GCCC Autumn Ride: Gentlemen in the ‘Achterhoek’ region


On Sunday, October 29th, our GCCC members Paul and Marchel will take the GCCC Gentlemen to the Achterhoek region. Ladies, don’t worry, you are also very welcome, of course.

The Achterhoek is characterised by peace and space. Arable farming, livestock farming and forests alternate continuously during this ride. Lots of narrow roads winding through nature and taking us to the most beautiful places. Well, at least, the places that Paul and Marchel have labelled as the most beautiful.


Halfway through the route we pass through Groenlo. This fortified city was founded at the beginning of the 7th century.

Over the years, the name has been written in different ways in books and on maps: “Groenlo”, “Groenloo”, “Groonlo”, “Gronlo”, “Grol”. This last variant is where the popular beer brand Grolsch gets its name from. Grolsch originated in Groenlo. Nowadays one can find another small beer brewery “Brouwersnös” in Groenlo. Just before entering the old centre we pass the tasting room.

This tasting room is a great place for lunch.

Where will the ride start?

We start at a restaurant in Zelhem, where we are welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with homemade cakes. The route also takes us back to this location at the end of the day where there is the opportunity to be culinary surprised with the Chef’s 3-course Menu for € 40 pp.

What will dinner look like?

It’s a surprise what we’re going to eat that day. Knowing the gentlemen who run this restaurant, it will definitely be worth it. Of course you can indicate dietary requirements in the registration form and these will be taken into account.

What are the costs of this autumn ride?

Participation costs are €11 per person for GCCC members and €13 per person for guests. For this you will receive coffee and something tasty at the start and of course the route booklet.

If you want to join dinner afterwards, you pay €40 per person.

Are dogs allowed?

Our four-legged friends are welcome in the restaurant, provided they are trained and kept on a leash.


Are you coming along? registration was until Sunday, October 22th.

The GCCC excludes any form of damage whatsoever. Photos and videos are also taken during the ride. If you do not appreciate this, you are responsible for this by kindly asking the photographer or videographer not to take images of you or your car (license plate). The photos and videos are generally shared on personal Facebook and Instagram pages of individual participants and the GCCC Facebook page.