Adventure Bike Racing presents:
Race around the Netherlands

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 1630k in distance with 5000m of elevation.

The RatN has two categories - solo and pair.

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

Start time and date:
Start: May 1st, 2018 at 0800 local time.
Finish: May 8th, 2018 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

-> Please download the gpx file of the route here! <-

(Safari Users please right cklick and save as)

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 and you get closer to one of the icons of the Dutch flood defense, the Afsluitdijk. A dam that closes off the Waddenzee from the IJsselmeer which is 32 kilometers long.

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.

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Register

-> Please download the race manual here first! <-


Please fill in your information to register.

How much is it?

Fee for register to the Event is 100,-Euro.

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

If you don`t have your own spot tracker we will have to rent one for you.

We will charge 50,-Euro for that.
Pairs just need one tracker.

Registration closes 8.April 2018
Last payment until 10.April 2018

Limited rider field! First come - first served!



What you get for the fee:

The Route in form of a gpx file

Place to sleep at the start:
DE BOSRAND
Majoorsweg 15, 3958 GW Amerongen, Netherlands
http://www.bosrandamerongen.nl/

Pictures we make during the event (cant guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Publishing individual times on our website.

The fee is not refundable!

Riders
Solo

Dean Strike, Australia

Joris Cosyn, Belgium

Mathias Reygaerts, Belgium

Olaf Rittgeroth, Germany

Jan-Willem Bobbink, Netherlands

Rutger van Valderen, Netherlands

Jason Schreurs, Netherlands

Erik Wallinga, Netherlands

Adam Verhaar, Netherlands

Thijs Verbrugghe, Netherlands

Ben Klaasman, Netherlands

Tjerk Bakker, Netherlands

Marc Wismans, Netherlands

Colin James, United Kingdom

Eric Kampherbeek, Netherlands

William Luke Windsor, United Kingdom

Ralph Cullen, Netherlands

Christopher Greenan, Scotland

Lamri Adjis, Netherlands

Jamie Robison, United Kingdom

Julia Freeman, Netherlands

James Holmes, Netherlands

Erik Venneman, Netherlands

Eelco Weijmans, Netherlands

Onno Zuidema, Netherlands

Pairs

Leon Lagerwerf, Netherlands

Bart Meerwijk, Netherlands


Dennis Kim, South Korea

Hana Kim, South Korea


Giorsio Raboen, Netherlands

Alain Raboen, Netherlands

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