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Are you keen to take part in the London to Amsterdam bike ride to raise money for Help the Hospices, but want to find out more before signing up?
Duration Three days – Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September 2012
Cycling days Two days – Friday and Saturday. Sunday 16 September will be a free day in Amsterdam before return travel in the afternoon.
Route Picturesque, quiet roads, country lanes and dedicated cycle routes. Leaving London and entering Amsterdam will involve using busier roads.
Terrain Mostly flat, though hilly in parts
Distance 140 miles (226km)
Route marking The route will be clearly waymarked using high visibility arrows. These arrows will be located at each decision point such as an approaching road junction. You will also be provided with a detailed route map so you can keep track of your progress. A safety van will follow the group at all times and you will be given the contact details for the challenge support team should you have any problems.
Difficulty This is a challenging bike ride that will test your endurance over two days of cycling. However, you do not need to be an expert cyclist to take part. We will provide detailed training plans to ensure that you are fully prepared and the sense of achievement will more than make up for any aching limbs!
Accommodation Two and three star hotels (using twin share) are included. We recommend that you book your own pre-event accommodation for the night of Thursday 13 September as we will have an early start on day one.
Celebration The event includes group meals at the end of both days, culminating in a well earned celebratory meal in an Amsterdam restaurant. You are free to explore Amsterdam on the final day.
Participants This is an open challenge so anyone who can hit the £1,200 fundraising target can participate
Aspiration We are aiming to have over 30 participants raising more than £20,000 to support the work of Help the Hospices