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Dutch brevets in 2019
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:15:48 pm »
Just like last year a list of Dutch brevets to make your planning life more complicated ;) Or less complicated if you need an early PBP qualifier. All Dutch brevets are BRM rated and the events from november until end of june can be used for your PBP Qualification. Further info about the brevets, GPS track and signing up is via our website, www.randonneurs.nl.
The calender is:

BRM 200 Zwolle     za    03-11-18    9:00         Zwolle-Boekelo-Zwolle
BRM 200 Bergen op Zoom     za    17-11-18    9:00         Luctor et Emergo
BRM 200 Boekelo     vr    28-12-18    9:00         Tecklenburg
BRM 200 Bunnik     za    26-01-19    9:00         Onder NAP
BRM 200 Zwolle     za    09-02-19    9:00         Boss'n bult'n & 'n Diek
BRM 200 Maastricht     za    23-02-19    9:00         Festina Lente
BRM 300 Boekelo     za    09-03-19    9:00         Oostvaardersplassen
BRM 300 Heerlen     za    23-03-19    9:00         Verrassing !!!
BRM 300 Merselo     za    06-04-19    6:00         Über den Oschenkopf
BRM 400 Amsterdam     za    20-04-19    21:00         De Zuiderzeeballade
BRM 400 Boekelo     vr    03-05-19    21:00         Meppen, Hohemark
BRM 600 Groningen     za    11-05-19    8:00         Van Stad naar de Peel (en weerom)
BRM 600 Merselo     za    11-05-19    8:00         Vlucht naar Groningen
BRM 400 Bunnik     vr    24-05-19    21:00         Rondje Texel
BRM 600 Haarlem    za    08-06-19    8:00         Mooi Nederland
BRM 600 Boekelo     za    22-06-19    9:00         Sauerland
BRM 200 Heerlen     za    06-07-19    9:00         Maria Wald
BRM 300 Maasland     za    20-07-19    9:00         De zaanse Schans
BRM 200 Overveen     za    03-08-19    9:00         Kopje en Dijken
BRM 300 Groningen     za    17-08-19    6:30         Het andere Friesland
BRM 200 Merselo    za    07-09-19    9:00         Frank Simons Memorial
BRM 200 Groningen     za    21-09-19    9:00         Rondom Bourtangermoor
BRM 200 Eindhoven     za    05-10-19    9:00         Rondje Brabant
BRM 200 Maasland     za    19-10-19    9:00         De Bruggen en Tunnels
BRM 200 Zwolle     za    02-11-19    09:00         Zwolle-Boekelo-Zwolle
BRM 200 Bergen op Zoom     za    16-11-19    09:00         Luctor et Emergo
BRM 200 Boekelo     vr    27-12-19    9:00         Tecklenburg

For those living conveniently near ferries, The Maasland events start at 13k from Hoek van Holland, the Overveen events about a similar distance from IJmuiden.

Smeth

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 10:20:56 pm »
Thanks. Any 1000k+ NL events running in 2019?

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 11:08:17 pm »
Thanks. Any 1000k+ NL events running in 2019?

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None scheduled for 2019.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 12:01:13 pm »
Good to know thanks - hopefully will make it over for one or two in 2019


quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 01:57:26 pm »


Interesting list. Looks like I'm gonna have to do a 400 in May if I want to make my RRtY!

I notice this one in the list:

BRM 400 Bunnik     vr    24-05-19    21:00         Rondje Texel

Any ideas what the route of this is? Is it actually going up onto Texel the island?

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 02:35:26 pm »


Interesting list. Looks like I'm gonna have to do a 400 in May if I want to make my RRtY!

I notice this one in the list:

BRM 400 Bunnik     vr    24-05-19    21:00         Rondje Texel

Any ideas what the route of this is? Is it actually going up onto Texel the island?

J

I believe that that's exactly the idea: cycle up to Den Helder, take the ferry, go round Texel, take the ferry again and cycle back to Bunnik (possibly with some detours along the way).

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 03:59:58 pm »

I believe that that's exactly the idea: cycle up to Den Helder, take the ferry, go round Texel, take the ferry again and cycle back to Bunnik (possibly with some detours along the way).

That's going to add an interesting time limit to the middle controls.

Shall pencil that in to the diary.

So many choices!

J
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Zed43

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 08:38:23 pm »
Interesting list. Looks like I'm gonna have to do a 400 in May if I want to make my RRtY!
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P

"rondje Texel" does seem interesting, I'm really curious what the route will be. Around Texel (to the light house) is about 50km, Bunnik - Den Helder is at least 130km and the first ferry to Texel is at 6:30 Fast riders (which I am not) probably will be twiddling their thumbs waiting for said ferry to sail across.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 08:54:49 pm »
Interesting list. Looks like I'm gonna have to do a 400 in May if I want to make my RRtY!
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P

If I'm in the state I was in after last years attempt, it took me several days to regain the use of my neck...

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"rondje Texel" does seem interesting, I'm really curious what the route will be. Around Texel (to the light house) is about 50km, Bunnik - Den Helder is at least 130km and the first ferry to Texel is at 6:30 Fast riders (which I am not) probably will be twiddling their thumbs waiting for said ferry to sail across.

Sounds wonderful. Shall have to book the Friday off work to bank Sleep.

My target for 2019 season is a SR series, Ideally hitting an ISR series in the process, and completing my RRtY. May and June 2019 is going to make it hard.

Wonder when the German calendar will come out so I can complete my plans.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 12:00:26 pm »
Thanks for sharing, Ivo.  I hope to make another Dutch brevet this year.  Am intrigued by the Bunnik - Texel ride.  Will need to know CET Junior(s) A level and GCSE exam timetables before making any commitments though...
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 12:49:10 pm »
Thanks for posting Ivo

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 01:46:29 pm »
Interesting list. Looks like I'm gonna have to do a 400 in May if I want to make my RRtY!
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P


I spotted that yesterday....

I have a UK 600 on the 18th/19th instead which should be enough recovery time.   That is provided that my current injuries don’t turn out to be more serious.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 06:28:27 pm »
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P

If I'm in the state I was in after last years attempt, it took me several days to regain the use of my neck...

Any hints or tips for RatN?

I appear to have, rather foolishly, entered it....  :facepalm:
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Zed43

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 06:40:36 pm »
Clip-on aero bars, the wind can be brutal esp. on the Afsluitdijk.

A decent (and loud) bell.

And a debit card; credit cards are rarely used, but paying with debit card, contact less or with PIN, is almost more prevalent than using cash these days (and faster).

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 07:02:42 pm »
Clip-on aero bars, the wind can be brutal esp. on the Afsluitdijk.

And make sure they are in the right position, aero bars in the wrong position can really fsck your back.

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A decent (and loud) bell.

And a debit card; credit cards are rarely used, but paying with debit card, contact less or with PIN, is almost more prevalent than using cash these days (and faster).

A UK debit card doesn't always work in .nl. Unless it says Vpay or Maestro, chances are it's not going to work in many places. Make sure you have some cash just incase your card doesn't work.

Oh, and don't expect to find many hotels you can check into after about 2100...

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2018, 07:05:19 pm »
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P

If I'm in the state I was in after last years attempt, it took me several days to regain the use of my neck...

Any hints or tips for RatN?

I appear to have, rather foolishly, entered it....  :facepalm:

Thought I saw your name.   Tri bars on the Pashley ?

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 09:23:31 pm »
RatN finishes on May 8, leaves you 3 days to recover for the 600 from Groningen or Merselo  :P

If I'm in the state I was in after last years attempt, it took me several days to regain the use of my neck...

Any hints or tips for RatN?

I appear to have, rather foolishly, entered it....  :facepalm:

Thought I saw your name.   Tri bars on the Pashley ?

According to Zed I'll need them, apparently...
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2018, 09:30:43 pm »
Well, Tri-Bars on your Pashley will only let you blend in with the locals in the windy parts of the Netherlands.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 09:33:04 pm »
Well, Tri-Bars on your Pashley will only let you blend in with the locals in the windy parts of the Netherlands.

Ivo, I think someone in your position shouldn't mislead like this. Your sentence implies there's bits of the Netherlands that aren't windy :p

The Netherlands, where you can have a headwind no matter what direction you're riding in...

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2018, 10:20:06 pm »
Well, Tri-Bars on your Pashley will only let you blend in with the locals in the windy parts of the Netherlands.

Ivo, I think someone in your position shouldn't mislead like this. Your sentence implies there's bits of the Netherlands that aren't windy :p

The Netherlands, where you can have a headwind no matter what direction you're riding in...

J

Well, some parts are less windy as others ;)

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 09:35:56 am »
After doing most of my riding in the Netherlands in the first four months of this year, with the biggest climb being the last dune before the water tower approaching The Hague, I approached the hills of the Porkers with some trepidation.  However, all that training riding in a flat treeless landscape into force 5 - 6 winds was perfect for developing the leg strength to grind up the Wessex Hills, and I was climbing better than my peers.

Though joining Lola Cycles on their Wednesday night club runs might also have had something to do with that  :facepalm:
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2018, 11:23:23 am »
A UK debit card doesn't always work in .nl. Unless it says Vpay or Maestro, chances are it's not going to work in many places. Make sure you have some cash just incase your card doesn't work.


Had that problem in Deen but not Albert Heijn (or was it the other way round, hm) with my pre-paid card; extra problem was I was in the Chip and Pin only queue too.


Need to see if I can fit any of these in.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2018, 04:08:09 pm »
After doing most of my riding in the Netherlands in the first four months of this year, with the biggest climb being the last dune before the water tower approaching The Hague, I approached the hills of the Porkers with some trepidation.  However, all that training riding in a flat treeless landscape into force 5 - 6 winds was perfect for developing the leg strength to grind up the Wessex Hills, and I was climbing better than my peers.

The first Dutchmen to win a stage in the Tour, Theo Middelkamp, had never seen a mountain or even a hill before entering the Tour de France of 1936. Yet, he still managed to win a big mountain stage in that race.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2018, 07:07:20 pm »
I'm also tempted by the Rondje Texel 400. (I live in Cambridge but rode several AUK-validated DIYs in The Netherlands this year, including a 400. They were all great fun). This would be my first proper Dutch brevet.

I'm looking at the online entry form. It asks for your "club", and offers a long list of clubs from around the world, though the list looks broken and incomplete (only A-C) What do other UK-based riders do here?

Nigel

Zed43

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 08:38:45 pm »
Above that list of clubs there should be a text "search"; click on it, type "uk" and select Audax UK (160000). Or maybe they even have your local club listed, try searching!