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Cycling tracks in Leopoldsburg

 

In the past there were 2 cycling tracks in Leopoldsburg. The information on this page I received from Jean-Pierre CHANOINE, for which thanks. The information comes from the thesis of Bert MOEYART. You can find the complete thesis here (in Dutch).

Old photo of a wooden cycling track (presumably at Leopoldsburg) – With thanks to Etienne BIES

Track from 1910-1921 A. Location : Stationsstraat B. Years of competition :1913-1914, 1919-1921 [233] C. Tech. data : Houten wielerbaan D. Details : Both cycling tracks of Leopoldsburg turned good because there were always soldiers from all over the country as an audience. Even the best riders came to Leopoldsburg, because they always had a soldier from their own region as supporter. [234]

The concrete cycling track of Leopoldsburg?

Track from the years 1920-1930 A. Location: At the ‘Quatre Bras’ in the hamlet of ‘Het Geleeg’ B. Years of competition:1922-1926, 1928-1935, 1937 [235] C. Tech. data : 250 meter long / concrete D. Details: This cycle track replaced the previous and was slightly further from the center. The cycling track was under the direction of Jef Hulsmans. In 1924 all the wood of the cycling track had already been stoked [236]

Location of the cycling track at the Weidestraat

In the years 1924 until before WW II there was also a velodrome on the Geleeg. The day is still reminded by the Wielerbaanstraat.

Used references:
[233] SportWereld, 17/3/1913, 3. ; SportWereld, 13/3/1914, 2. ; SportWereld, 6/6/1919, 2. ; SportWereld, 29/3/1920, 2. ; SportWereld, 23/2/1921, 2. [234] Brief van Jos Vermeulen, 21/1/2003. [235] SW, 6/3/1922, 2. ; SportWereld, 15/3/1923, 2. ; SportWereld, 12/2/1924, 2. ; SportWereld, 20/4/1925, 2. ; SportWereld, 13/2/1926, 2. ; SportWereld, 9/7/1928, 2. ; SportWereld, 9/4/1929, 2. ; SportWereld, 13/4/1930, 3. ; Het Nieuwsblad, 17/4/1931, 4. ; SportWereld, 9/3/1932, 2. ; Het Nieuwsblad, 11/3/1933, 5. ; Het Nieuwsblad, 21/4/1934, 6. ; Het Nieuwsblad, 13/3/1935, 5. ; Het Nieuwsblad, 8/8/1937, 8. [236] Brief van Jos Vermeulen, 21/1/2003. ; Van Landeghem Archief – Wielrennen: Doos 152: Wielerbanen.

Cycling track of the Stationsstraat around 1909