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What we believe in

BELGIUM WHEELERS is daily users of micro-mobility machines coming from different horizons and having a common conviction about urban mobility. 

We are convinced that these new personal mobility devices offer a real alternative in terms of urban travel, in order to reduce traffic and improve air quality, with all the positive consequences for the population. 

Their main advantages are that they take up little space and can be perfectly combined with other modes of transport such as cars or public transport. 

They promote multimodal and flexible mobility, particularly appropriate in large cities and adaptable to the needs of each user.  

We are convinced that promoting this new, so-called “soft” mobility can be a tool contributing to more cultural openness and sharing, integration and intergenerational transmission. 

We want to enable everyone who so desires, regardless of age, gender, disability, cultural or social background, to discover these new devices and to take full advantage of mobility adapted to their needs. 

We also want to reassure and inform reluctant people of their potential, to try to deconstruct preconceived apprehension about these vehicles, and to give them more self-confidence when using them. 

We are convinced that the practice of a sport using electric unicycles, such as Polowheel, is an excellent way to perfect the mastery of one’s machine in all circumstances and especially in traffic. 

In February 2020 we organised the first micro-mobility sports competition in Belgium at ‘Tour & Taxis’ in Brussels: The Micro-Mobility Winter Games. Users from over Europe met and participated in the competition.

Our objectives and activities

Our aim is to help develop micro-mobility, and we are working to ensure that these new personal mobility devices are known and accepted by the greatest number of people and that they are given their rightful place on roads and cities.  

To this end, we organise various activities: 

Discovery activities for the public: 

We organise Micro-Mobility Days during which everyone can learn about numerous micro-mobility vehicles by trying them out in a safe environment with experienced trainers. 

We participate in different events that promote micro-mobility, such as the Bike Brussels Fair.  

We do training and awareness raising videos on the essential safety rules when using these machines in traffic. Capsule Attitude Capsule Learning EUC 

We pay particular attention to the dissemination of accurate information on the applicable legislation in this area.

Activities aimed at existing users, whether members or not:

We want to bring together existing users: to help BELGIUM WHEELERS’ goals, raise awareness of a responsible use of these vehicles. This will then help become better accepted (and enjoyed!) by other users.

We organise rides, urban training, off-road training, Polowheel training and matches, discovery and improvement workshops, and promotional events.  

Our awareness work is carried out in particular by means of meetings-discussions around micro-mobility and videos, but also during our activities such as our urban training.  

For more information, see OUR ACTIVITIES

Our team and members

The members of our team come from different backgrounds and share a common passion: help develop a new mobility and therefore contributing to a better quality of life adapted to the needs of each person. Our diversity is an undeniable asset, and allows us to reach out to everyone: young and old, from all backgrounds, in French, Dutch, English and Spanish but also in Arabic and German.  

We have a motivated team and members, thanks to whom we regularly organise discovery activities on micro-mobility in a multilingual and fun atmosphere!

Thanks to the support of our members and our professional partners, our association has a diversified fleet of micro-mobility vehicles used for instance during our initiation activities. We have electric unicycles, electric scooters, electric skateboards, electric bicycles, and many more to come!

If you wish to participate and help us to develop these activities in Belgium and beyond, join us!

Who are we?

Our association was created in January 2019 by 8 daily users of personal mobility devices. Since the end of 2017, they have been regularly organising events looking for new mobility solutions and wishing to test these micro-mobility vehicles.

GET IN TOUCH

BELGIUM WHEELERS ASBL 

Bank account number IBAN: BE41 7350 5271 2010 (BIC: KREDBEBB).

belgiumwheelers@gmail.com

Léo Wilkinson

Board member

Léo has been riding since February 2018 and coordinates the management of the association. Leo uses his Inmotion V8 every day to go to work. He is Franco-British, he is also one of our linguistic assets. His dog is called Boo: this young dog loves to ride with us and is our mascot.

Cosmo

Cosmo Wheeler

Board member

Cosmo Wheeler discovered the electric unicycles at the end of 2017. Since then, it has become a passion that is close to his heart and is eager to share it. Within BELGIUM WHEELERS, he invests all 200% of his energy in the development and organisation of our activities and projects.

Larissa De Wulf

Board member

Aka “Roue Sauvage” since April 2018 when she started riding electric unicycles. Convinced of the many advantages offered by the new personal transport vehicle in terms of leisure, alternative mobility and sports, the BELGIUM WHEELERS project was an obvious cause to support. Bilingual French-Dutch, Larissa contributes to the development of the association's activities.

Cosmo Wheeleuse

Board member

Cosmo Wheeleuse since Christmas 2017, riding mainly with “The little Blue One” (a Gotway ACM16). A lawyer by training and a committed citizen, she uses her wheel on a daily basis and actively participates in the organisation of association events and projects. She provides secure supervision during rides. It is also important to her to feminise our community!

Gys Wuyts

Treasurer

Gys has been riding in electric unicycles since March 2018, mainly for business trips to Brussels. Perfectly bilingual Dutch-French, it is also one of our linguistic assets. He especially enjoys group rides. Often on the go in Europe, he often takes his MsuperV3 for a quick ride…

Bruno Bovy

Secretary

Bruno is one of the Belgian pioneers of micro-mobility, and was a reseller of the first electric unicycles. A true Freeline expert, it only took him a quarter of an hour to become a fan of electric unicycles. He is tirelessly involved in the organisation and logistics of our association.