SD Worx, Cycling Flanders and the Flemish Cycling School are joining forces to organise a fan day for world champion Lotte Kopecky on 30th September at the Kouter in Ghent, Belgium. This initiative is intended to inspire young girls to begin cycling, largely because a higher intake ensures sustainable growth of women’s cycling in the long term.
“Belgium is a great cycling nation, but the women always limped along behind. I hope I made everyone proud and that I have been able to inspire a lot of young girls,” Lotte Kopecky said after she became the first Belgian woman in half a century to win the world road title in Glasgow among the professionals. The Team SD Worx rider is taking her role as standard-bearer of Belgian women’s cycling seriously and is showing her dedication with this specially-arranged fan day.
This Saturday 30th September, Lotte Kopecky will leave at 2 pm with a bunch of children aged between 8 and 16 and ride from Wielerbaan Eddy Merckx on the Blaarmeersen to the Kouterplein in Ghent. There, race presenter Niko De Muyter will give the presentation on stage. There will also be an agility course, which Lotte herself will also try out, as well as a bouncy castle and a bicycle animation. Lotte will make time for a meet & greet with her fans. In addition, some fellow cyclists will drop by to meet the cycling fans. Lotte will also be honoured for her achievements in 2023, after which, Lotte will speak to the media present at around 5 pm. Kobe Verdonck, CEO of SD Worx, will also be available for an interview during the fan day.