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On Monday 20 June, the third edition of the Climate Classic will take place. A tour of over 375 km along the future coastline that, if climate change continues at this pace, could become a reality by the end of this century.

Is 375 km too much? Then you can also choose the 125 km version (Breda - Utrecht), or the 250 km version (Utrecht - Groningen).

It will be a race against the clock to arrive in Groningen before dark. Depending on the speed, you will spend between 13 and 16 hours on the bike. This distance requires a thorough preparation and a very good condition. Along the way, we provide enough places to eat and rest. But not too long because: "Time Is Our Only Challenge".

Registered, but still want to book the Sunday pasta meal or the shuttle for the way back? You can do so until Sunday, 5 June at the latest via your dashboard in Atleta.

Participating together with your colleagues? Then check out our company team package.

On 19 June, the Belgian edition of the Climate Classic will also take place. There are still places available. Click on the button for more information about the tour.


375 km


Condition required
Athletic 100%
  • Start in Breda from 5:30 with coffee and banana
  • 5 refreshment stations along the way
  • Festive finish & pasta in Groningen
  • GPX file of the route
  • Medical and technical assistance
  • Including shirt and socks worth € 84.

€ 130

* 60 € discount if already in possession C4C shirt & socks.

125 km


Condition required
Good 50%
  • Start in Breda from 7:30 with coffee and banana
  • 1 care station on the way
  • Festive finish & cake in Utrecht
  • GPX file of the route
  • Medical and technical assistance
  • Including shirt and socks worth € 84.

€ 90

* 60 € discount if already in possession C4C shirt & socks.

250 km


Condition required
High 70%
  • Start in Utrecht from 8:00 with coffee and banana
  • 3 refreshment stations along the way
  • Festive finish & pasta in Groningen
  • GPX file of the route
  • Medical and technical assistance
  • Including shirt and socks worth € 84.

€ 120

* 60 € discount if already in possession C4C shirt & socks.

* Do you already own the Climate Stripes shirt and socks? Then you do not need to order them during the registration process and you pay € 60 less registration fee. All participants are expected to participate in Cycling 4 Climate shirt and socks.

* Are you a student or under 26? Then you get 50% discount on your participation including shirt and socks. Send an email to so we can send you the discount code! Bring proof (ID or student ID) when you pick up your tickets.

Please check the size chart here in advance, as exchange is only possible if we have the size in stock.

Start times

When registering, you can specify your preferred starting block.

375 km Breda - Groningen

  • 5:30 - 5:45 business teams-only
  • 5:45 - 6:00 company teams-only
  • 6:00 - 6:15 a.m. 
  • 6:15 - 6:30 am 

125 km Breda Utrecht

  • 7:30 - 7:45 business teams-only
  • 7:45 - 8:00 company teams-only
  • 8:00 - 8:15 business teams-only
  • 8:15 - 8:30 am 
  • 8:30 - 8:45 hours 

250 km Utrecht - Groningen

  • 8:00 - 8:15 company teams-only
  • 8:15 - 8:30 company teams-only
  • 8:30 - 8:45
  • 8:45 - 9:00
  • 9:00 - 9:15

Carbon Commitment

We cycle to draw attention to the consequences of climate change. But attention is not enough. We want to make an impact.

The same applies here: Together we make more impact. As a participant in the Climate Classic, we expect you to contribute to reducing your own footprint or that of your friends/family/colleagues. 

Something you are going to do (besides cycling a bit) to reduce CO2. Think about not eating meat for six months, having that talk with the neighbours about adding solar panels to their roofs, joining a local energy cooperative, taking the train on holiday this year, planting trees, or compensating your own footprint. More information on making your Carbon Commitment will follow after your registration.

Carbon Law

The Carbon Law: our CO2 emissions must be halved every 10 years.

Return transport from Groningen to Utrecht and Breda

There are several possibilities to go back to Utrecht and Breda. Perhaps family or friends will pick you up in Groningen or you can take the train back. However, the capacity of bicycle transport in the intercity trains from Groningen is limited. Therefore, we will also use two shuttle buses to transport your bike and yourself.

Shuttle service
The shuttle bus costs € 40 per person (including bike). The price is the same for both destinations (Utrecht and Breda). The shuttle will take place (also for environmental reasons) if a minimum of 30 participants per shuttle register for it. The shuttle service can be booked during registration. You can then directly choose a departure time.

The shuttle service is provided by Wielerbus and can be booked during the registration process.

Climate Stripes Shirt & Socks

Climate change is an abstract concept. The Climate Stripes, which shows the average temperature of the last 150 years, makes it clear at once: The last 20 years were the warmest on record.

At the Classic we will therefore all be cycling in Climate Stripes shirts and socks. You don't have a cycling shirt and socks yet? Order them separately during the registration process. Check your size and further details on the clothing page before registering. Shirts and socks will be available at the start locations in Breda and Utrecht.

Materials used
The shirts are made of at least 95% recycled materials and are produced in Europe. This is how we try to minimise our impact on the environment.

Velor Shirt

Background and visuals of the Climate Stripes can be found here.

Accommodation & Luggage

The start in Breda is from hotel Princeville (Van Der Valk Hotel Breda). Unfortunately, the hotel is already full, so it is no longer possible to book a hotel room. Therefore we would like to refer you to Novotel Breda. Check here the availability of the hotel.

On Sunday evening you can also enjoy a pasta buffet in hotel Princeville (Van Der Valk Hotel Breda). This can be booked during your registration, but can also be booked separately later (up to 1 week before the tour) via your dashboard in Atleta. You do not necessarily have to stay overnight in the hotel.

You can drop off your luggage (preferably as little as possible) at the start. We will bring it to the finish for you. Make sure your name and phone number are clearly visible on your luggage by using a label or sticker.

Hotel Princeville

Hotel Princeville

Cycling 4 Climate, Central Events & Corona

Central Events specialises in organising cycling events. We are therefore pleased to be organising the second edition of the Climate Classic with them. During the tour, all the current Corona rules will be respected. You can read these on our Corona page.

If it turns out that the Climate Classic cannot be organised on 20 June due to the corona virus, we will try to reschedule the event to an unspecified date later in the year. If the event is cancelled, you will receive a partial refund of your registration fee, excluding costs for any additional merchandise.

Our Partners

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Experiences from last year

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