A smaller town but very conveniently located to the south of Oudenaarde close to the sportive start and on the way back to Calais. There are plenty of good restaurants and bars in town and the hotels here are very good value and of a high standard.
The easiest way to get to Oudenaarde is by driving - approx 1hr45 from Calais. Alternatives are flying to Brussels (1hr away) or Eurostar.
Race packs can be collected on the morning of the sportive in Antwerp for the long route and Oudenaarde for the medium & short or between 2pm & 7pm on the Friday (de Qubus, Lindestraat in Oudenaarde). Long route transfers to Antwerp leave Oudenaarde at 05:30. If you are staying in Antwerp there is a return shuttle at 19:00 or 20:00.
There is a rolling start for all routes. The long route should start in Antwerp between 7am and 8am. The medium and short routes start in Oudenaarde between 7am and 9am for the medium and 7am and 10am for the short route.
All routes finish in Oudenaarde.