This is a very rare sportive that takes in two countries. The route heads from Belgium into northern France and then back into Belgium again.
Not only does the route go through the famous town of Ypres where every night The Last Post is played, but the key climb (the Kemmelberg) was the scene of two battles in 1918.
The easiest way to get the Kortrijk is by car from Calais which is just under 1hr30. Alternatively, you can get the Eurostar to Brussels and then onto Kortrijk - the station is opposite the hotel. If you are flying, Brussles airport is an hour away.
At the start of the sportive, bring your registration print out to collect your race number. If you have a Proximum Challenge Membership Card from 2015 or 2016, you can use that for this sportive.
The sportive starts & finishes by the pro race finish in Wevelgem. At the race village there is mechanical support and food & beer vendors.
There are a small number of hotels in Wevelgem itself (where the ride starts & finish) but preference is to stay in Kortrijk (6km away). The town is lively with a large square and plenty of bars & restaurants. The hotels are of much higher quality and several pro teams base themselves here during the Flanders classics.