Holland: June 2019 – Updated

Dordrecht, Mon 10th to Mon 17th June

Heather and Barry have organised a club trip for June 2019. We are going to go to Holland via Harwich and stay in Dordrecht for five nights.

35 people have signed up (Click here for details)

We leave for Harwich on Monday 10th June in order to board the ferry about 20:00 for a departure at 23:00. All riders who have booked through the club should meet at the dock entrance at 19:30 in order to board as one group at 20:00.

We propose a group dinner on the ferry at 21:00 (that is when the restaurant opens).

We 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; these rates include breakfast and evening dinner each day.

Any outstanding payments should be made to the 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.

Dinner Menu click here

Restaurant Opening times click here



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

Travelling to and from Harwich

The majority of riders are making their own arrangements to get to Harwich. Most are going by bike/train although a few will be using 4 wheels rather than 2.
For those intending to cycle you might like to consider joining one of the following groups, albeit this not obligatory.
All riders who have booked through the club should meet at the dock entrance at 19:30 (there are toilets and a shop ) in order to board as one group at 20:00.

He will be cycling the whole way from Orpington to Harwich using Route 7, 86m (see Runs Library). He intends to leave home at 9.15; getting the Gravesend ferry at 11am. This will be an A paced ride.

Will be cycling from Eyensford, leaving home at 9.30am with a view to catching the 11am ferry. She will then be cycling to Chelmsford using part of Route 7. From there she will be catching the train to Manningtree before cycling the last 13m to Harwich.  This will be a B1 paced ride.

David Parker

He will be arriving at Liverpool St before 11.15.
He plans to catch a train at 11:38 to Witham arriving at 12:22. Leaving about 40 miles to cycle to Harwich this will be mainly using National Cycle Route 51.
This will be B1 paced ride.

Ken & Di
We will be leaving Sevenoaks at 8.30, cycling using Route 14 with a view to catching the Gravesend Ferry at 11.30. We will then be using Route 17 to cycle to Shenfield before catching the train. We will decide nearer the time (or on the day) what will be our destination; it could be Colchester, Manningtree or Harwich. From their we will cycle to the ferry.
See Routes 17, 14, 15, 16, 17.  These will be B2 paced rides.

If you intend to join any of the above groups, please notify the group leader(s)

Concessions on the Tilbury Ferry
This is an extract from the ferry website.
Travel is free at any time for holders of a Thurrock, Kent or Medway National Concessionary Bus Pass. Other National Concessionary Bus Pass holders travel will be charged at the child rate for a single or return before 9:30am on weekdays, and may travel for free at all other times.

Riding Groups in Holland

On most days, (including the rides to and from the ferry/hotel), there will be A, B1 and B2 rides. These are being coordinated by Chris Simms, Heather/Cathy and Ken respectively. On one day there will probably a ‘bike free’ option of travelling to Rotterdam by train.
This page will be updated with more information once our plans are firmed up.
There may well be a request a for ride leaders/volunteers in due course.

Suitable Maps

Barry and Heather are using Falk maps Click Here.
11, 14, 15 & 17 cover the areas in which we are likely to cycle.

For Additional Information see Holland FAQs

Contact Data

Contact data for Barry, Ken and Heather (Member nos 1, 2 & 123) via the web site – click here


Over the next few weeks this page will be constantly updated with new and amended information – please keep your eyes open.