Prologue

For a whole year, I cycled to all my business appointments; up to 250km a day, battling all elements. I discovered the beauty of the Netherlands, how your body and mind are affected during a 10 hour ride through rain, hail and snow, as well as what it’s like to cycle 200km into a head wind.

Looking back, each ride was a pilgrimage. Following that year, I started Gravelrides.cc purely because of my desire to find out where the most beautiful off-road tracks can be found. Now, three years on, I long back to the pilgrims factor of that special year cycling through the Netherlands. I look for similar experiences in all my current gravel rides. Rides that I would like to share with likeminded people who also have a passion for gravel and who are interested in spirituality.

Feel very welcome if those words speak to you.

Christiaan Warger

During a pilgrim ride I look for peace and quiet, a deeper contact with nature and for answers to important questions. Above all, I ride to experience something bigger than myself; like looking up to the stars and losing yourself in the realisation that the universe is without limits.

Inspiration in your mailbox and riding together

When you register with Pilgrimrides.cc you will receive a monthly update about pilgrim rides on the bike, including routes and personal experiences and insights. These updates will also share a ride diary showing options for riding together. And from the autumn you will be able to order exclusive Gravelpilgrims.cc cycling gear.

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