Sunday will be a pretty busy day in Brussels. Not only the Brussels Marathon, but also a tribute to cycling champion Remco Evenepoel on the Grote Markt will ensure.
The Brussels marathon will start at 9 a.m. at the Atomium and is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the King Baudouin Stadium. The route will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., Brussels Mobility reports.
For this reason, the A12 in the direction of Brussels will be closed at 07:30, from the junction with the Ring at Strombeek-Bever. If you want to enter the center of Brussels from the A12, it is best to drive via the Ring.
A large part of the bridges over the Brussels-Charleroi Canal will also be inaccessible. Crossing the Channel is still possible via the Buda Bridge or via Sainctelette.
Brussels Mobility advises to avoid the vicinity of the route by car.
But several STIB bus lines are also unable to exit and have to take a different route, around Laeken and Schaerbeek. It concerns the lines 13, 14, 20, 46, 53, 56, 83, 86, 88 and the shuttle bus of line 19. Other lines can also be laid from a restricted travel route on Sunday morning.
The STIB therefore advises its travelers to opt for the metro and tram as much as possible for their simpler ones.
It will also be difficult to maneuver in Brussels because of world champion cycling Remco Evenepoel. The applications start in Dilbeek, where he becomes an honorary citizen. After the ceremony, a bicycle procession will leave for Brussels. At around 3 pm the peloton will arrive at the Grote Markt, where he will be paid tribute and where he will also appear on the balcony.
The bicycle procession goes through Sint-Anna-Pede and Anderlecht, and is accompanied by the bicycle brigade of the Brussels police.