ABOUT

Race around the Netherlands is a fully self-supported bike packing race.

The RatN is a do-it-yourself challenge.

You are your own ride organizer.

Understand that this is a personal challenge against the clock. Not against others!

It is 1900k in distance with 6800m of elevation.

The RatN has two categories – solo and pair.

Start and finish location:

De Proloog Cafe
Allemanswaard 27
3958 KA Amerongen
https://deproloog.cc/

Start time and date:

Sign up and bike check: April 29th from 1200 to 1700 local time.
Pasta: April 29th at 1800 local time.
Start:  April 30th at 0800 local time.
Official Finish: May 8th at 1800 local time.

RULES

1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish under their own power.

2. Riders must be fully self-supported.

3. No Drafting at any time.
(pair riders may draft each other)

4. Riders must follow the Dutch laws at any time.

5. Riders are required to use a provided GPS device.

6. No prize money.

ROUTE 

The start and finish is in the village of Amerongen, located at the Utrechtse Heuvelrug at the famous cycling cafe De Proloog. The route takes us first along the rivers Neder-Rijn and the Waal to the historic cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem (known from the film “A Bridge Too Far” about the Operation Market Garden). Next you leave the beautiful river landscape and the historic cities behind and the route takes you through the National Park Veluwezoom. The National Park is known for its endless heath fields, imposing country estates and of course one of the most famous hills in the Netherlands, the Posbank.

You will pass through the heart of Enschede and along the Dolmens in the province of Drenthe, prehistoric burial chambers where the cycle route passes by. After which the route leads you through the city of Groningen.

The wind starts to get stronger along the coastline. Instead of crossing the Ijsselmeer overone of the icons of the Dutch flood defense, the Afsluitdijk, riders will ride around the Ijsselmeer and will pass scenic harbors in the towns of Enkhuizen and Hoorn.

den Header the route takes you south along the Dutch coast. Beautiful beaches and dunes with little to no buildings, towards the port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe. First you will cycle through the city of Rotterdam and across the Erasmus bridge towards the Maasvlakte.

The route takes you further south over the Delta Park Neeltje Jans, which is part of the Dutch flood defense, in the direction of Vlissingen. A historic city due to its strategic location. In the Eighty Years’ War between the Netherlands and Spain, the city was in Spanish hands for a while.

You cycle along the Belgian border towards the hills in the province of Limburg. Where you hit one of the iconic Dutch hills, the Keutenberg with a maximum gradient of 16%.

If you have conquered the hills you cycle back through the beautiful river landscape of the Maas towards Nijmegen. Via the southern side of the rivers over the dikes you will finish at the cafe De Proloog.

REGISTRATION 2022

Note that from 2022 the RATN will be held once every 2 years!

 

When and How much is the Registration?

Registration opens September 01st, 2021 and closes March 15th, 2022

Fee for Early Registration (until December 31st) is 195Euro.

Fee for Late Registration (from January 1st 2022) is 225 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner!

Optional: Fee for the pasta meal in the evening of the sign up day is 15,- extra

Optional: Fee for a one night stay in the hostel the night prior to the event is 30,- extra

First come – first served!

 

What you get for the fee:

The Route in form of a gpx file

Tracking device for the duration of the event

Official race cap

Welcome at the finishline in de Proloog cafe:
Shower, the option to sleep if you finish at night time!

Pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Publishing individual times on our website.

 

Refund policy:
85,-Euro refund until December, 30th 2021

Use the EVENT SIGN UP in the top menu if you already have an Adventure Bike Racing Account!
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RIDERS 2022

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Plenty of blank spots for 2021 to 🚴🏿‍♀️🚴🏽🚴🏿‍♂️#wandrerearth #veloviewer2020 #gooutthereslifeoutside #adventurecycling #ultracycling #transiberica2021 #ratn2021 #vanherwerdenwaytobike #litespeedbikes ...

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Time for champagne! Today I received a spontaneous and generous offer from a sponsor. www.salessupportcases.nl a renowned company in custom made presentation cases heard about my plans to participate in the Race around the Netherlands and found them worthy enough to make a substantial cash donation to support my goal. I am very excited, happy and grateful! #salessupportcases #ratn2022 #sponsorship #oldmanonabike #cycling63 #endurancecycling ...

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So disappointed! Just learned there will not be a 2023 edition of the Race around the Netherlands. From 2022 onwards it will be a biannual event. So rather than participating at 60 it will be at 61. Bummer! Guess next year will come to soon for the full race. But I might opt to have a go anyway. Stay tuned folks. 😊 #wtf #cyclinglife #longdistancecycling #ratn2022 #oldmanonabike #trainevenharder #cycling63 ...

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Right! This sums up today’s ride. Felt rather sluggish. Had to work really hard to keep a decent pace. Just one of those days. 😊 #slowisok #ratn2022 #bikepacking #bikepackinginspiration #cannondaletopstone #oldmanonabike #cyclinglife #cycling63 ...

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Dit was gisteren, met het zonnetje en de wind in de rug. Vandaag wind, beetje heftig. Uitgebreider verhaal zie Strava #ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands #bikepacking #stravaride ...

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First job of the day done! Just signed up for the ‘22 edition of the Race around the Netherlands. 1.900 kms of unsupported bikepacking to look forward to. It is most likely coming a bit too soon, but “no risk, no champagne”. Just need to up my training efforts a bit. #ratn2022 #bikepacking #oldmanonabike #cyclingadventure #cyclinglife #cycling63 ...

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This looks like the start of a nice day of bike-messaging. Well, the day started nice, but unfortunately it soon started raining and hailing. Just like all the other days of this week: not the weather you expect in May.

But how can I complain knowing that those who are participating in the Race Around The Netherlands are continuously battling this stormy and rainy wheather. Those are the real heroes out there.

For those who already finished: a big chapeau! And for everyone still out there: bon courage.
I’m enjoying it from the side line this year watching the dots.

#outsideisfree
#ultracycling
#fromwhereiride
#roadslikethese
#caferenner
#wielrennen
#utrecht
#fietskoerier
#defietskoerierutrecht
#messlife
#radrennen
#nevernotcycling
#cyclingphotos
#ratn2021
#racearoundthenetherlands
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With winter approaching I bought my trusty steed some nice pj’s to stay warm and cosy. Taking care of your precious equipment is key, isn’t it? #ihatewinter #cyclinglife #cannondaletopstone #bikepacking #oldmanonabike #ratn2022 #cycling63 #longdistancecycling #endurancecycling ...

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Eerst hebben we 2 deelnemers van de #RATN2021 aangemoedigd en daarna een flinke strandwandeling vanuit Noordwijk voor 2 strandtegels. Het waaide hard en de zee was wild! Echt heerlijk buiten zijn. De afstand was iets verder dan vooraf gepland, maar ik heb echt genoten. Ik ben wel blij dat ik vandaag niet zoals veel deelnemers van de Race Around The Netherlands zo tegen de wind in hoefde te fietsen! ...

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“Wanneer gaan we weer?”
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Dat is altijd de vraag. En de volgende vraag gaat meestal over het weer of de locatie. Meer info hebben we niet nodig en meestal aan een half woord genoeg. Daarom denken we ook een goed duo voor #ratn2022 te kunnen zijn. We zijn voorzichtig onze gezinnen hierop aan het voorbereiden. #sorrynotsorry 😬 adventurebikeracing en CC trainer martinlukasse 🙈😱
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#gravelgirls
#cyclinggoals
#bikepacking
specializeddiverge
raphaamsterdam
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Today we kicked off the turncycling weekly core conditioning sessions with ridingwithrobbie

Core strength and stability is such a key component of cycling. In these weekly sessions the Turn Cycling coached athletes get the opportunity to do a simple yet effective set of exercises that work all those important core muscle groups, all encouraged and overseen by Robbie.

I have to say I loved the first session and can see the impact this is going to have on everyone

If you want to find out how Turn Cycling can help you with your cycling goals then get in touch.

#cyclecoach
#ultracoach
#tcrno8
#ratn2021
#bikingman
#racearoundireland
#ridefar
#fromwhereiride
#lockdownfitness
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of the people working at BBB Cycling are cyclists. Tjerk is one of those cyclists. Working as a product manager he is the ultimate tester of our products. This coming Saturday, he will be at the start of the Race around The Netherlands (RaTN).⁠

Tjerk: “My preparations weren’t great. Next to a busy job and being a father of two kids it is difficult to find the time. I did some long distances, such as an extended #3LoopsLegends of 310 km, but I definitely have doubts going into the race this year. At least I’ll go into the race prepared with all the BBB gear. 🔥⁠

In 2018, the first edition of the RaTN, I became second. This year, my goal will be to finish and I’ll be happy with the result. The amount of contenders grew every year and are also becoming a lot stronger. I hope to finish in 5 days, but lets see ;). Having said that, it’s a great opportunity to test some new products that we are working on. So next to staying focused on my goal and having fun, I’ll also be doing a little bit of work in the side.”

Tjerk has cap number 112.

#RATN2021
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Nat begin van #ratn2021 blijven trappen ...

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Looking forward to this years #ultracycling #transiberica2021 #ratn2021 #partnering #coers #vanherwerdenwaytobike #litespeedbikes #randonneur #kwaremontbier ...

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#ratn2021 dinertime ...

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#outsideisfree #weride #werideoutside #ridesolo #cyclist #cycling #cyclistforlife #lifebehindbars #wielrennen #stravaride #thenetherlands #gazellebikes #supacaz #lezynesupergps #shimanoroad #shimano #look #bornsuperiorsportscare #duraace #rogellisportswear #spotted #velo_athletic #ratn2021 ...

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It’s that time of the year again... the Race Around the Netherlands just commenced! Despite the bad weather, Johan and many other riders have taken the self-supported challenge to cycle 1.900 km around the Netherlands!⠀

We are proud to see our modular frame bag being used in an official bikepacking event! We would like to wish Johan and all the other riders a lot of fun and success for the upcoming week!⠀

More information about the race? Visit https://buff.ly/3vxnq2Z⠀


#ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands #custommeritgear
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En weer op weg #ratn2021 ...

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Searching for me pot of gold ☘️🌈#taperingtime #wonderfulskiestonight #ratn2021 #litespeedgravel #ultracycling #transiberica2021 #coers #cafeducycliste #vanherwerdenwaytobike ...

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Few riders hiding for the horrible weather 🌧️💨🌧️💨 in Almere! Take the rest you need guys; massive respect and support for all riders still out there!! #cycling #ratn #ratn2021 #outsideishorrible #velominatirule9 ...

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Zaterdag is de Race around the Netherlands gestart. De klasbakken die hieraan deelnemen zijn momenteel onderweg voor 1900 km door het mooie Nederlandse landschap. En dat met deze weersomstandigheden. 🌧️💨🚴 Respect!

Wij wensen alle deelnemers nog heel veel succes en Koerspret toe! De race is te volgen via de website van adventurebikeracing.

Ps. Wat was eigenlijk jouw langste fietsrit ooit?

#koerspret #wielerbier #fietsplezier #cyclingbeer #bier #beer #strava #stravacycling #fromwhereiride #cycling #ratn2021 #ratn #racearoundthenetherlands #racearoundthenetherlands2021
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Just keep going. #ratn2021

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#ratn #raphaamsterdam #kopwerk #racearoundthenetherlands #bikepacking #bikeadventure #zeeland #titaniumbike #wymtm #bikelife #bikeporn #bikelifestyle #thisiswyweride #putthehamerdown #menwithbeards #soigneur #exploring #longdistancecycling #cyclingphotos #theseviews #roadtonowhere #outsideisfree #titaniumbike #gravelbike
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Geotracking during #ratn2021 gives interesting insight #iciparisxl #cycling #lookinggood ...

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Am I ready for #racearoundthenetherlands?? A lot of questionmarks about my shape but the bike is ready, all stuff is packed, so let's ride and make the most of it!!

My start is 7:30AM this saturday.
Want to follow my dot?! (See link in Bio)
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#ratn2021cap112 #ratn2021 #adventurebikeracing #ultrarace #ultracycling #ultracyclist #racemode #bbbcycling #partofyourride
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Master prep for a biggie ride with martijndriedonks , pair 6886 #ratn2021 #grimbergentripel #litespeedgravel #vanherwerdenwaytobike #insearchofsunnydays #ultacycling 1930km of #socialdistancing to earn a few beers 🍻 ...

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Ratn prepping today as I still need to work on Wednesday and Thursday. I will start Friday at 8 am as cap 44!!

Well what did I pack (weatherforecast is cold and wet😌): 2 pair of bibs, my Castelli Gabba jacket, 2 baselayers, 1 merino jersey from Isadore, raincoat from Cafe du Cycliste, buff, armwarmers, legwarmers, socks, waterproof Grib Grab gloves and merino undergloves, my Wahoo, sunglasses, light shoes, t-shirt, thin Nike trousers, sportsbra, underwear, FOOD!!!, spork, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, plasters, sun screen, butt butter, handwash soap, painkillers, 2 small locks, 3 spare inner tubes, bike lube + a cloth, tire lifters, 3 CO2 cartridges, vitamin pills, bike tool, missing link for chain, spare derailleur hanger, 2 usb cables, battery pack, tissues, bike lights (mandatory) + 2 small ones, Ortlieb and Restrap bags to put it all in!

#ratn2021
#racearoundthenetherlands
#cap44
#bikepacking
#cyclinggirl
#endurancecycling
#cycling
#dreambig
#cyclinglove
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Morgen gaat 'ie weer van start: de Race Around The Netherlands (🙌🏻adventurebikeracing)!

Neem je deel en zoek je nog een slaapplaats onderweg de komende dagen, dan liggen de volgende bikepack-vriendelijke hostels op de route (reserveer rechtstreeks met promocode “BikepackingHolland“)!

Succes aan alle deelnemers dit jaar! 💪🏻

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If you are participating in the Race Around The Netherlands 2021, then first of all: good luck! 💪🏻 And if you're still looking places to stay, check out these bikepacking-friendly hostels on the route (and don't forget to book directly with promocode BikepackingHolland).

#ratn2021 #fietscafe #bikepackingholland #bikepacking #fietstocht #fietseninnederland #gatochfietsen #fietsliefhebbers #netherlands #iloveholland #thisisholland #buitenleven #instabike #outsideisfree #fromwhereiride #cyclegram #instacycling #cyclingphotos #cyclingpics #cyclinglife #fietsvakantie #fietscafe #fietsroute #roadcycling #roadbike #staycation #lekkerwegineigenland #hiermoetjezijn #nevernotriding #dutchcycling
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Twee weken geleden startte ik aan de Race Around The Netherlands, een week geleden finishte ik. Het voelt zo lang geleden! Een route met fantastisch mooie stukken over de Veluwe of door Zuid-Limburg, maar ook Flevoland en de Deltawerken. Nederland voelt heel klein met veel nieuwe indrukken. Het voelt gek om te finishen terwijl je s’ochtends nog de Keuteberg op gewandeld bent. Ik had niet verwacht dat er zoveel hype zou ontstaan: vrienden, familie, fietsclubledigerf maar ook compleet onbekenden die een week lang naar een stip op een scherm hebben gekeken en/of een een stukje mee kwamen fietsen. Dat gaf heel veel energie, net als de leuke berichtjes en contact met andere deelnemers onderweg. Ik ben sjors_hegger helaas onderweg niet tegen gekomen, maar de gezamenlijke voorpret was fijn! Ik voel me trots dat het me (net als de helft van de deelnemers) gelukt is om de race uit te fietsen, ondanks de heftige wind. Mijn lichaam (en fiets!) kan dit blijkbaar. Het was heftig, maar heel erg cool! Dankjewel adventurebikeracing
#ratn2021 #ratn
#racearoundthenetherlands
#stravaride #bikepacking
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Doing some digital and analogue map/ route #ratn2021 planning on this cold Sunday! Visualizing the route helps me, however normally I just like to go and see what happens😄. My bike will go for a check tomorrow, and next weekend final long training days.

#racearoundthenetherlands
#RATN21
#preparation
#cyclinglife
#cap44
#cyclinglove
#endurancecycling
#cyclinggirl
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This was before I realised I still needed some stuff to fit in, so instead of the Rapha bar bag I will ride with the larger Ortlieb bag up front😆.This will also make my saddle bag a bit smaller in length.
Happy with the whole set up like this!

However cycling alone, with these distances and with current weatherforecast feels daunting to say the least. Well I wanted a challenge and I will get one!!!

#RATN21
#racearoundthenetherlands
#ratn2021
#cap44
#captainslow
#endurancecycling
#bikepacking
#cyclinggirlsrock
#keepchallengingyourself
#cycling
#catothekittycat
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(Türkçe aşağıda👇) EN: Dear followers/friends, as announced before, 1st of May 2021 I will start an event which is a race/ride around the Netherlands (RATN) and it will be a long journey around the country where I am living now. The aim is to ride more than 1.900 km in 8,5. While training for this event I was thinking about why not combine my passion for cycling with a volunteer activity such as fundraising for refugees which will also be a good motivation for me. During my ride I will be thinking about refugees around the world. You can follow me via live tracker on official web site (https://www.dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021) during the event. And don't hesitate to say hi when I pass by your neighborhood with my bike during RATN.

To support me, you can share this post in your story to make this initiative more visible. And it will be great if you can donate to this initiative that I will transfer all money raised to UNHCR Nederland after completion of campaign. Link for this is in my bio and here (https://gofund.me/1a2b63c4).

TR: Gençler daha önce duyurduğum üzere, 1 Mayıs 2021’de görseldeki rotayı “Hollanda Etrafındaki yarış/sürüş” kapsamında süreceğim. Yaşadığım ülkenin tüm sınırını dolaşacağım uzun bir tur olacak. Hedefim 8,5 günde 1.900 km sürüp bu etkinliği tamamlamak. Bu etkinlik için antreman yaparken bende bir tutkuya dönüşen bisiklet sürmeyi faydalı bir amaç ile neden birleştirmeyeyim diye düşündüm ve UNHCR (Birleşmiş Milletler Mülteciler Yüksek Komiserliği) Hollanda temsilciliği ile iletişime geçip onlar için fon toplamak istediğimi belirttim. Hem de bu kampanya benim için motivasyon olur diye düşündüm. Bu sürüş sırasında aklımda dünya üzerindeki mülteciler olacak. Etkinlik sırasında beni canlı olarak https://www.dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021 websitesinden takip edebilirsiniz.

Beni desteklemek için bu gönderiyi sayfanızda paylaşabilir, daha fazla duyurulmasına yardımcı olabilirsiniz. Ayrıca bütçeniz ölçüsünde kampanyaya bağışta bulunabilirsiniz. Toplanacak tüm para, kampanya bitiminde UNHCR Hollanda hesabına aktarılacak. Bağış linki profilimde ve burada (https://gofund.me/1a2b63c4).
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~ Health matters ~

Plans had to be adjusted due to Covid-19 and health issues.

Going for plan B, joining Race around the Netherlands to make new memories and challenge myself in another way as originally planned .
Ready for some long days in the saddle while enjoying the sceneries around me 💕.

📷 Wilfred Mijnheer
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🚵‍♂️ Looking for adventure? Let yourself be inspired by martijnverhaeg. This week he will be starting in the Race Around the Netherlands. This ultrarace along the borders of the Netherlands covers 1,900 kilometres and almost 7,000 vertical metres.

🎙️ “You push your limits, and I'm sure I'll have to break through some mental barriers a few times.”

Click on the 🔗 in our bio to read all about this adventure.



#Eurosportnutrition
#FuelYourPassion
#RaceAroundTheNetherlands
#UltraRacing
#Performance
#RATN2021
#LifeBehindBars
#FromWhereIRide
#UltraDistanceCycling
#BikeLife
#TrainingMotivation
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Just keep going. #ratn2021
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💪 Are you going to ride an ultrarace soon? Then the right nutrition is crucial. Not only to make sure that you have enough energy, but also to enhance the recovery of your body.

Click on the 🔗 in our bio and check out the valuable advice given by our nutrition experts. 



#Eurosportnutrition
#FuelYourPassion
#RaceAroundTheNetherlands
#UltraRacing
#Performance
#RATN2021
#UltraDistance
#Adventure
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#CyclingCulture
#LifeBehindBars
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De race around the Netherlands was een fantastisch excuus om heel veel te fietsen en bikepacking-tripjes te maken. Nu is alles ingepakt, nog één nachtje slapen! Je kunt me volgen op https://dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021 (nr104)
#stravaride #bikepacking #ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands
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Sightseeing bij grootste klomp! #ratn2021 #klomp #overijssel #bikepacking ...

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Yesterday was the fourth RATN day for me. Left at 6.45 am but the head winds forced me go slow (again). First hour I cycled with rider #105 but after that I was alone on these endless roads heading south. My lower back was bothering me so I had to stop every 10 km, but after lunch things went a bit better and sunnier, and I got in a certain rhythm.

Finally at around 3 pm I arrived in Flevoland, last 55 km of head wind to go. Bits I did at 15 km/h, but then Timo showed up and we cycled along. My motivation was still strong but on this endless stretch of road this support was so lovely. At almost 6 pm I saw other cycling friends cheering me on as I left Flevoland. Love all this support from friends, family and also total strangers!

The last 3 hours to Hoorn went by quickly, I arrived tired but satisfied in my hotel, it was my longest day on a bike ever (not in km but in sheer hours), with 160 km of brutal head winds and 253 km in total. Still thoroughly enjoyed it.

Photo: timoklok

#ratn21
#adventurebikeracing
#racearoundthenetherlands
#cyclinggirl
#endurancecycling
#ratn2021
#cycling
#love
#rideon
#keepchallenging
#motivation
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Wat een supersportieve actie van Matthijs Plender uit Elburg! Hij volbracht Race around the Netherlands en fietste € 4.080,- bijeen voor Open Doors. Matthijs: “De Race around the Netherlands is een 'unsupported bike race' van 1907 kilometer rondom Nederland. Onderweg moet je zelf je slaapplek en eten regelen.

Matthijs: "In 2016 was het in mijn rug geschoten. Na een driejarig traject van behandelingen ben ik uiteindelijk eind mei 2019 geopereerd. Overigens niet zonder de nodige risico's, want ik had ook verlamd kunnen raken. Gelukkig ben ik daarvoor behoed! Als een soort van bewijs dat ik er lichamelijk weer was, wilde ik graag meedoen met Race around the Netherlands. Het was zeker een flinke uitdaging voor mijn lichaam. Ik ben dan ook dankbaar dat ik dit mooie bedrag op heb kunnen halen voor Open Doors."

Wij zijn jou heel dankbaar Matthijs! Wat een prachtig bedrag voor onze vervolgde broers en zussen! 💜
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I’ve been dot watching the #racearoundthenetherlands riders since Friday and I’m in awe of the athletes. What may seem like an easy 1900km self-supported bike race with 6800m elevation turned out to be a real battle against the elements. The last few days have been cold, wet, and yesterday’s gale-force winds along the Dutch coastline hasn’t made things easier. Yet many riders are resilient and carry on.
Human potential is often limited by the brain – when tired or physically under pressure your brain tells you to stop – the brain starts babysitting the body. In the case of an injury, it may very well be necessary to stop.
On the other hand, sometimes endurance comes down to a mind game, and often the body has a lot more potential than what the brain is saying. These riders are winning the mind game and know how to strategically manage the discomfort and keep going in spite of the hard conditions.

A huge kudos to all who dared to start this race!!!

#theartofresilience #racearoudthenetherlands #endurance #ultraendurance #selfsupported #bikepacking #whyweride #kudos #resilience #ratn2021
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Mooie paadjes #ratn2021 adventurebikeracing ...

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#newbikeday!
Not sure about the fit but I just like the colors! 🤪

All jokes aside, time fore some serious things! Registered for the #ratn2021
Race around The Netherlands!

A self supporting race of 1900km, and 8 days to finish it! This one was on the to do list for a long time! Crazy ideas getting real! Not riding alone, paired up with the one and only happiestcycling

Yes already nervous and scared but mostly excited and looking forward to it!
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Weekend memories! I felt I was a bit behind on schedule for this month in preparation for RATN2021, but this weekend made up for everything!
I did a 200 km ride twice followed by a lovely 150 km ride.

There were lots of highs but also some hard bits, mainly regarding my lower back pain. It hurted physically as well as mentally as I have been doing so much core stability these last 3 months and it does not seemed to have had any effect.

RATN still feels totally daunting, but I felt strong on my bike and will trust the process getting even tougher and stronger these next weeks!

#strongher
#cyclinggirl
#ratn2021
#trust
#keepchallenging
#lovetoride
#selflove
#cycling
#endurancecycling
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Glad I went despite the rain these past 2 days! Today I will go on Zwift and probably next week too, as I don't like to cycle on slippery roads (And -4 too). But I do feel a bit resless, as I need to put in some distance this month in preparation for adventurebikeracing RATN2021.

I did sign up to get out of my comfortzone, and letting go of things out of my control, is one of these things😁. So I will just let it go and trust the process.

#ratn2021
#cyclinglife
#keepcycling
#controlfreak
#Zwift
#cyclinggirl
#rideyourbike
#winterriding
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And off we go! Into one of the biggest adventures I’ve ever done one the bike! 1913km in how many days? Who knows, what do you think?
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See our adventures in the story’s and of course our progress while dotwatching us! (Link in bio)
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Less then two week until the start of the Race around the Netherlands!
The weather is getting better and better! The nerves are slowly coming, and the endless thoughts of what do I need to buy are there as well!!
Let’s enjoy this new week! ✌🏻
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Decided to stay in my cave today! Too tired from working really hard this week. I do feel guilty a bit having not cycled, but trying to find balance between rest(days) and doing sports is something I need to work on...😬

Does give me a chance to read up on the race rules for RATN. So doing nothing today does feels a little bit like silence before the storm. I will have to train hard and during shitty weather in order to be as well prepared as possible for the start on May 1st. For now I will watch the finaly of L-B-L first!

#ratn2021 #cycling #weekendmood #lazy #restday #racearoundthenetherlands #cyclinglife #couchpotato #ride #training #cyclinggirl
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Mijn mountainbike staat eigenlijk altijd wel standby voor een (hele) lange duurrit maar 1900 kilometer op de racefiets is andere koek. Nu dus maar vast begonnen met testen en finetunen van hoe mijn fiets er tijdens de Race Around The Netherlands uit moet gaan zien. Preparation is key!
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#ratn2021
Tussen Lelystad en Almere
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Love a good morning like these they are priceless!
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Have a great day!
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Ride faster ✅
Ride further ✅
Two boxes I like to tick both for myself and my cycle coaching clients.
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No magic watts in this box, but nice new summer kit to keep me cool 😎 Should be good for #ratn2021 at the end of August, unless we get last May’s temperatures ...
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#cyclecoaching #fitterfasterfarther #betheegg #lecoluk #racearoundthenetherlands #ratn2021cap02 #ridefasterridefurther #summertime
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~ Let the sun shine 🌞 ~

Longing for some more sunny and warmer days to explore new roads and spin the legs.

#paracycling #paracyclist #ratn2021 #foreverbuttphotos #endlessroads #letthesunshine #cyclinglife #keeponriding
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