Cycling Weekly tackled the legendary Muur van Geraardsbergen this week to bring you footage of the iconic climb of the Tour of Flanders.

The cobbled climb is the penultimate one in the race, and, coming after some 240km, is one of the toughest in the race. 

The road first climbs up through the town of Geraardsbergen, but this isn’t technically part of the climb. It’s only when the road climbs out from the residental streets and rough cobbles start that the climb proper begins. 

The final short section is the Kapelmuur.

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Have you ridden the Muur? Tell us what you thought of it in the comments section below.

  • Simon Richardson

    Thanks all for your comments. The camera used is of excellent quality and takes high definition, widescreen footage. We set the camera up to record on lower quality to keep the size of the files down (the clips had to be emailed), the weather and light didn’t help either.

    As for riding on the wrong side of the road, well, the upper section of the Muur is closed to traffic, so cyclists can enjoy riding it traffic free almost every day of the year. If you ever find yourself nearby, we recommend you give it a go, it’s as hard as it looks, but very enjoyable.

    We’ll bring you more footage from famous climbs throughout the year.

    Simon Richardson
    CW Deputy editor

  • doug

    You took me there, thanks Great video!! Oh yea, heh Yen and bikeyboy….nah fagetaboutit.

  • oz!

    I wonder if our brave boys tackled this ????

  • bikeriderfrance

    a very silly man on that bike, he rode up the hill(s) 75% of the time on the wrong side, in fact at one point he was on the extreme left hand side into a blind bend,, other that that very good,, all is forgiven if NO CARS are allowed on the climb at ALL times, bon courage.

  • arronski

    OMG bad forcast for sundays race, carnage !

  • yen

    Lousy camera!!! – quality was rubbish.