem 2022: how do you get to the start and finish line?

On Sunday 27 March you can enjoy 7 wonderful races in Flanders Fields on the roads between Ypres and Wevelgem. Ypres and Wevelgem are doing everything they can to organise mobility to Ghent-Wevelgem in the best possible way. We put all transport possibilities in a list for you.

YPRES

Do you live nearby? If so, just head to Grote Markt on foot. The station is within walking distance and the bicycle parking facility is also nearby. 

 

WEVELGEM

If you live in the centre, it is always best to arrive on foot. The train station is a 5-minute walk away for those who prefer public transport.

YPRES

The centre of Ypres is easily accessible by bike. There are bike stalls in the parking lot Kolve in the Gevangenisstraat. Please note that the car park is not guarded, so be sure to bring your lock to leave your bike safely.  

WEVELGEM

A temporary, extra bike stall is being built on the "Grotplein", in the shadow of the church (and 300m from the finish). Attention: the bike sheds near the pubs "Alfa" and "De Mythe" will be temporarily removed for safety reasons during the race. 

 

During Gent-Wevelgem all normal transport tickets are valid, such as season tickets or a Lijnkaart. All information and timetables can be found on www.delijn.be.

With a Weekend Ticket (formerly known as Weekendbiljet) you travel at a discount of -50%* on your outward and return journey. Are you over 65? With the Senior Ticket you also enjoy a nice discount.

To the start in Ypres

The Ypres train station is within walking distance of our start zone at the Grote Markt. Be sure to check the timetable of the trains to Ypres and get to the start of Gent-Wevelgem without parking problems.   

To the finish in Wevelgem

After the start in Ypres, would you also like to head to the finish in Wevelgem? It’s easy by train! The station is also near the finish line in Wevelgem, so you don't have to worry about parking.

Plan your journey using the SNCB journey planner

 

YPRES

Are you coming by car? We will provide a public car park on Oudstrijderslaan and Rijselsepoort. This car park is accessible via exit 4 Ypres Centre. From there just follow the signs. Or leave your car in the car park at Ypres station, which is within walking distance, and where you can also park for free on Sundays. 

WEVELGEM

We advise you to leave your car at home, but if that is not possible and you are looking for a parking space? Then you can park here: 

  • Parking Station, Stationsstraat, Wevelgem 

  • Parking Nieuwe Markt, Stationsstraat, Wevelgem  

We make sure that Gent-Wevelgem - In Flanders Fields is as accessible as possible for cycling fans. So also for visitors with special needs and wishes. For this we work together with Inter, to make the experience for people with disabilities as optimal as possible.

What do we provide?
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities near the start location in Ypres and at the finish in Wevelgem
- A reserved area on the Grote Markt in Ypres for all races that start, pass and finish there that day, with accessible toilets nearby and a view of a large screen. 
- A stage for wheelchairs at the finish in Wevelgem with accessible sanitary facilities and a view on a large screen
- Inter-volunteers who provide welcome and assistance at these car parks and reserved areas. 

Do you have a disability and would you like to make use of these facilities? Mail to thomas.desmet@inter.vlaanderen and indicate which facilities you want to use at the arrival and/or starting location. Inter will provide you with all information and documents in advance.