Just after mid-day on Thursday 9th August, 23 civil servants of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) started a cycle tour to the Olympics in London. The 600 kilometer 4 day round trip is in support of the Dutch athletes who will return to the Netherlands later this weekend and who will be honored in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Monday 13th of August in front of an expected large audience on the central station square.
The 23 will cycle to Hook of Holland and take the night ferry to Harwich. From there they will cycle to London Friday morning. They will spend two nights in Lewisham with friends before returning to the Netherlands on Sunday.
The 23 belong to a club of colleague cyclists who tour on a regular basis so cycling 600 kilometers in 4 days shouldn’t be a problem to them. They plan to visit the Holland Heineken House on Saturday night, they also plan to be present with at least one Olympic event and then cycle back on Sunday and Monday.
Other colleagues of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch city council waved them goodbye in front of the Council Office.
The group is accompanied by a motor cyclist and a maintenance vehicle that also contains their luggage.