Amsterdam 500 Cycle Challenge
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2024

Please note that Amsterdam 500 is now full. If you are interested in a place, please enter our waiting list or email

  • 500km cycle ride from Redhill to Amsterdam in 3 days
  • Includes ferry, hotel accommodation, flight home and support
  • Free bespoke cycle shirt and medal
  • Free training rides

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Join us on this exciting three-day ride taking in four different countries. The 500 kilometre (300 mile) route from Redhill to Dover, travels eastward up the north coast of France, along the traffic-free cycle paths of Belgium and through the adorably quaint villages of rural Holland, before reaching the vibrant city of Amsterdam. End your challenge with a night of celebration in one of Europe’s cultural hotspots followed by a day’s sightseeing before a late afternoon return flight to Gatwick.

The ride, although long, is predominantly flat and suitable for all abilities. We will offer free training rides and guidance, ensuring you gain all the skills needed to make this an event to remember!


£580pp (£190 deposit)

Cost includes ferry, hotel accommodation, flight home, support, bespoke cycle shirt and medal.


Join our free training cycle rides and walks – whether you are taking part in a YMCA Challenge or not!

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free training. Not only will it ensure you are fully prepared and help you build mileage for your challenge, but it will give you an opportunity to meet fellow challengers and the rest of the team. We advise you to do as much as you can in addition to our training programme – the more you do, the more you will really enjoy your experience!

Our cycling training rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event. So feel free to bring family and friends with you. All abilities are welcome!

Fundraising - help to build a brighter future for homeless young people!

To keep event fees affordable, the entry fee purely covers the cost of the event. The minimum sponsorship target for this event is £600pp which will go toward our Life Change Fund set up to help transform young lives in East Surrey.

Last year with your help we raised £80k to acquire and fund the new Y Bus. This new project will offer a mobile YMCA reaching out to areas in need to provide vital services such as detached youth work, play, sport and physical activity.

This year, the Life Change Fund will support our youth housing projects. Currently, 1 in 52 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the UK.*
* CentrePoint Youth Homelessness Databank

In 2024, we will be opening a new move-on accommodation for 6 young people in Redhill. We are aiming to raise £100k through challenge events towards refurbishment costs as well as furniture for individual bedrooms and communal areas.

Your fundraising will help to create a nurturing environment that truly feels like home. Join us in making a difference and opening the doors to a brighter future for young people.

Find out more about our Life Change Fund

If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download an official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey towards the Life Change Fund.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you with ideas.

Find out more

Please note that Amsterdam 500 is now full. If you are interested in a place, please enter our waiting list or email

T 01737 779979