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Motocross in MCC Rognée, Charleroi, Wallonia Belgium

Trail length:
2000 m (6562 ft)
Trail width:
10-12 m (33 – 39.4 ft)
Soil:
Clay, sand,wood chips
Features:
Two double jump chairs, 8+3 single jump tables, a raise on each turn
Charleroi is the capital of the province of Hainaut and a municipality of Wallonia. It is a big metropolitan area ranked in the fifth place as the most populous city in Belgium after Brussels, Antwerp, Liège and Ghent. Charleroi straddles both banks of the river Sambre in a marked by industrial activities area.

In 1978, a circuit was created on the site Marginières to Rognée. Throughout the years, that circuit was used in many off-road ways until after many modifications and alterations, it ended up to be a circuit spot for motocross and some other off-road sports.

The circuit now meets the two main European standards 2000 ± 10 m / 6562 ± 33 ft long and 12 m /  39.4 ft wide. The whole area is divided in four circuits, one for motorcycles over 125 cm3, one for children with normal bikes, one for children starting system and one for quads.

The main circuit is 2000 m / 6562 ft long, and 10-12 m / 33 – 39.4 ft wide. Soil is clay with sand and wood chips. The main trail consists of two double jump chairs, 8 plus 3 single jump tables of 20 to 25 m / 66 – 82 ft and a raise on each turn. Around the terrain, there are three spaces, one parking lot for drivers, a space for spectators and a VIP space.

In order to enhance the sound quality of the environment, a bund of 4 m / 13.1 ft high has been created around the circuit. Also, in compliance with the Walloon Belgian and European standards, thousands of trees and shrubs have been planted across the circuit.

If you want to stay for the weekend in your own motor-home, the parking lot is available with facilities like electricity connection, running water and 6 toilets and showers are provided all in a rural trees setting. Each week the circuit is being maintained so it is in perfect condition for you to ride it. By combining a weekend stay with motocross, you make the best choice for some short holidays.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Antwerp
65.1 miles (106 km), 1 hour 10 mins
Head east on Rue Basslé toward Rue de la Science. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Rue d'Orléans. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rue de la Régence. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Av. de Waterloo. Continue onto Av. Jules Hénin. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Rue de Lodelinsart. Take the ramp on the left to Bruxelles/Liège/Mons/Aéroport Charleroi. Merge onto E420. Take the exit onto E19. Continue onto E19/E40. At the interchange Strombeek-Bever, keep right and follow signs for A12 toward Willebroek. Continue onto A112 (signs for Ring Antwerpen/Brugge/Gent/Haven 1000-2000/Antwerpen-Centrum). Take the exit on the left toward Schelde. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Antwerpen/Centrum and merge onto N113. Continue straight onto Frankrijklei/N1. Turn left onto Maria-Henriëttalei/N184. Continue onto Bourlastraat. Continue onto Leopoldstraat. Continue onto Komedieplaats. Turn right onto Huidevettersstraat. Turn left onto Meirbrug. Turn right onto Eiermarkt.
BY CAR FROM Eupen
80.2 miles (129 km), 1 hour 20 mins
Head east on Rue Basslé toward Rue de la Science. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Rue d'Orléans. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rue du Gouvernement. Continue straight onto Rue du Parc. Turn left onto Rue de la Paix. Take the ramp on the left to Ring. Merge onto E420. Take exit 28-Namur for N90 toward Fleurus/Gilly/Charleroi-Nord. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the R3 ramp to Liège/Namur/Mons/Bruxelles. Merge onto R3. Take the exit onto E42 toward Liège/Namur/Heppignies. Merge onto E40. Take exit 38-Eupen to merge onto Rue de Herbesthaler/N67 toward Baelen Continue to follow N67 Go through 3 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rue de Verviers/Vervierser Str/N61. Turn right onto Paveestraße/Rue Pavée/N67 Continue to follow N67. Turn left onto Am Berg.
BY AIR
Brussels South Charleroi Airport,
4.6 miles (7 km)
BY TRAIN

Charleroi is connected by train to other Belgian major cities through the main Charleroi-South railway station. The city also has a secondary railway station, Charleroi-West, on the Charleroi-to-Ottignies line.

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