The harder the wind blows, the easier it makes a Wind Meerit (Cycle with the Wind at your Back tour), which are held for the 7th time. The idea is simple: depending on the direction the wind is coming from, participants cycle to one of ten final destinations, where a bus will be waiting to take them and their bicycles back to Groningen at the end of the afternoon.
Each Saturday prior to a tour, the destination of the next day is decided at noon. The destination may be Noordpolderzijl, Bad Nieuweschans, or Dokkum or Bourtange. Tours are about 50 to 60 kilometres and routes are fixed. There are plenty of options for fun excursions during the tour and participants decide when they will leave.
Tours are € 12.50 and € 6.25 for children under 13. Route descriptions and maps are free. Remaining tours to be held are on 4 July, 18 July, 1 August and 15 August.