Today’s 50km cycle ride started and finished in the Belgian village of Boorsem near Maasmechelen.

It was less than zero degrees as I put the cycle on the car in Heerlen for the journey to Belgium.

However, by the time I arrived at my start point the sun was up getting warmer.

My route was a nice loop through Hoge Kempen national park, a 67 square kilometre nature reserve next to the border with the Netherlands.

Today’s featured image is of the man made lake, Kikbeekbron, viewed from the elevated cycle path nearby.

Further along my route I came across a large wood and concrete bridge type construction.

This was recently created by Visit Limburg to provide cyclists and walkers an elevated view over the surrounding heathlands.

It’s simply known as ‘Cycling through the Heathland’ and is certainly an impressive addition to the area.

The picturesque return ride to Boorsem took me alongside the Maas river and the canal.

Really great to be out on two wheels again especially after the recent stormy weather.

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