Meet The Boss, The Blast and The Beast! Together these three power bundles form our first professional cycling team. The goal? To win! Don’t wait but take the initiative and get more out of track cycling with BEAT. Besides competing in an international race program, they will regularly attend the many BEAT (club) events. Below you can find out more about our Pro members.
When I joined the team in January, I said that it was my goal to shape a Track Team and that has now been achieved through this fantastic club. Oh man, I'm so excited to start! - Discover 'The Boss'.
Like BEAT, I never wanted to follow the pack. Pave my own way, try out other types of training, look for new things to try, adventure, risk... that suits me. Together with BEAT, I can continue to pave my own road to success, which I think is important. I really like the new possibilities and opportunities that BEAT brings to the table! - Discover 'The Blast'.
I really like the club feeling in BEAT. I also find a great deal of pleasure in tackling the challenges I’ll face together with the BEAT pioneers and getting BEAT to the top together! - Discover 'The Beast'.
I joined BEAT because I'm open to change. From a continuous improvement-standpoint, I think it's good to work with groups of people who think differently and do things differently. I love to take part in this revolution together with the BEAT Track Team! - Discover 'The Brains'.
If you want to change something you have to do it yourself. No nonsense and directly to the point! Meet the Coordination Team. Our people think outside the box with a rebellious side. From fighters who deliver the brainwork, providing us with advice, to members having their own role in BEAT Cycling Club's success. That's how it should be, having a fighting spirit that connects us all within the club.
I have been a passionate cyclist since my childhood. My dream is to permanently change the professional cycling scene together with other cycling enthusiasts. Together we will create a revolutionary club that will participate in the Tour de France. As a financial economist at Rebel I have an especially strong understanding of strategic, managerial and financial issues – knowledge that I would like to use to make BEAT Cycling Club successful.
As a marketing and communications manager for several teams in recent years, I learned about the cycling world from the inside. Professional cycling teams’ continuity currently depends entirely on main sponsors, and for the further development of the sport this must change. I would like to contribute together with other enthusiasts to the revolution and organize a team in a different way: creating a club with its own identity and involvement of members, and allowing cyclists, cycling fans and the business world to experience cycling at the highest level from within.
I’ve been quite active in cycling in recent years – as a rider, but especially in the coordination and organization of races, and particularly in making races accessible. My goal was always to make sure riders of all levels could become better or enjoy the sport more. I’m continuing to pursue that goal at BEAT Cycling Club. The club structure of BEAT is, in my opinion, the best way to help professional cycling and also to allow all members and partners to get the most out of the sport.
Since my childhood I’ve been a cycling fan, watching all the classics and Tours on television. After my first introduction to BEAT, I was sold. What an amazing concept to change the sport into a sustainable structure. I want to make a big success of BEAT Cycling Club and will use my experience with major sporting events to do so. Let’s change the world of cycling together with a big and engaged community.
My ambition has always been to make a difference in professional cycling – not only to play a supporting role but also to help the sport really change. With the new club model, commitment and long-term vision, we are creating an offering for cyclists, fans and businesses. With my knowledge and experience in the hospitality world (hotel management), I can direct my energy toward developing this. Be disobliging? (rebels) Yes please!
Working for professional teams, federations and clubs I saw the structural flaws in cycling from different sides. Together with Geert Broekhuizen, I recognized already years ago the need for a change in cycling. After many discussions we’ve put our ideas on the #RoadToBeat. BEAT Cycling Club will provide the evidence for a sustainable future for cycling by combining professional cycling and cycling for all, pros and enthusiasts, men and women, road and off-road. BEAT Cycling Club: the home for inspired people who ride bikes and follow professional cycling.
Having grown up in a family that is crazy about cycling, both on- and off-road, I realized early that my future would be in cycling, one way or another. Then, all of a sudden, I stumbled upon BEAT Cycling Club, and I immediately knew that I needed to get involved in this project. The clear ambition and enthusiastic club staff make for an energizing and inspiring work environment, and together with our amazing pioneers we are going to revolutionize the world of cycling. Tour de France, here we come!
The coordination team is supported daily by an enthusiastic group of employees. Thanks to their fantastic work we make sure BEAT Cycling Club reaches a higher level on a daily basis and that special projects are completed and delivered successfully.
Dries van den Broeck
Herman van Tilburg
Niels de Waard
Niels van Campen
Max van Gils
Keen on putting BEAT on the map and spread the word? Meet our ambassadors. Connected to the club and ready for a true revolution!
I’m very glad to get the chance at BEAT to represent the future club colors in individual races in Belgium and the Netherlands. I have consciously chosen to ride for BEAT because I see a future in BEAT, on both the sporting and the social sides, and I believe in the club model for the sport of cycling. My ambition is to ride the spring classics in the future BEAT pro team.
When I was 5 years old, I started riding BMX and soon switched to the bike with the curved handlebars. Eventually, I quit pro cycling in 2014. During my 14 years as a professional cyclist, I collected some nice victories. Unfortunately, I also discovered how vulnerable professional cycling is, due in part to the sport’s well-known problems. After my career I set two goals for myself: to try by my commitment to make cycling more (financially) sustainable and to try to get as many people as possible enthusiastic about cycling and get them on a bike (which kind doesn’t matter to me). In BEAT Cycling Club I can combine both goals. And hopefully this will give my children the opportunity to experience a better future in cycling.