Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

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Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby djrikki » 11 Jan 2019, 10:49am

Anyone else taking part in this popular bike ride in the Netherlands? Looks like it's going to be enormous fun; the pleasure of riding along the cycle infrastructure is going to be a joy that I am looking forward to with much anticipation.

https://www.fietselfstedentocht.frl

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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby RickH » 12 Jan 2019, 12:31am

A "plastic hats mandatory" ride in the Netherlands.

That's novel! :twisted:

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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby m-gineering » 12 Jan 2019, 8:44am

djrikki wrote:Anyone else taking part in this popular bike ride in the Netherlands? Looks like it's going to be enormous fun; the pleasure of riding along the cycle infrastructure is going to be a joy that I am looking forward to with much anticipation.

https://www.fietselfstedentocht.frl


15000 participants with varying speeds and skills on narrow roads. I'd pick another day
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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby durhambiker » 12 Jan 2019, 4:31pm

m-gineering wrote:
djrikki wrote:Anyone else taking part in this popular bike ride in the Netherlands? Looks like it's going to be enormous fun; the pleasure of riding along the cycle infrastructure is going to be a joy that I am looking forward to with much anticipation.

https://www.fietselfstedentocht.frl


15000 participants with varying speeds and skills on narrow roads. I'd pick another day

Probably still better than an average day risking your life on UK roads

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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby marco.groenewegen » 20 Jan 2019, 10:47am

The entry for the 2019 ride is already closed. It's a, at good weather, beautifull ride on mainly traffic free roads and cycle paths.
And because of the different starting times, it's not like in Belgium all 15.000 riders at the same time at the start.
So my advice will be, try to get the GPS file of this route, pick a day with good weather and ride it yourself.

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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby djrikki » 7 Feb 2019, 4:19pm

marco.groenewegen wrote:The entry for the 2019 ride is already closed. It's a, at good weather, beautifull ride on mainly traffic free roads and cycle paths.
And because of the different starting times, it's not like in Belgium all 15.000 riders at the same time at the start.
So my advice will be, try to get the GPS file of this route, pick a day with good weather and ride it yourself.


On the subject of the GPS file I have tried to get it already so I can ride it as a DIY audax; been unsuccessful so far. However, I am riding the event anyway as my name was drawn from the lottery.

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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby m-gineering » 7 Feb 2019, 5:17pm

djrikki wrote:On the subject of the GPS file I have tried to get it already so I can ride it as a DIY audax; been unsuccessful so far.

Googling on elfstedentocht and GPX should return something useful
First one to come up: http://www.gpstracks.nl/fietsroutes-friesland.php?id=59
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Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

Postby djrikki » 11 Feb 2019, 9:33pm

Thanks that's brilliant, I guess it helps if you know where to look.

I see that dates back to 2003, might be worth a punt on using that GPS file to claim some audax points.

Thanks again.