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Tips and Tricks to Conquer the Fietselfstedentocht!

Apr. 20, 2023 -

In preparation for this year’s Fietselfstedentocht (236KM), I took my bike and set out for an adventurous ride through half of the Netherlands. It was my first long distance ride after being infected with COVID. If you're considering a long-distance ride yourself, be sure to read along to discover invaluable tips and tricks from my experience.

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My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)
My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland

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