Cycling

General information about cycling at TSWV De Meet, training sessions, possibilities for beginners without a road bike, sprint classification, and the Paris – Tilburg ride

Cycling season

De Meet organizes two trainings per week (Monday, Thursday). On each training day we gather at the Sport Centre of Tilburg University between 5.00PM and 6.00PM (the exact time is always discussed beforehand) and leave together. The trainings on Monday are on a closed cycling track of TWC Pijnenburg (Reeshof, Tilburg). During these trainings we practice cornering, do intervals and improve everyone’s technical abilities. These trainings are managed by a trainer.

The Thursday we are following our own route on public roads (“Meetrondje”) which is approximately 54km long. These trainings are the perfect opportunity for practicing how to ride in a big group, but also a nice occasion to have a nice chat with other teammates and enjoy the beauty of road cycling together. During the trainings we take everyone’s physical level and condition into account. Thus, no matter if you are a beginner in road cycling or an elite, everyone is warmly welcomed! Since the team is big enough, you will definitely find other riders on the same level as you are.

Winter season

De Meet stay active in the winter season as well, no matter if it’s cold or gets darker earlier. Therefore, if you are addicted to cycling, you don’t have to put down your bike during this period. The winter season lasts from the middle of October until March. The structure of the training stays the same, but we have spinning sessions as well on Wednesdays. The Monday track trainings do not take place at TWC Pijnenburg, but at T58. The Thursday trainings are also on different routes, but these routes are always discussed beforehand as well as the meeting time and the spinning sessions.

Paris - Tilburg

Paris Tilburg is a huge event that has been organized 10 times in the past 12 years by De Meet. Some of our strongest riders cycle from the city centre of Paris to Tilburg in 24 hours. The total distance of the ride is approximately 420km. The riders start at the famous Champs-Elysées around midnight and cycle to Tilburg via Belgium. The next Paris-Tilburg ride will take place in June 2024, more information will follow soon!

Beginners without bike

Are you a beginner without a bike? No problem! We have few rental bikes (road bikes and mountain bikes) that you can use and rent. If you are planning to rent a bike, please contact us! Also, if you are planning to purchase your own bike, we are happy to help you to look at the options you might have!

Strava

We always track our trainings with the popular Strava app. YOu can also find us there and see our rider’s activities.

The sprint classification

The sprint classification at De Meet has been a popular tradition for many years. On every Thursday during the training every rider can race for points. The “Meetrondje” includes three sprint segments, from which the most challenging one between Gilze and Chaam counts for points. 3, 2 and 1 point is distributed for the first three riders. Women and men races are divided. These sprints are a nice chance for the riders to compete against each other and get a little feeling of racing. The Classement starts in March and riders can collect points until the end of the season (October). The best woman  and man riders will be awarded by a prize.

Dames Sprintklassement

NaamPunten
1Ilona12
2Clara12
3Annelin8
4Roos6
5Bregje5

Heren Sprintklassement

NaamPunten
1Koen J17
2Paul9
3Leonid9
4Bendi6
5Joost6
6Jean Dré6
7Freek6
8Jord4
9Mees3
10Rick2
11Jelmer2
12Koen K1
13Rein1

Previous winners:

Women:
2023: Ilona van Ginneken
2022: Marcella van Wanrooij
2021: Tessa Wokke
2019: Ilona van Ginneken

Men:
2023: Koen de Jong
2022: Teun Nagel
2021: Luc Daniels
2019: Victor van Buuren – Tim Broers
2018: Tim Broers

Time trials

Heren met licentie

NaamTijd
Jaar
1Luuk van Gestel13:22:072020
2Nol van Loon13:40:282017
3Michael-Angelo Romana13:44:382017
4Teun Forschelen13:54:002014
5Ronald Kolkman14:12:002013
6Bram Dissel14:20:332017
7Leonid Berlitz14:24:002024
8Michiel van Bellen14:28:002013
9Joep Staps14:33:002015
10Teun Nagel14:36:302022

Heren zonder licentie

NaamTijd
Jaar
1Jord Wokke14:27:002023
2Twan Vissers14:46:402020
3Koen de Jong14:52:022023
4Luc Daniels14:52:222021
5Bart Schriek14:58:002023
6Casper Vorstermans15:02:602021
7Bas Vlaskamp15:04:382016
8Jean-Dré Damoiseaux15:05:002023
9Freek van der Weij15:08:502022
10Vincent de Groot15:10:272020

Dames

NaamTijd
Jaar
1Elena Ecker15:18:002024
2Marcella van Wanrooij15:25:502023
3Bianca van den Belt15:45:092020
4Elisa Serne15:51:542020
5Bregje van Dortmont16:05:002024
6Tessa Wokke16:05:572021
7Faya Willigenburg16:42:132023
8Lieske Coumans16:43:182021
9Aster Bruning16:44:482017
10Elisabeth Beusch17:05:032018