This is your chance to ride the Amstel Gold 2021 the day before the professionals ride it.
The Amstel Gold Race is an annual road bicycle race in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. It
traditionally marks the turning point of the spring classics, with the climbers and stage racers replacing
the cobbled classics riders as the favourites.
Since 1989 the event has been included in season-long competitions at the highest level of UCI, as part
of the UCI Road World Cup (1989–2004), the UCI ProTour (2005–2010), UCI World Ranking (2009–2010)
and since 2011 of the UCI World Tour. It is the only one-day World Tour race staged in the Netherlands
and is considered the most important Dutch road cycling event. Dutchman Jan Raas holds the winning
record with five victories.
Dutch beer brewer Amstel has served as the race's title sponsor since its creation in 1966.
Friday 16th April 2021:
· Leeds Train Station (Short Stay Car Park)
· Manchester Victoria Train Station
· Birmingham (N.E.C. International Train Station)
· Watford Gap Services (M1 Southbound)
· London, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place (Near Victoria Train Station)
· Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)
We can collect at other service stations along the motorway network.
(Please contact us for details)
Please note we have a special bike trailer where you bike is carried fully assembled with the front wheel
out, therefore there is no need to have your bike disassembled and in a bike bag / bike case.
We take a mid-afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais and collect your bib number in Valkenburg before
arriving in Heerlen at approximately 20.00hrs where we spend 3 nights on bed and breakfast at the
excellent Tulip Inn Heerlen City Centre.
Heerlen is an excellent location for the Amstel Gold Race, which gives easy access to and from Valkenburg
for the Amstel Gold sportive and Maastricht for the start of the Professional race on Sunday.
Saturday 17th April 2021: Amstel Gold Sportive
There will be the option of taking part in either the 65km, 100km, 125km, 150km, 200km or
Amstel Gold sportive entry includes:
• Participation in the Tourversion Amstel Gold Race (Sportive), without need to enter the draw
• Breakfast at the VIP-pavilion
• Reserved parking near the VIP-pavilion
• Guarded bicycle parking
• Special shower- and changing facilities
• Photo with the ‘flower girls’
• Buffet after your ride of the Tourversion Amstel Gold Race (Sportive)
• Unique gift
The event organisers have numerous feeding stations and mechanical service at the control points.
For those who are not bringing bikes, you can either spend the day at your leisure in Heerlen, get
dropped off in Valkenburg to spend the day at your leisure or travel with the support crew to see the
Sunday 18th April 2021: The Amstel Gold Race
Today is the Amstel Gold Professional race.
After an early breakfast we shall take you to the city Maastricht for the signing on & start of the Amstel
After seeing the signing on and the start of the Amstel Gold we shall travel to the Valkenburg where we
shall see the race pass over the Cauberg three times, also you will be able to see the women's edition
of the Amstel Gold pass over the Cauberg four times.
Monday 19th April 2021:
Taking an afternoon sailing with P&O ferries Calais to Dover,
with approximate drop off times:
· London 17:00hrs
· Watford Gap 19:00hrs
· Birmingham 20.00hrs
· Manchester 22.00hrs
· Leeds 23.00hrs