Inland Waterways Association of Ireland


The Voice of Ireland's Waterways


Allianz Boat Insurance

Barrowline Cruisers



Join and receive your copy of IWN!

Locations of visitors to this page

Tour de France ....... boatingly!

Posted by Jim Murray 
Tour de France ....... boatingly!
10 July, 2010 08:05
Getting my daily fix of the compulsory-viewing Tour de France (allez Nicolas Roche!), got a wonderful bonus with some fabulous aerial footage of the Ronquieres inclined plane on the Brussels-Charleroi Canal. 1,432m long and a 68m drop, it looked stunning. Good coverage on Wikipedia.

Has anyone seen it in the flesh?

Jim Murray
BBC BSF
Re: Tour de France ....... boatingly!
10 July, 2010 11:55
Hi Jim,

We have been up and down Ronquieres and also down the old 4 lifts and
the new one at Louviere nearby. The new one has a rise of 74m. They are
all very interesting. We may be back in that area this winter.

Mike & Rosaleen Miller
Aquarelle
Aschaffenburg
R. Main
Germany

IWAI forum Jim Murray wrote:

Posted at: [www.iwai.ie]
Jim Murray wrote:

Getting my daily fix of the compulsory-viewing Tour de France (allez Nicolas Roche!), got a wonderful bonus with some fabulous aerial footage of the Ronquieres inclined plane on the Brussels-Charleroi Canal. 1,432m long and a 68m drop, it looked stunning. Good coverage on Wikipedia.

Has anyone seen it in the flesh?

Jim Murray
BBC BSF
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests within the past 30 minutes: 18
Record Number of Registered Users (within a 30 minute window): 7 on 12 November, 2017
Record Number of Guests (within a 30 minute window): 384 on 10 June, 2017