Join Rick to Zaandam in the beautiful north of The Netherlands, just above Amsterdam. It’s here where he grew up and discovered his talent for cycling. In this stunning area Rick is a true ridemeister and you will be out for a day that follows the coastal line into famous cheese towns and right through the beautiful inland, now appointed as Unesco heritage.
What Rick says about this ride in the region where he grew up; Cycling below sea level, with certainty will not help you to gain more red blood cells but it will bring something much more important, windswept polders and winding dikes. This is the ideal terrain to cultivate character. It’s the number one reason that quite a few famous pros come from this region where everyone is taught how to ride ‘in waaiers’ from an early age. A technique that translates into something like riding in circulating formation together in order to ride more efficiently and battle the wind. I’ll take you along the roads where the wind has free play, while we pass typically Dutch cheese towns, wind mills, dikes and rivers”.