But it’s been a great trip. We can’t claim to have ridden the full 1000km, though we made a very good fist of it.
We sometimes took a shortcut, and due to last week’s rain there’s a stage between Dordrecht and Vlissingen we still have to go back and ride. We’ll do that as soon as we can get a couple of dry days with the wind at our backs.
Thanks to Ilona Stoker at Greenpeace and Jasper Vink at Bionext for suggesting the ride and helping us organise it all.
Thanks also to those who offered us hospitality and interesting conversations along the way. We enjoyed your company and your enthusiasm for the work you do, and we learned a lot.
Cor Bergsma at B&B Unia Zathe, Ee
Sjoerd and Akke, Ijsboerderij de Buterkamp
The op de Hoek family, B&B Stjelp Plaets, Lemmer
B&B Maria Johanna Hoeve, Noordeloos
Wilma Abspoel at Wereldwinkel de Punt, Arkel
B&B Berkenhof, Dordrecht
Mv en Mr van der Slikke, B&B Nummer Zevene, Biervliet
De Oude Boerderij, Hengstdijk
and also Niek Vos, the Teimens family and Vrienden op de Fiets (Friends on the Bike).
We hope to see you again when our backsides have had some time to forget the pain.