Leontien's Ladies Ride is a non-competitive 70 km ride only for women, and is named after cyclist Leontien van Moorsel, who won 4 golden medals at the olympic games in 2000 and 2004. It is a sponsored ride for the benefit of all research of breast cancer.
It's also a very pleasant ride, with the purpose of stimulating people (read women) to live in a healthy way by riding their bikes.
And this is something dutch women loooove to do, because yesterday 7000 of them moved to Den Bosch to be part of the third edition. And so were we: Arja, Loes, Marian and Marion, 4 very old friends (not by age, but by acquaintance).
We had a great time, I think it's obvious when you look at the photos.
I had promised to make a caricature to present us as a team, and you can see the results.
The caricature speaks for itself, let me just say that "spatader" is a varicose vein, and is the nickname of our group.
A sea of bicycles at the start in Den Bosch
The four of us at the beginning of the day.
...and me. Nearly caused an accident making this photo.
Boy, do these girls know how to ride.....
Hurray! We did it!
Some women were even more weird then we were.