Last Saturday, April 8th, I participated in the individual time trial event “Tijdrit Almere 2023”.
As the name implies, it’s in my hometown and the long distance is 42 kms, or three laps of 14 kms each.
Until 2019, this event took place in my backyard, the wide open polder outside the city.
I participated only once in that, before it changed the location to the outskirts of Almere-Haven – the oldest neighbourhood of Almere – for the 2019 edition last minute.
It was cancelled in 2020 and the “Tijdrit Almere 2021” was in October, last year’s “Tijdrit Almere 2022” was a week later than this year.
The course is following the dyke along the “Gooimeer” lake and open fields on the other side, so there’s no hiding from the wind…