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Dutch brevets in 2020
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:05:01 pm »
The 2019 topic was highly succesful so I start a new one for 2020 since the Randonneurs NL calender has just been released:

BRM 200 Zwolle     sa    02-11-2019
BRM 200 Bergen op Zoom     sa    16-11-2019
BRM 200 Boekelo     fr    27-12-2019
BRM 200 Bunnik     sa    25-01-2020
BRM 200 Nijmegen    sa    08-02-2020
BRM 200 Maastricht     sa    29-02-2020
BRM 300 Heerlen     sa    14-03-2020
BRM 200 Amsterdam    sa    28-03-2020
BRM 200 Dronten    sa    11-04-2020
BRM 400 Boekelo    sa    25-04-2020
BRM 200 Nijmegen    sa    09-05-2020
BRM 1200 Bordeaux    th    21-05-2020
BRM 300 Boekelo    sa    13-06-2020
BRM 600 Amsterdam    sa    27-06-2020
BRM 200 Heerlen     sa    11-07-2020
BRM 400 Groningen    sa    25-07-2020
BRM 300 Heerlen     sa    08-08-2020
BRM 300 Maasland     sa    22-08-2020
BRM 200 Eindhoven     sa    12-09-2020
BRM 600 Boekelo     sa    26-09-2020
BRM 200 Groningen     sa    10-10-2020
BRM 200 Maasland     sa    24-10-2010
BRM 200 Zwolle     sa    07-11-2020
BRM 200 Bergen op Zoom     sa    21-11-2020
BRM 200 Boekelo     fr    29-12-2020

1 LRM ride will be organised, a 1200k starting in Bordeaux. We plan to release more detailed information on this ride in november, I'll open a special topic on it in november.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 10:36:56 pm »
BRM 200 Amsterdam    sa    28-03-2020

This is a ride I'm organising. Will be my first (along with Ernst). Would be great to see some of the fine people of YACF there!

The Netherlands is pretty in spring!

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 08:24:20 am »
BRM 200 Amsterdam    sa    28-03-2020

This is a ride I'm organising. Will be my first (along with Ernst). Would be great to see some of the fine people of YACF there!


It's in my schedule: Amsterdam is one of the few places in NL where I haven't done an audax yet and it's a good excuse to visit some friends in the capital.

BRM 400 Groningen    sa    25-07-2020
BRM 200 Groningen     sa    10-10-2020

Some additional info on the Groningen events. The 400 is going to be a classic end-to-end from the Far North (start location tba, but probably Pieterburen) to the Deep South (Maastricht). I still have to finalize the route, but you can expect some hills along the way. The 200 is a new route through the forests in the south-east of Friesland and central Drenthe. And it will include the Mont Ventoux of the Netherlands, the VAM-berg (a dazzling 48 meters above sea level).

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 08:54:42 am »
Start and finish at Madmen?  Shame but I can't make it, 28th is the last day / graduation day of the yoga teacher training I'm currently attending. From the looks of it already quite a few conflicts with other plans I have for 2020  :(

The Groningen brevets sound enticing Pim! But when starting from Pieterburen the mandatory 24h McD at Ibbenbüren will be overdistance  :P

Will there be a flèche in 2020? If so, in which weekend and where will the finish be?


Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 09:28:38 am »
Bordeaux? 1200
   Eddington  87 miles

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 09:34:02 am »
The Groningen brevets sound enticing Pim! But when starting from Pieterburen the mandatory 24h McD at Ibbenbüren will be overdistance  :P

Will there be a flèche in 2020? If so, in which weekend and where will the finish be?

I will do my best to include at least one German 24h McD, but probably not one of the old favorites (Ibbenbüren, Isselburg etc)

The Belgians organize the Fleche this year, so I guess finish on Easter Saturday? If the finish is within 400k of Groningen, then we could try to get our team back on the road.

Bordeaux? 1200

Yes, it's roughly 1200k from Bordeaux to the Netherlands. Details will follow.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 09:51:22 am »
No Dutch Capitals in 2020 then ?
 :(

... mind you - Bordeaux to the Netherlands sounds great !

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 09:58:12 am »
No Dutch Capitals in 2020 then ?


There are plans to organize the Dutch Capital Tour in 2020 (and it will be on the LRM calendar when it takes place), but it won't be organized by Randonneurs NL.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 10:55:55 am »
Start and finish at Madmen?  Shame but I can't make it, 28th is the last day / graduation day of the yoga teacher training I'm currently attending. From the looks of it already quite a few conflicts with other plans I have for 2020  :(

Let me know if you want to join the helpers ride sometime in the couple of weeks before the event.

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The Groningen brevets sound enticing Pim! But when starting from Pieterburen the mandatory 24h McD at Ibbenbüren will be overdistance  :P

Will there be a flèche in 2020? If so, in which weekend and where will the finish be?

Easter weekend surely?

... mind you - Bordeaux to the Netherlands sounds great !

I've got my fingers in this pie too. You'll be pleased to know that my request to send the route up the Muur de Geraadsbergen was vetoed...

Expect more details in the next couple of months.

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 10:57:30 am »
Yes, it's roughly 1200k from Bordeaux to the Netherlands. Details will follow.

To the border, via the shortest possible route is 1000km.

But you'd have to be crazy to take the shortest route, which makes it a nice 1200km, that and we're not stopping at the border.

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 11:22:07 am »
Yes, it's roughly 1200k from Bordeaux to the Netherlands. Details will follow.

To the border, via the shortest possible route is 1000km.

But you'd have to be crazy to take the shortest route, which makes it a nice 1200km, that and we're not stopping at the border.

J
Now this is very interesting, as it links up lots of rides on my heat map. - pbp, le havre to paris and borders of Belgium. Or the route may pass west of Paris.

The main question is how I get my bike to Bordeaux without using a car or bikebox
   Eddington  87 miles

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 11:30:05 am »
Now this is very interesting, as it links up lots of rides on my heat map. - pbp, le havre to paris and borders of Belgium. Or the route may pass west of Paris.

It should be close enough to link up your PBP heat map. Fear not.

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The main question is how I get my bike to Bordeaux without using a car or bikebox

Ferry to Hoek, cycle to a pick up in .nl, join bus full of crazy Dutch people to Bordeaux...

Or Eurostar to Paris, TGV to Bordeaux,

J
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2019, 11:33:24 am »
3 day ride from Caen.   Not like I'm having a shit day at work and thinking what I could spend next Summer doing or anything......

FifeingEejit

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2019, 01:17:06 pm »
3 day ride from Caen.   Not like I'm having a shit day at work and thinking what I could spend next Summer doing or anything......

Montparnasse to Bordeaux trains appear to have fully assembled bike spaces

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2019, 01:22:20 pm »
No Dutch Capitals in 2020 then ?


There are plans to organize the Dutch Capital Tour in 2020 (and it will be on the LRM calendar when it takes place), but it won't be organized by Randonneurs NL.

Ta for the headsup !   :thumbsup:

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2019, 06:31:16 pm »

The Belgians organize the Fleche this year, so I guess finish on Easter Saturday? If the finish is within 400k of Groningen, then we could try to get our team back on the road.


They are. I've already heard unconfirmed info about the finish spot. For you it would be over 400k to that spot if you start at your usual place ;).

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2019, 07:22:13 pm »
Thanks for posting the thread Ivo, hope to ride one of these next year
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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2019, 07:58:21 pm »
Must bring my recumbent over for some of these sometime.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 08:51:59 am »
I assume the "Around Luxembourg" ride is not going to happen again?  looked nice on the map :)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 06:44:16 pm »
I assume the "Around Luxembourg" ride is not going to happen again?  looked nice on the map :)

If you want, I can send you the GPX-files and you can do it as a DIY. The event was x-tremely x-rated: at the start the organiser wished us "good luck and see you in 3 days". All controls were unmanned, in many cases the proof of passage was a selfie with a church clock in the background. At my one attempt (DNF due to x-treme heat), it felt like a solo ride. Not much difference with a DIY :P

Anyhow, it may return on the calendar at some point. We organise only 22 brevets per year with max 1 long ride, so choices have to be made. This year it's a 1200 starting in Bordeaux, next year could be different.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2019, 11:28:31 pm »
The event was x-tremely x-rated: at the start the organiser wished us "good luck and see you in 3 days". All controls were unmanned,

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Anyhow, it may return on the calendar at some point. We organise only 22 brevets per year with max 1 long ride, so choices have to be made. This year it's a 1200 starting in Bordeaux, next year could be different.

Understood - i’ll Keep an eye out for future years :). Whilst I spend most time riding on my own it’s nice to meet people at controls...   :thumbsup:

I’ll have to see if I can make it over for one of the shorter events this year instead, thanks!

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2019, 04:38:25 pm »
European Bike Express run to Bordeaux from various UK joining points and maybe an option for the 1,200.  Timetable for 2020 not out for a couple of months according to website www.bike-express.co.uk

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2019, 10:55:38 am »
Is the Bordeaux 1200 instead of the Utrecht 3x loop as suggested earlier in the year?

Re: Dutch brevets in 2020
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2019, 12:07:54 pm »
Is the Bordeaux 1200 instead of the Utrecht 3x loop as suggested earlier in the year?

Yes