Scope Backyard Breakaway: A day out on our home roads

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Scope Backyard Breakaway

A day out on our home roads

Scope is a brand made in cycling. And it’s a brand that has its headquarters right at the heart of it; in the Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The Netherlands, much like Belgium, are known as a place of sheer cycling enthusiasm. Plenty of world class athletes have honed their skills here, before becoming stars of the sport. Riders like Steven Kruijswijk, Wout Poels, and Koen de Kort, who just finished the 106th edition of the Tour de France are just of them. Others are Lars Boom, Jeroen Blijlevens, and Gert-Jan Theunisse, just to name a few.

Like most of the Netherlands, North-Brabant is mostly flat but nearly every part of the area is above sea level. Crossing into Belgium, one can even find a few climbs. Thus, the area makes for perfect rides.

Sharing the ride

We love cycling. In all its facets. And we like to share the ride.

On the 29th of September we’ll arrange the inaugural Scope Backyard Breakaway, a ride during which we’ll not only show you the roads we normally ride on. But, and more importantly, a ride that shall allow us to have a good time together. A chilled one, with a little flavor.

Here are the key facts:

Date: 29 September 2019

Location: Cyklist Wielercafe, Gasfabriek 3, 5613CP Eindhoven

Start Time: 09h30 AM

Finish Ride: 03h00 PM 

Awards: 03h30 PM 

Motto: Discoveries. Team Spirit. Fun.

Course: 124 km or 60 km. Please join our Strava club to check out the course [Link]. We designed the course in a way that allows you to make a decision to ride either the long or the short option at our coffee stop location (halfway point of the short course). 

Segments: Kings of the rolling hills, Kings of the gravel

Program: We invite you and your friends to join us at the end of September in Eindhoven for the first edition of the Scope Backyard Breakaway. Riding together as a team of 4 to 6 riders you’ll have the chance to explore our test and training area, win some cool prizes and just simply have a great time with like-minded people.

The route(s)

Speaking of good times, we created a course and program that allows riders of all levels to enjoy the nature south of Eindhoven, while also being able to grab a mid-ride coffee and to watch the finale of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

We designed the course together with Eindhoven based designer Yorit Kluitman, a prominent figure in the local bike scene and author of Bicycle Landscape, a book that captures the Dutch landscape from behind the bars.

Using the July weather, we headed out together to decide on the route and the timed segments that will offer you and your friends the chance to measure yourself with the other participants.

Same as on the day of the event, we started our ride at the Cyklist Wielercafe in Eindhoven, the perfect point to meet up and get ready for any the ride in and around town. From here it doesn’t take long to leave the urban roads behind us. It literally only takes a couple of minutes until one can enjoy to spin the legs in some stunning nature.

Leaving Eindhoven, we headed south, following the narrow cycling paths towards the Grote Heide and Valkenhorst. After passing through a couple of small villages we reached a stretch of roads that will become the “Kings of the gravel” segment, come the day of the event. And in case you want to check it out beforehand, don’t worry – we’ll publish the segment before the event, so you can prepare yourself for the challenge. The segment combines roads that feature hard-packed sand, gravel and cobbles – nothing, though, that can’t be ridden on a road bike. We can confirm that, and our bikes as well.

After finishing the segment, we continued on some quiet countryside roads and headed to one of the area’s most iconic sights, the De Achelse Kluis. On the day of the event, you’ll be able to find a coffee truck here. To take a short breather, grab a coffee and to fill up your bottles. The monastery will also mark the halfway point of the short route (60 km), as one will be able to head back to the Cyklist Wielercafe from here, riding along the same roads the will mark the final stretch of the long route (120 km).

Crossing the border to Belgium, we continued to head south and to follow the roads that we had in mind for the long route. Riding along the Bocholt-Herentals canal, we pedaled towards Bocholt and Opoeteren, the halfway point of the long route. And the start of the heuvels, the rolling hills.

Leaving the village we tackled a few narrow roads, perfect for a good day in the saddle. And perfect for the “Kings of the rolling hills” segment. Much as it’s been for us, it will be a surprising one for you and your friends. But, don’t worry, the segment is certainly cool. One, that most definitely will make you talk about it afterwards.

It didn’t take us long to decide on the roads for the second of our two timed segments. From there on we continued north, through the fields and back to the canal and the monastery, on roads that feature really smooth tarmac.

Coming back to the monastery, you’ll be able to grab another coffee before tackling the final stretch of the Backyard Breakaway. The final 30 kilometers of the course lead us through the Langbosch, and the t’Leenderheide, allowing us to take in the scenery of small Brabant villages and their surrounding nature.

We came back to the Cyklist after roughly 4 hours. However, on the day of the event we’ll take it easier.

 

Click here to join our Strava club and download the route

The challenges

As already mentioned, we designed two challenges along the way. While it is cool to just simply enjoy a ride with your friends in the nature, we know that some of you also like to put the hammer down. The two segments we designed shall allow you to do so.

The challenges are also the reason why we’d like you to sign up as a group. However, if you can’t convince your friends to join, then you can also sign up for the event as an individual. The Scope Backyard Breakaway is a free event. And in the end, the main goal is to provide you with the chance to get a memorable ride in, in great nature and with like-minded people.

 

Click here to sign up for the event

 

We will publish the two segments on Strava before the Backyard Breakaway.

After the ride

After coming back to the Cyklist Wielercafe you will find time to refuel. And before we’ll finish the day with a public viewing of the Worlds, we’ll award the team(s) that clocked the fastest time on the two segments.

Together with Yorit, we finished our coffee at the café and made some final notes to prepare the event. We’re already looking forward to it and to welcome you on the 29th September.

Featured Products

Scope R3d

The Scope R3d performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Yorit Kluitman & Veit Hammer

Scope Backyard Breakaway

A day out on our home roads

Scope is a brand made in cycling. And it’s a brand that has its headquarters right at the heart of it; in the Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The Netherlands, much like Belgium, are known as a place of sheer cycling enthusiasm. Plenty of world class athletes have honed their skills here, before becoming stars of the sport. Riders like Steven Kruijswijk, Wout Poels, and Koen de Kort, who just finished the 106th edition of the Tour de France are just of them. Others are Lars Boom, Jeroen Blijlevens, and Gert-Jan Theunisse, just to name a few.

Like most of the Netherlands, North-Brabant is mostly flat but nearly every part of the area is above sea level. Crossing into Belgium, one can even find a few climbs. Thus, the area makes for perfect rides.

Sharing the ride

We love cycling. In all its facets. And we like to share the ride.

On the 29th of September we’ll arrange the inaugural Scope Backyard Breakaway, a ride during which we’ll not only show you the roads we normally ride on. But, and more importantly, a ride that shall allow us to have a good time together. A chilled one, with a little flavor.

Here are the key facts:

Date: 29 September 2019

Location: Cyklist Wielercafe, Gasfabriek 3, 5613CP Eindhoven

Start Time: 09h30 AM

Finish Ride: 03h00 PM 

Awards: 03h30 PM 

Motto: Discoveries. Team Spirit. Fun.

Course: 124 km or 60 km. Please join our Strava club to check out the course [Link]. We designed the course in a way that allows you to make a decision to ride either the long or the short option at our coffee stop location (halfway point of the short course). 

Segments: Kings of the rolling hills, Kings of the gravel

Program: We invite you and your friends to join us at the end of September in Eindhoven for the first edition of the Scope Backyard Breakaway. Riding together as a team of 4 to 6 riders you’ll have the chance to explore our test and training area, win some cool prizes and just simply have a great time with like-minded people.

The route(s)

Speaking of good times, we created a course and program that allows riders of all levels to enjoy the nature south of Eindhoven, while also being able to grab a mid-ride coffee and to watch the finale of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

We designed the course together with Eindhoven based designer Yorit Kluitman, a prominent figure in the local bike scene and author of Bicycle Landscape, a book that captures the Dutch landscape from behind the bars.

Using the July weather, we headed out together to decide on the route and the timed segments that will offer you and your friends the chance to measure yourself with the other participants.

Same as on the day of the event, we started our ride at the Cyklist Wielercafe in Eindhoven, the perfect point to meet up and get ready for any the ride in and around town. From here it doesn’t take long to leave the urban roads behind us. It literally only takes a couple of minutes until one can enjoy to spin the legs in some stunning nature.

Leaving Eindhoven, we headed south, following the narrow cycling paths towards the Grote Heide and Valkenhorst. After passing through a couple of small villages we reached a stretch of roads that will become the “Kings of the gravel” segment, come the day of the event. And in case you want to check it out beforehand, don’t worry – we’ll publish the segment before the event, so you can prepare yourself for the challenge. The segment combines roads that feature hard-packed sand, gravel and cobbles – nothing, though, that can’t be ridden on a road bike. We can confirm that, and our bikes as well.

After finishing the segment, we continued on some quiet countryside roads and headed to one of the area’s most iconic sights, the De Achelse Kluis. On the day of the event, you’ll be able to find a coffee truck here. To take a short breather, grab a coffee and to fill up your bottles. The monastery will also mark the halfway point of the short route (60 km), as one will be able to head back to the Cyklist Wielercafe from here, riding along the same roads the will mark the final stretch of the long route (120 km).

Crossing the border to Belgium, we continued to head south and to follow the roads that we had in mind for the long route. Riding along the Bocholt-Herentals canal, we pedaled towards Bocholt and Opoeteren, the halfway point of the long route. And the start of the heuvels, the rolling hills.

Leaving the village we tackled a few narrow roads, perfect for a good day in the saddle. And perfect for the “Kings of the rolling hills” segment. Much as it’s been for us, it will be a surprising one for you and your friends. But, don’t worry, the segment is certainly cool. One, that most definitely will make you talk about it afterwards.

It didn’t take us long to decide on the roads for the second of our two timed segments. From there on we continued north, through the fields and back to the canal and the monastery, on roads that feature really smooth tarmac.

Coming back to the monastery, you’ll be able to grab another coffee before tackling the final stretch of the Backyard Breakaway. The final 30 kilometers of the course lead us through the Langbosch, and the t’Leenderheide, allowing us to take in the scenery of small Brabant villages and their surrounding nature.

We came back to the Cyklist after roughly 4 hours. However, on the day of the event we’ll take it easier.

The challenges

As already mentioned, we designed two challenges along the way. While it is cool to just simply enjoy a ride with your friends in the nature, we know that some of you also like to put the hammer down. The two segments we designed shall allow you to do so.

The challenges are also the reason why we’d like you to sign up as a group. However, if you can’t convince your friends to join, then you can also sign up for the event as an individual. The Scope Backyard Breakaway is a free event. And in the end, the main goal is to provide you with the chance to get a memorable ride in, in great nature and with like-minded people.

 

Click here to sign up for the event

 

We will publish the two segments on Strava before the Backyard Breakaway.

After the ride

After coming back to the Cyklist Wielercafe you will find time to refuel. And before we’ll finish the day with a public viewing of the Worlds, we’ll award the team(s) that clocked the fastest time on the two segments.

Together with Yorit, we finished our coffee at the café and made some final notes to prepare the event. We’re already looking forward to it and to welcome you on the 29th September.

Featured Products

Scope R3d

The Scope R3d performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Yorit Kluitman & Veit Hammer

Scope Backyard Breakaway

A day out on our home roads

Scope is a brand made in cycling. And it’s a brand that has its headquarters right at the heart of it; in the Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The Netherlands, much like Belgium, are known as a place of sheer cycling enthusiasm. Plenty of world class athletes have honed their skills here, before becoming stars of the sport. Riders like Steven Kruijswijk, Wout Poels, and Koen de Kort, who just finished the 106th edition of the Tour de France are just of them. Others are Lars Boom, Jeroen Blijlevens, and Gert-Jan Theunisse, just to name a few.

Like most of the Netherlands, North-Brabant is mostly flat but nearly every part of the area is above sea level. Crossing into Belgium, one can even find a few climbs. Thus, the area makes for perfect rides.

Sharing the ride

We love cycling. In all its facets. And we like to share the ride.

On the 29th of September we’ll arrange the inaugural Scope Backyard Breakaway, a ride during which we’ll not only show you the roads we normally ride on. But, and more importantly, a ride that shall allow us to have a good time together. A chilled one, with a little flavor.

Here are the key facts:

Date: 29 September 2019

Location: Cyklist Wielercafe, Gasfabriek 3, 5613CP Eindhoven

Start Time: 09h30 AM

Finish Ride: 03h00 PM 

Awards: 03h30 PM 

Motto: Discoveries. Team Spirit. Fun.

Course: 124 km or 60 km. Please join our Strava club to check out the course [Link]. We designed the course in a way that allows you to make a decision to ride either the long or the short option at our coffee stop location (halfway point of the short course). 

Segments: Kings of the rolling hills, Kings of the gravel

Program: We invite you and your friends to join us at the end of September in Eindhoven for the first edition of the Scope Backyard Breakaway. Riding together as a team of 4 to 6 riders you’ll have the chance to explore our test and training area, win some cool prizes and just simply have a great time with like-minded people.

Sharing the ride

We love cycling. In all its facets. And we like to share the ride.

On the 29th of September we’ll arrange the inaugural Scope Backyard Breakaway, a ride during which we’ll not only show you the roads we normally ride on. But, and more importantly, a ride that shall allow us to have a good time together. A chilled one, with a little flavor.

Here are the key facts:

Date: 29 September 2019

Location: Cyklist Wielercafe, Gasfabriek 3, 5613CP Eindhoven

Start Time: 09h30 AM

Finish Ride: 03h00 PM 

Awards: 03h30 PM 

Motto: Discoveries. Team Spirit. Fun.

Course: 124 km or 60 km. Please join our Strava club to check out the course [Link]. We designed the course in a way that allows you to make a decision to ride either the long or the short option at our coffee stop location (halfway point of the short course). 

Segments: Kings of the rolling hills, Kings of the gravel

Program: We invite you and your friends to join us at the end of September in Eindhoven for the first edition of the Scope Backyard Breakaway. Riding together as a team of 4 to 6 riders you’ll have the chance to explore our test and training area, win some cool prizes and just simply have a great time with like-minded people.

 

The route(s)

Speaking of good times, we created a course and program that allows riders of all levels to enjoy the nature south of Eindhoven, while also being able to grab a mid-ride coffee and to watch the finale of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

We designed the course together with Eindhoven based designer Yorit Kluitman, a prominent figure in the local bike scene and author of Bicycle Landscape, a book that captures the Dutch landscape from behind the bars.

Using the July weather, we headed out together to decide on the route and the timed segments that will offer you and your friends the chance to measure yourself with the other participants.

Same as on the day of the event, we started our ride at the Cyklist Wielercafe in Eindhoven, the perfect point to meet up and get ready for any the ride in and around town. From here it doesn’t take long to leave the urban roads behind us. It literally only takes a couple of minutes until one can enjoy to spin the legs in some stunning nature.

Leaving Eindhoven, we headed south, following the narrow cycling paths towards the Grote Heide and Valkenhorst. After passing through a couple of small villages we reached a stretch of roads that will become the “Kings of the gravel” segment, come the day of the event. And in case you want to check it out beforehand, don’t worry – we’ll publish the segment before the event, so you can prepare yourself for the challenge. The segment combines roads that feature hard-packed sand, gravel and cobbles – nothing, though, that can’t be ridden on a road bike. We can confirm that, and our bikes as well.

After finishing the segment, we continued on some quiet countryside roads and headed to one of the area’s most iconic sights, the De Achelse Kluis. On the day of the event, you’ll be able to find a coffee truck here. To take a short breather, grab a coffee and to fill up your bottles. The monastery will also mark the halfway point of the short route (60 km), as one will be able to head back to the Cyklist Wielercafe from here, riding along the same roads the will mark the final stretch of the long route (120 km).

Crossing the border to Belgium, we continued to head south and to follow the roads that we had in mind for the long route. Riding along the Bocholt-Herentals canal, we pedaled towards Bocholt and Opoeteren, the halfway point of the long route. And the start of the heuvels, the rolling hills.

Leaving the village we tackled a few narrow roads, perfect for a good day in the saddle. And perfect for the “Kings of the rolling hills” segment. Much as it’s been for us, it will be a surprising one for you and your friends. But, don’t worry, the segment is certainly cool. One, that most definitely will make you talk about it afterwards.

It didn’t take us long to decide on the roads for the second of our two timed segments. From there on we continued north, through the fields and back to the canal and the monastery, on roads that feature really smooth tarmac.

Coming back to the monastery, you’ll be able to grab another coffee before tackling the final stretch of the Backyard Breakaway. The final 30 kilometers of the course lead us through the Langbosch, and the t’Leenderheide, allowing us to take in the scenery of small Brabant villages and their surrounding nature.

We came back to the Cyklist after roughly 4 hours. However, on the day of the event we’ll take it easier.

The challenges

As already mentioned, we designed two challenges along the way. While it is cool to just simply enjoy a ride with your friends in the nature, we know that some of you also like to put the hammer down. The two segments we designed shall allow you to do so.

The challenges are also the reason why we’d like you to sign up as a group. However, if you can’t convince your friends to join, then you can also sign up for the event as an individual. The Scope Backyard Breakaway is a free event. And in the end, the main goal is to provide you with the chance to get a memorable ride in, in great nature and with like-minded people.

 

Click here to sign up for the event

 

We will publish the two segments on Strava before the Backyard Breakaway.

After the ride

After coming back to the Cyklist Wielercafe you will find time to refuel. And before we’ll finish the day with a public viewing of the Worlds, we’ll award the team(s) that clocked the fastest time on the two segments.

Together with Yorit, we finished our coffee at the café and made some final notes to prepare the event. We’re already looking forward to it and to welcome you on the 29th September.

Featured Products

Scope R3d

The Scope R3d performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Yorit Kluitman & Veit Hammer