London to Amsterdam

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  • Thinking of doing this over two days.
    With the rough plan to be leave on a Sunday morning (from Sevenoaks) and arrive by Tuesday morning. Possible? Dare I say, easy?

    Any advice from those who have cycled London to Amsterdam before welcome.

  • Are you planning on going from Harwich direct, or something like Dover>Dunkirk and then ride from there?

    300 fairly flat, untaxing (dare I say slightly dull if you're used to undulating Southern England) km from Dunkirk, unless you're unlucky with the wind so it's very doable in your timeframe assuming 150km a day is something you're ok with.

  • If you do london harwich (140km) and rotterdam amsterdam (100km), you are there on monday afternoon.
    The ferry is really nice btw.

    Via calais/dunkirk, you can probably do some Kms on sunday evening into belgium and do a big day on monday, arriving in the evening.

  • I'm thinking Dover/Dunkirk to avoid the length of the ferry. Seems quite straightforward but I do appreciate that part of Northern Europe can be dull! Google maps suggests this route:

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  • I've ridden to the Hook of Holland from Dunkirk using much of the North Sea route which is good fun as it includes ferries, bridges, dykes, canals and island hopping.

    Have posted the route here before, will see if I can find it.

    And yes IMO very doable.

    Edit: here we go­

  • I'm riding this fixed on Sunday (26th) via Harwich if anyone is keen to join!

  • Sick. Hope you have a good one!

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London to Amsterdam

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