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Dutch Cycling Embassy
Each year, on the windiest day of the year, the Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships take place on the Oosterscheldekering Storm Surge Barrier. Over 200 competitors ride the 8.5 km course against 100+ km/hr winds on upright single-speed bikes. Watch more:
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Tom Godsmark Jan 17
Replying to @Cycling_Embassy
I feel like this cycling to the station some mornings
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Bert Wolters Jan 17
And the wind has always turned when you cycle home.
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PeteB Jan 17
This looks amazing.... but how do they know when to run it? I like the idea of a mass email one morning... "It's blowing like god is angry out there today... get to the start line now!"
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steve abraham Jan 17
I don't know but weather forecasts are pretty reliable 3 days ahead even in the UK.
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Tim McKenna Jan 17
Replying to @Cycling_Embassy
How do they know it's the windiest day of the year?
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Brad Jan 17
Its windier than all the other days of the year 🤦‍♂️
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I read the news today, oh boy Jan 17
That's my peeps! I'll never forget cycling into a headwind (not as bad as these) on the Afsluitdijk : 32 straight kilometers - to finish the first half of the Tour de Ijselmeer.
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🚲Erik de Vries🚲 Jan 17
Hey, I biked the Afsluitdijk in a headwind too, with , when we were a little younger.
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@adrianberendt Jan 17
Yes, but The Netherlands is so easy to use a bike, it's so flat, not like the UK with all those hills....
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Chardonnay Freud Jan 17
Not true; there is a hill from which they look down on Belgium.
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