I know 72,283 people went for the Festive 500 in 2015. That’s was increase on 2014’s 48,000 participants. Yet only 13,311 were successful in 2015. Does anyone know the numbers for 2016 & 2017? I’d guess up to 250k signups?
2017 was mostly yolo solo. Cold, wet & plenty of headwind on my Lester. I needed the headspace & it served me well.
2018 will again be a Dutch winter delight but as my kids are visiting, I won’t be doing the Ijsselmeer or other big group ride adventures during the day as to maximize my time with Otto & Mira. Instead, like 2012, I will be gettin’ it on before the dawn! Good luck to everyone competing this year!