london - 19 Jun 2019
Fundraising pledge: £1600
Forget the Eurostar! What better way to travel from London to Amsterdam than by pedaling the miles yourself! Cycle through four countries as we weave our way through the picturesque English countryside, across the Kent Downs, and past the battlefields of northern France.
We follow the Belgium coast and beautiful Bruges before greeting the canals of The Netherlands and arriving at our finish line in the vibrant city of Amsterdam – every cyclist’s dream destination!
Whether you are an experienced rider looking to put in some mileage or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride, you will find other cyclists at your level, make friends for life and go on an incredible adventure which will stay with you forever.
London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south towards the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop. Approx. 95 miles cycling
Calais to Bruges
After a hearty French breakfast we head out for a slightly easier day on two wheels! The relatively flat route follows the coast through the Belgian border along tree-lined country lanes and picturesque canals before turning inland toward our evening’s accommodation in beautiful Bruges – this fairy-tale town is filled with pretty cobbled streets and medieval buildings, a picture-perfect end to day two! Approx. 80 miles cycling
Bruges to Breda
Today we will be tackling our longest ride of the trip so will begin with an early start! After a couple of hours we cross from Belgium into Holland and then along the coastal road before taking a welcome break in the form of a 20 minute inland ferry ride! From here we head east towards our journey’s end in the historic city of Breda. Approx. 95 miles cycling
Breda to Amsterdam
We have a long ride ahead for our last day in the saddle but we will be taking on a flatter route passing the canals, blossoming tulips and windmills synonymous with the Netherlands, which lead us towards the bright lights of Amsterdam where cycling is the way of life! This wonderful city is a hub of art, history, hidden gems and stunning sites – what a finish line! Approx. 90 miles cycling
Amsterdam to London
Today you are free to explore the wonders of Amsterdam, with your chance to take in the culture and enjoy all the city has to offer, be it taking in a museum or enjoying a well-earned drink in the sun! You will then catch a coach to Brussels before transferring to the Eurostar to continue to London. Due to the nature of the challenge, this complex itinerary is subject to change.
Registration for this event is £125 with a minimum sponsorship of £1600. You will need to organise your own insurance but everything else is arranged for you.
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