London to Amsterdam Cycle – Day 3
On the third day of the London to Amsterdam ride, the team decided on having a team photo outside the hotel in Bruges.
By now the team’s bodies were becoming used to the daily rigours and routines of a multi-day tour. They knew today was going to be tough, with 86 miles to cycle, a ferry and some exposed sections along The Netherlands northern coast.
Although dry, there was a headwind forecast, the team knew this would have a considerable impact on their ride. Within a few miles the team had crossed over the border into their fourth country of the trip, The Netherlands.
At 22 miles, they stopped for a brief coffee before boarding the ferry from Breskens to Vlissingen after which the route crossed numerous bridges with views of estuaries and the North Sea. Despite the lack of hills, this section was particularly exposed, and the team faced a headwind the whole time.
After lunch the team continued on through sand dunes, passing holidaymakers learning to windsurf (it was a good day for windsurfing!) and sail. Hundreds of other cyclists were also enjoying the sunshine which made for some relatively busy sections along the coast.
The team still found time to pose for some action shots however…
After the final break of the day, the team pushed on through the outskirts of Rotterdam and to our hotel for the evening.
A nearby Italian restaurant provided them with a carb-fest recovery meal before heading to bed in anticipation of the final day’s ride into Amsterdam!