LCC London to Amsterdam ride 2016
- By LCC Membership on at 2:58pm 18 April 2016
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: london, ride, amsterdam, holiday
Love London, Go Dutch was LCC’s most successful campaign. But have you ever wondered what’s it actually like cycling in the Netherlands?
Wonder no more! You can find out for yourself by joining us this September as we take the scenic route from London to Amsterdam. Not only will you enjoy the best of the Dutch cycling experience on this easy-paced led ride, but you’ll help raise the funds we need to continue our campaign to make cycling in London as safe and enjoyable as it is in Holland.
Over four days we'll traverse four countries, cover over 400 idyllic kilometres and arrive triumphant in Amsterdam to celebrate a journey to remember. Each day you’ll ride along country lanes in the company of like-minded cycling lovers, enjoy lunch and refreshments provided by our support team and arrive for an evening meal and comfortable overnight accommodation with your baggage ready and waiting for you.
The route starts in central London and proceeds through the rolling hills, orchards and vineyards of Kent; after crossing the channel the ride starts again through the beautiful coastal scenery of northern France and Belgium, under the big dramatic skies of Flanders, and on into the unique landscape of the Dutch Polders. We finish in the iconic city of Amsterdam - the heart of Dutch cycling culture.
We set off from London on Wednesday 14 September and arrive in Amsterdam on Saturday 17 September. Your food, accommodation, cross-channel travel and return transport of your bike are included – and if you want to stay on in Amsterdam afterwards you have that option too.
Sounds too good to miss? Then make sure you reserve your place now by paying a £100 registration fee. We will then ask you to commit to raising £1,100 for LCC - but don't worry, we'll be providing fundraising support and advice throughout. The costs of delivering the ride will be approximately £600 per person - this will include transport, accommodation, food and support staff for the four days. You'll need to make this clear to anyone sponsoring you; and if you'd prefer to pay for more of the cost upfront, and raise a smaller amount through sponsorship later, you can do that too.
By joining us on this fantastic ride you’ll not only enjoy great company and experience the pleasures of cycling in Holland, but you’ll be helping us hugely in bringing the Dutch approach to cycling infrastructure back home to London.