How do I travel to the start?
The event starts in Roden, The Netherlands. More details will follow.
What are the routes?
Our route designer is working day and night to draw up an awesome route fot the 2023 edtion. When he's ready, we'll let you know.
Can I download the GPX files of the routes?
Yes, when the routes are ready, we''l make them availlable at our website at least one week prior to the event.
Is technical assistance available?
Do you have problems with your bike or need support on the road? There are several mobile service points at the start and along the way at the aid stations. Please note, make sure your bike is in good condition when you arrive at the start.
What is a cyclosportive versus competition tour?
At the event, all participants have incorporated time registration in the control board. In the cyclosportive tour, participants are not honored, but everyone who finishes will receive a medal. In this event there is no distinction between competition and cyclosportive. We start in waves based on ages. Numbers 1 to 3 per category can qualify for the World Cup in October 2022.
At the event, all participants have a timing chip integrated into their race number. Participants in the cyclosportive ride will not be awarded, but everyone who finishes will receive a medal. At this event, there is no distinction between race and cyclosportive. Participants will start in waves based on age groups. The top 25% in each category can qualify for the World Championships in September 2023.
Are (individual) photos taken?
During the event, photos will be taken by various photographers. A photo album will be posted on the Facebook page
as soon as possible after the event.
Do you have food stations?
Along the way you will encounter several food-points. Here you get, among other things, water, sports drinks, bars, gels, biscuits and fruit.
Is there a time limit?
The time limit for cycling this tour is 9 hours.
Which type of bicycle is suitable?
Every bike is a gravel bike if you're brave enough. You can participate in this tour on any type of bicycle (with the exception of electric). A gravel bike with 35 mm tires is recommended.
Do I need a competition license to participate?
You don't need a competition license to participate. And you don't need a competition license to qualify for the Gravel World Championships.
Is there a campsite availlable for my camper / mobilhome / tent?
Next to our starting and finishing area, there is a simple campsite called Ot en Sien
. This campsite is not associated with our event, so you will need to coordinate with them directly and camping costs are not included in your registration fee.
Other options are: