Holland: June 2019

Dordrecht, Mon 10th to Mon 17th June

Heather and Barry (contact data see below) are organising a club trip for next June 2019. They are proposing to go to Holland via Harwich and stay in Dordrecht for five nights.

33 people have signed up so far see FAQ  for details

We will leave for Harwich on Monday 10th June (see travel options below) in order to board the ferry about 20:00 for a departure at 23:00. We propose a group dinner on the ferry at about 20:30. There will be no need for overnight accommodation as we will be spending the night on the ferry. (see ferry prices and details below).

We will arrive in Hook of Holland at 08:00 on the Tuesday morning with breakfast included and have a very easy (34 miles direct) ride to the Hotel Stayok . We stay at the hotel for five nights.

We leave on Sunday morning to ride the Hook of Holland. We board at about 19:00 hours to depart at 22:00 hours. Once again we propose a group dinner on the ferry. We arrive in Harwich at 06:30 on the Monday morning where having had breakfast, we set off for home.

The rooms are all four bedded, but the rates per room for single double and triple occupancy are shown below. If four people get together to share then it will be slightly less.
These rates include breakfast and evening dinner each day.

The holiday is officially closed now. However, if anyone is interested, The group ticket for the ferry does not have to be sorted out until the end of the year so you can easily join this part of the holiday. You will have to sort out your own accommodation as we  no longer have rooms on hold at the Stayok hotel.  If you talk to Heather, she may be able to help.

If possible send your 25% deposit to the club account club account
Sort Code: 09 06 66 Account No. 43226774. With relevant reference
If this is not possible then you can send a cheque to Chris Simms
6 Petersfield Drive, Culverstone Green, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0TR.

Room Rates

Dates No. of rooms  Single occupancy Double occupancy Triple occupancy
11 – 16 June 2019 5 nights rate pp 22 rooms booked £321 £252 £232
Non-refundable Deposit 25% pp £82 £64 £60

Ferry Price – Return (provisional)  £45

Cabin Prices

Single cabin inside £35
Single cabin outside £47
2-berth cabin inside £47
2-berth cabin outside £55
4-berth cabin outside £80
Captains Class, 2-berth cabin outside £105
Captains Suite, 2-berth cabin outside £130
Comfort Class, 2-berth cabin outside £78
Comfort Class 3-berth cabin outside £87
Stena Plus Lounge Seat £13

Food Prices

Breakfast £10.50
Dinner £23.00
Combi dinner/breakfast £27.00


Departure Arrival Duration
Out 2300 08:00 8:00
Return 22:00 06:30 9:30

Travelling to and from Harwich

There are several options:-

  1. Cycle via Gravesend – Tilbury ferry about 85 miles of fairly easy cycling. You have all day to do it
  2. Cycle to Shenfield station via Gravesend – Tilbury ferry about 30 miles. Catch train to Manningtree about £20 and cycle from Manning tree to Harwich about 11 miles or catch another train.
  3. Go by train all the way into London then out again about £60.
  4. Drive to Harwich. Parking at ferry quay is about £8 per day.
  5. If  you are intending to take the car all the way, then maybe it would be better to go to Dover – Calais/Dunkerque.
  6. The train that goes from Shenfield leaves from Liverpool street and calls at Stratford, so either of these stations would be an alternative.


For Additional Information see Holland FAQs

Contact Data

Contact data for Barry and Heather (Member nos 1 & 123) via the web site – click here


Christmas Lunch. 19th Dec 2018

The club Christmas Lunch is to be held at High Elms golf club following the ride on the 19th December. The (subsidised) cost for members is £21 for a three course meal with coffee.
Guests are welcome when the cost will be £26.
Your reservation and payment can be made to by one of the following methods
  • Completed booking form by hand or post to Chris Simms together with payment by cash or cheque (see details below)
  • For the ‘digitally enabled’ you can book online and transfer your money directly to the club bank account (see below)

All cheques made payable to Meridian Cycling Club
Postal address for Chris: Mr C Simms, 6 Petersfield Drive, Culverstone Green, Meopham DA13 0TR
Online bank transfer to
Meridian Cycling Club
Sort Code: 09 06 66
A/C No:  43226774
Please add the reference ‘your name’ to all online transfers – or else he won’t know who it’s from!

Printable Booking Form here
Online Booking Form here

Deadline for reservations and payment 12th November

Full Menu
Roasted butternut squash soup and smoked paprika croutons. (GF, V)
Classic prawn cocktail with crisp iceberg lettuce round a Marie Rose sauce.(GF)
Pork and cranberry pate, apricot & fresh ginger chutney
All starters are served with a selection of artisan breads.
Traditional roast turkey with pigs in blankets, sage & onion stuffing balls & gravy
Baked cod loin with a herb crust & lemon scented crushed new potatoes with a fresh thyme and tomato coulis. (GF)
Beef topside cooked in grain mustard & horseradish glaze
Baked mushroom, cranberry & brie Wellington, served with a tarragon & white wine sauce (V)
All mains served with roasted potatoes, carrot batons, Brussel sprouts and braised red cabbage
Traditional Christmas pudding with warm brandy sauce
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake served with white chocolate chip ice cream
Gluten free chocolate caramel torte & clotted cream ice-cream (GF)