Update (August 14, 2020)
On account of the recent COVID-19 outbreak at Bergen op Zoom and in consultation with Henk and Hans, the organisers, and the restaurant manager we have unfortunately been forced NOT to go ahead with this lovely ride. We want to keep things safe and relaxed for everybody.
During the past few days we received several cancellations and questions about this event.
Of course, this ride will be held at a later date. As soon as we have information we’ll let you know.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
We hope you will understand this decision.
Just like everybody else, we are done with the virus, but the virus isn’t done with us.
So keep looking after yourself and others.
The GCCC board, also on behalf of Henk and Hans
For Sunday August 16th, we, Henk and Hans, have devised the 2nd ride of the 2020 GCCC season.
Where do we start?
The start is at a nice spot in Bergen op Zoom in the province of Noord-Brabant. We’ll meet here at 12.00h. After coffee/tea with some sweet treats we’ll set off at 13.00h.
The ride will take us from Brabant to a corner of the province of Zeeland. Leaving Bergen op Zoom we’ll pass the Gevangenpoort. Then we’ll go for the peaceful countryside and drive past the Mattemburgh estate. We continue via Woensdrecht where we have full view of Brabantse Wal. Brabantse Wal, also called Zoom, is a remarkable raised ridge in the Southwest of the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, bordering Zeeland and the Belgian province of Antwerp.
Leaving Brabant we enter Zeeland and drive via Oesterdam to the fortified city of Tholen, which will be visited. From there we cross the canal connecting the rivers Scheldt and Rhine and head for Benedensas, with a lovely view of the locks. A bit further on we’ll pass Fort De Roovere. Another fort we can find on our route is Fort Henricus, which can be visited.
On the way we’ll discover spots suitable for picnics and there are pubs with cosy terraces for some refreshment.
We want to be back at where we started around 17.00h for a chat and a drink (at your own expense) and at 18.00h dinner will start.
Please note!! On account of the corona measures there is a limit of 70 people for the ride itself and unfortunately there is a limit of 50 persons for dinner. It is because of that that we have limited the number of guests to one per participating member or couple.
If you fancy you can have a pleasant dinner again. It will be a three course one, with several choices in starters and main courses.
- Steak tartare (Hand cut)| Pickles | Savora Mustard | Lettuce)
- Zalm sashimi (Miso | Ginger-Lemon | Cucumber | Fennel | Horseradish)
- Tomato & buratta (Tomato | Taggiasca Olive | Soft Buratta | Olive Oil | Basil)
- Diamond Hare & Veal Cheek (Celeriac | String Beans Gently cooked Veal Cheek | Truffle)
- Sea Bass filet (Paksoy | Soy | Shi Take | Samphire| Coconut Kefir Saus)
- Chicory & truffle (Airy Cream of Potatoes | Slow cooked Chicory | Truffle | Bacon Grits | Lavas)
- Strawberries ‘Romanoff’ (Marinated Strawberries | Balsamico | Strawberry Cream| Vanilla Ice Cream)
What will it cost?
Members pay € 4,- and guests € 7,-. Included are coffee/tea with some sweet treats at the start. If you want to stay for dinner you’ll pay € 27,50 p.p. Mention this, as usual, when you sign up.
Signing up is done, as usual, via the registry page. The final date to register is Sunday August 9th.
This second ride of the 2020 season has a first! For those who, for instance, don’t have a co-pilot, Henk and Hans have provided a gpx file made for Garmin Basecamp (program) and in any case suitable for Garmin Zumo (motorcycle navigation).
If you want to get this file, please let us know in the registration form. You’ll be sent the file in an email.
Disclaimer: GCCC can never be held responsible for any damage whatsoever as a result of participating in this event. Participation is at your own risk and expense. During this event photos and videos will be made. If you don’t want to be in these, it is your own responsibility to ask the photographers/film makers to refrain from making images of you. In general these photos/films will be published on personal Facebook or Instagram