Birmingham Fixed Gear

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Paris to Amsterdam ride 9th-23rd May

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It's Mark!
Markus back in the BMX days – Photo by James

Right, so me and me pal Mark have booked the 11th to the 22nd off work and are flying to Paris with bikes and camping gear on Sat the 9th, coming back on Sat the 23rd. I’m gonna be on singlespeed freewheel, Mark on gearz.

Here’s a route on Google Maps. Obviously, we’re not gonna stick to that, but it’s a guide.

According to Google maps, the route (avoiding highways and tolls) is about 320 miles. We’ll go off the route a few times to ride along the smaller lanes, and to visit nearby villages for food, booze and camping facilities, so we’ll actually do about 450-500 mile. We’re planning on doing 50-80 miles a day at a really slow pace, which is a piece of cake, and we’re also planning on having one or two rest days where we just chill and get drunk on plenty of beer replenish our muscle glycogen with liquid carbohydrate drinks. With all the fannying about we’ll probably get to Amsterdam the following Sunday.

And of course, once we get to Amsterdam we’re gonna get lean on herbs, kip in a bed and breakfast if we can afford it, then we’ll probably ride to the nearest freezing cold beach and spend a few days camping on the sand and swimming in the sea.

If anyone fancies doing the ride with us or meeting us in Amsterdam for a pedal and a smoke and a coffee, let us know innit.

It’s possible that we’ll hit Rotterdam on the Friday before we get to Amsterdam for the weekly Rotterdam Fixed Gear ride…

rotterdam fixed gear ride


Written by Captain Buckles

22 February, 2009 at 11:33 pm

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    22 February, 2010 at 9:02 am

  2. my wife and I are ridding from Paris to Amsterdam to meet op with six friends and do a bike and barge tour,any ideas on a route, welive in Vancouver Canada.
    thanks for your help Don

    Don baker

    21 February, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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