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Dutch brevets in 2018
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:55:56 am »
The Dutch calender was published a few days ago so you can complicate your season's planning by adding in a few continental brevets ;).

Most Dutch events are organised by Randonneurs Netherlands (formerly known as ERN), only the Zwolle events are organised by the Swolland club. For registration and information purposes we closely cooperate so you can do your registration and payment via www.randonneurs.nl. Also all pre ride information is available there.

The calender for the 2018 season is:

saturday   04-11-2017 200km   9:00         Maasland    
saturday   04-11-2017 200km   9:00         Bosschenhoofd    
saturday   18-11-2017 200km   9:00         Boekelo    
thursday   28-12-2017 200km   9:00         Boekelo    
saturday    27-01-2018 200km   9:00         Bunnik    
saturday    10-02-2018 200km   9:00         Zwolle    
saturday   24-02-2018 200km   9:00         Maastricht    
saturday   10-03-2018 300km   8:00         Bunnik    
saturday   24-03-2018 200km   9:00         Maastricht    
saturday   07-04-2018 200km   9:00         Merselo    
saturday   21-04-2018 300km   9:00         Maastricht    
saturday   05-05-2018 400km   21:00         Boekelo    
saturday   19-05-2018 300km   6:00         Merselo    
saturday   26-05-2018 400km   9:00         Maastricht    
saturday   09-06-2018 400km   20:00         Amsterdam    
saturday   23-06-2018 600km   9:00         Maastricht    
saturday   07-07-2018 600km   8:00         Merselo    
saturday   21-07-2018 300km   9:00         Maasland    
thursday    02-08-2017 1000km   10:00         Maastricht    
saturday   11-08-2018 200km   9:00         Overveen (Haarlem)    
monday       27-08-2018 1200km   5:00         Merselo     
saturday   08-09-2018 600km   9:00         Boekelo    
saturday   22-09-2018 200km   9:00         Groningen    
saturday   06-10-2018 300km   9:00         Boekelo    
saturday   20-10-2018 200km   9:00         Eindhoven    
saturday   03-11-2018 200km   9:00         Zwolle    
saturday   17-11-2018 200km   9:00         Bergen op zoom

The Maastricht 1000 and Merselo-Verona attract enough YACF interest so I'll open seperate threads at a later stage for both events.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 09:07:34 am »
Thanks for this Ivo - food for thought :)  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Jason

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 09:23:08 am »
Is the December 200 actually on Thursday 28th?
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:22 am »
Is the December 200 actually on Thursday 28th?

Yes indeed. It's already a tradition that Boekelo organises a weekday brevet between christmas and new year.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 09:57:06 am »
What civilised start times you have.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 10:54:27 am »
What civilised start times you have.
Presumably at the expense of potentially uncivilised finish times (300km/600km) and more riding in the dark.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 12:11:26 pm »
What civilised start times you have.
Presumably at the expense of potentially uncivilised finish times (300km/600km) and more riding in the dark.

It's a flat country - we'll all be finished by tea-time.
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 12:13:59 pm »
What civilised start times you have.
Presumably at the expense of potentially uncivilised finish times (300km/600km) and more riding in the dark.

It's a flat country - we'll all be finished by tea-time.
Providing the prevailing wind is being supportive of our desire for an early tea.

Just like a jaunt across the Fens innit!

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 01:15:36 pm »
Thanks for the heads up. Am thinking of the Dutch Capitals in 2020, one of these would be a fine introduction. Love Dutch cycling.
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Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 08:56:19 pm »
What civilised start times you have.
Presumably at the expense of potentially uncivilised finish times (300km/600km) and more riding in the dark.

It's a flat country - we'll all be finished by tea-time.

Especially the Maastricht brevets aren't flat.

LMT

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 10:44:53 pm »
Cool, so many 1000km+ events to choose from next year. :P

bhoot

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 05:14:04 pm »
Thanks Ivo

Look like some interesting opportunities there, I guess Maasland starts are the easiest from Hoek, all the others look to be a reasonable ride away from the ferry (although that isn't necessarily a bad thing, just requires a bit longer away!)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 05:53:46 pm »
I guess Maasland starts are the easiest from Hoek

Just checked where that is, and it looks like its 10km from the ferry. So plausible to get the overnight ferry and be in time for the start at 9am. Is that your thinking?

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 07:49:53 pm »
I guess Maasland starts are the easiest from Hoek

Just checked where that is, and it looks like its 10km from the ferry. So plausible to get the overnight ferry and be in time for the start at 9am. Is that your thinking?

13.8km from the Stenaline in Hoek van Holland to the start in café het Wapen van Maeslant.
The entries are open at http://randonneurs.nl/event/brm-200-voorschoten-nl/

Phil W

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 09:13:45 pm »
Thanks, I ought to take my recumbent to its birthplace at some point.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2017, 03:21:24 pm »
The entries are open at http://randonneurs.nl/event/brm-200-voorschoten-nl/
You could even get the overnight ferry back after finishing if you got a move on. Mind you there is a massive climb about halfway - you rise above sea level.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2017, 09:16:15 pm »
The entries are open at http://randonneurs.nl/event/brm-200-voorschoten-nl/
You could even get the overnight ferry back after finishing if you got a move on. Mind you there is a massive climb about halfway - you rise above sea level.

The route passes through a lot of tunnels, so yes you have to climb from below sea level ;).

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2017, 09:34:13 pm »

That list looks interesting. Am pondering signing up for the Bunnik ride in January. This will be my first ever Audax. Will I need to worry about not having very good Dutch? How far in advance is the route published?

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2017, 09:54:50 pm »

That list looks interesting. Am pondering signing up for the Bunnik ride in January. This will be my first ever Audax. Will I need to worry about not having very good Dutch? How far in advance is the route published?

J

The route is usually published two weeks before the event. But it'll be hardly different from january 2017, my Strava log of this year is:

https://www.strava.com/activities/848607068

My photo's of the event are here: https://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/brm200bunnik2017

The start is at Bunnik YH so you can easily arrange your stay for the night before and after the event.
There's usually an international crowd starting with quite a few riders not speaking any Dutch at all.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 10:09:17 pm »
The route is usually published two weeks before the event. But it'll be hardly different from january 2017, my Strava log of this year is:

https://www.strava.com/activities/848607068


Cool. Is it published as a GPX?

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My photo's of the event are here: https://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/brm200bunnik2017

The start is at Bunnik YH so you can easily arrange your stay for the night before and after the event.
There's usually an international crowd starting with quite a few riders not speaking any Dutch at all.

Cool. I think if public transport behaves I can get there from Amsterdam in time for the start, tho staying over may make a bit more sense.

How does one go about signing up?

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 10:16:20 pm »
The route is usually published two weeks before the event. But it'll be hardly different from january 2017, my Strava log of this year is:

https://www.strava.com/activities/848607068


Cool. Is it published as a GPX?

Quote

My photo's of the event are here: https://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/brm200bunnik2017

The start is at Bunnik YH so you can easily arrange your stay for the night before and after the event.
There's usually an international crowd starting with quite a few riders not speaking any Dutch at all.

Cool. I think if public transport behaves I can get there from Amsterdam in time for the start, tho staying over may make a bit more sense.

How does one go about signing up?

J

Transport from Amsterdam will be easy, Utrecht railway station is about 5km from the start.
Registration will be opened a few weeks before the event on http://randonneurs.nl/event/brm-200-bunnik-nl-onder-n-a-p/
You can find the gpx on the same page, probably mid january.

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2017, 10:29:34 pm »
Transport from Amsterdam will be easy, Utrecht railway station is about 5km from the start.
Registration will be opened a few weeks before the event on http://randonneurs.nl/event/brm-200-bunnik-nl-onder-n-a-p/
You can find the gpx on the same page, probably mid january.

Sounds great. Now I just need to get fit enough to cycle 200km in January. Last time I tried a long ride in January in the Netherlands, I got first stages of frost bite on one of my toes...

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2017, 10:30:31 pm »

Oh, are there any rules about bike spec? Mudguards? tribars (I see even Oma fiets with these) ?

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2017, 10:38:31 pm »

That list looks interesting. Am pondering signing up for the Bunnik ride in January. This will be my first ever Audax. Will I need to worry about not having very good Dutch? How far in advance is the route published?

J

The route is usually published two weeks before the event. But it'll be hardly different from january 2017, my Strava log of this year is:

https://www.strava.com/activities/848607068

My photo's of the event are here: https://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/brm200bunnik2017

The start is at Bunnik YH so you can easily arrange your stay for the night before and after the event.
There's usually an international crowd starting with quite a few riders not speaking any Dutch at all.

38 metres of ascent on a 200km?   Blimey, makes our Fens seem positively hilly!

Re: Dutch brevets in 2018
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2017, 06:03:55 am »

Oh, are there any rules about bike spec? Mudguards? tribars (I see even Oma fiets with these) ?

J

Just the general rule, the traffic rules. Nothing outside of that. Mudguards are used by some riders but certainly not all. Tribars are permitted if you prefer them. Lights are required due to the traffic rules whenever it's dark. Reflective stuff is your own choice.

But please beware that according to the Dutch road rules flashing lights aren't permitted, just like using multiple lights (only one light at a time at the front and one at the back).