Enjoy cycling along tree-lined canals, through pretty fishing villages and into the Dutch countryside en route to the bright lights of Amsterdam where you have a day off to explore. We've got a new route for 2013 too!
Travelling Monday 29th July, the overnight ferry crossing onboard Stena Line's newly refurbished 'Superferry', with its comfortable cabins, two restaurants, two bars and a cinema, provides a great onboard experience meaning you're fresh from the start of this great cycling holiday. Riding through picturesque and varied countryside, you'll be welcomed with warm Dutch hospitality at the beautiful, clean and friendly hostels.
PLEASE NOTE: ACCOMMODATION IN SHARED HOSTEL ROOMS
|Basic Trip Cost||£399|
|Includes||Ferry Crossings (inc berth in cabin & breakfast)
Hostel Accommodation (shared rooms)
Breakfast & Dinner each day
All luggage transfers
Signed route and maps
|Start||Harwich Ferry Terminal|
|Finish||Harwich Ferry Terminal|
|Distance||320km (205 miles)|
|Getting There: Car||Google Maps|
|Getting There: Train||Trains from London Liverpool St, London to Harwich Ferry Terminal
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
|Options||Optional hire bikes|
|Route Details||Day 1: Overnight sailing from Harwich to Hoek van Holland (Monday July 29th)
Day 2: Cycle via Delft and Rotterdam to stay in the secluded Dordrecht hostel in the heart of the Biesbos national park (approx 50 miles)
Day 3: Dordrecht to Soest through picturesque villages alongside the river Lek (approx 45 miles)
Day 4: Soest to Amsterdam (approx 30 miles)
Day 5: A day off to explore this exciting city
Day 6: Amsterdam to Noordwijk (approx 40 miles)
Day 7: Cycle through coastal dunes back to the Hoek for an overnight sailing to Harwich (approx 40 miles)
Arrive Harwich 6.00am Monday 5th August
|Other Info||Please click here for our terms and conditions|
SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION
This is an Open Event - your entry fee pays only for the running of the ride.
You can ride for one of the charities below (select when you book online) or for a charity of your choice (contact them after you've booked to arrange sponsorship collection).
Charities, please click here for information on how to get involved and our new fundraising package.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is dedicated to transforming and saving the lives of people affected by breast cancer. We will do this by finding the causes of breast cancer to know how to prevent the disease, by enabling early detection to ensure more women will survive breast cancer and ensuring precise diagnosis so that women will receive more personalised treatments. Through discovering new and better treatments and improving health services fewer women will fear the effects of the disease.
It costs more than £20 million a year to continue our work. Your entry fee pays only for the safe running of the ride. Please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise vital funds for Breakthrough.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a charity registered in England & Wales (No. 1062636) & Scotland (SC039058)
We would love every child to have a ‘put-up’ bed beside them to allow a parent or guardian to stay in comfort. It would be fantastic to provide toys and books and a variety of films to suit all children’s ages.
We want to make the wards, theatres, parent waiting rooms and day case areas child and family-friendly, too. We’d like to banish plain walls and provide suitable artwork to bring pleasure to patients and their families - and of course there’s the state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Please help us to make every child's stay in hospital with us brighter, better and happier.