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Die Ruhr2NorthSea-Challenge – 15. Juni 2024
300 Kilometer an (D)einem Tag!

Can I do this?

Yes! Try cycling at an average of 18 km/h over 2 hours on a flat, paved road on a relatively windless day with fully pumped tyres (e.g. 5 bar) without expending too much effort. If you can manage it, all that’s missing is… a good saddle – your choice good food...

Where do I find the route?

To prevent anyone losing their way on the long route as much as possible, we will not be using printed maps (road signs could be poorly visible in the dark or due to weather conditions, overlooked or even missing; and a printed map is usually [as tested during the...

What is the pick-up bus?

The pickup bus starts as a free broom wagon at 1.30 pm on 23 June from in front of the MSV Arena in Duisburg and collects ‘stranded cyclists’ from the service points along the way. At around 4 pm it will arrive at the 200-km service point and depart from there at 4.45...

What is a service point?

All three RuhrChallenges feature so-called service points (SPs) at an average interval of around 45 km. An SP offers you various services, such as catering, toilets, hand baggage, etc. From km 150, a first aid station will be available, and from the second until the...

Breakdown assistance

At the R2NSC 2018, there will again be a mobile roadside assistance service that R2NSC participants can contact directly via a mobile phone number (to be announced before 23 June). The free (except of the replacement parts mobile breakdown service will be typically...

Is there a cancellation insurance?

To make sure you don’t lose your registration fee if you fall ill before a tour, we recommend taking out cancellation insurance. This can be booked via Hanse-Mercur, for example. You will find detailed information here.

What is a transfer bus?

The paid transfer bus brings you from the Strandportal in Bensersiel back to the MSV Arena in Duisburg on 23 June at 8 pm or 10 pm and on 24 June at 11 am and arrives at 11.30 pm or 1.30 am or 2.30 pm on 24 June. It is also possible to board the bus at the exits of...

Showers and toilets

The changing rooms and showers at the Strandportal Bensersiel are free of charge for R2NSC participants until 10 pm on 23 June 2018. Toilets are always provided at all the service points of the Ruhr challenges.

Overnight stay in Duisburg

Here are a few cyclist-friendly hotels near to the MSV Arena which all bear the bed+bike quality seal of the ADFC. Hotel Mirage Ulrichstr. 28 47051 Duisburg Tel.: +49(0)203 / 286850 Distance to the MSV Arena: 3.5 km Mercure Hotel Duisburg City Landfermannstr. 20 47051...

Overnight stay in Bensersiel

Everyone has their own taste and is prepared to pay different rates for their accommodation, so we request that you book your own hotel. Here you will find help in finding accommodation in Bensersiel. Alternatively, maybe this 5-star camping site directly on the North...