We follow the coastline that lies on the Ordnance Datum. This coastline runs roughly from Groningen to Goes. Without human measures such as building dykes and pumping, this would be the coastline in the Netherlands.
We use the coastline as a metaphor because it makes clear that climate change can have a real impact and that it could affect everyone in the Netherlands. As a country with a quarter of its surface area below sea level (NAP), we are vulnerable to flooding.
At the same time, our bicycle tour shows that with cooperation, speed and perseverance, we can achieve a great deal. The same aspects play a role in tackling climate change. Only together can we prevent the NAP coastline from becoming a reality.
The route is not signposted. We trust that all participants can get by with a garmin or gpx reader. The exact routes will be announced a week before the ride.
At the break locations there will be simple technical support: So make sure your bike, and yourself, are in top condition!
* Information on sea level rise from KNMI can be found here.
The routes will be final a week before the tour and will be made available to participants as GPX or TCX files. A first impression of the routes can be found below. The routes differ from the 2022 routes.
Along the way you can get Powerbar sports drinks, water and food/snacks at refreshment stations. See the table below for an overview. Except for the currant buns, granola bars and unbreakables, everything is vegan. Technical assistance and restrooms are available. A first aid kit is also provided.
See below for the opening times of the supply stations:
|Refreshment centre||Opening hours||Offer|
|Start Breda||05:00 - 09:00||Coffee/Tea|
|Post 1 Den Bosch||07:00 - 11:30||Sports drinks, currant buns, granola bars, bananas, oranges|
|Post 2 De Bilt||07:30 - 14:30||Sports drink, currant balls, granola balls, gingerbread, bananas, oranges|
|Post 3 Harderwijk||09:15 - 13:30||Vegan lunch|
|Post 4 Zwolle||11:00 - 17:30||Sports drink, currant balls, granola balls, breakfast cakes, banana oranges|
|Post 5 Oosterwolde||13:30 - 20:30||Sports drink, currant balls, granola balls, breakfast cakes, banana oranges|
|Finish Groningen||16:00 - 22:00||Vegan pasta|
Breda : Waterschap Brabantse Delta: Bouvignelaan 5, 4836 AA Breda
Den Bosch: Engelerpark 2, 10 's-Hertogenbosch
De Bilt: KNMI de Bilt: Utrechtseweg 297, 3731 GA De Bilt
Ermelo: Beach Telstar Palmbosweg 36, 3853 LB Ermelo
Dalfsen: Brinkweg 2, 7722 VA Dalfsen
Oosterwolde: Ecomunitypark 5, 8431 SM Oosterwolde
Groningen: Noorderzijlvest : Stedumermaar 1, 9735 AC: Groningen