The Cycling Museum
Belgium, France and Italy witnessed the birth of cycling sports, but cycle racing is nowhere as popular as here!
Eddy Merckx, the Cannibal, shook Belgium to the core for years, as did Roeselare-born Odiel Defraeye when he won the Tour de France in 1912 as the first Belgian in history. The roots of that popularity therefore are anchored in the region of Roeselare, at the heart of West Flanders. Add a whole list of Roeselare-born world champions and you will understand why the Cycling museum had to be established in Roeselare!
The WieMu presents the whirlwind story of the bicycle and racing history. Historical and contemporary (race)bikes, jerseys and trophies, image fragments and cycling prints... provide a fascinating view of that part of popular culture.