PLN Cycle event
On Saturday September 11, 2021 we cycled the PLN Elfstedentocht again. Our cardiologists, doctors and researchers cycled from Bolsward to Bolsward, 253 kilometers through the beautiful Frisian landscape. They raised the fantastic amount of € 85.000! All for PLN research!
The original Elfstedentocht is a typical Dutch historic and heritage event. It is s a long-distance tour skating event on natural ice, almost 200 kilometres long. It is held in the province of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands, leading past all eleven historical cities of the province. The tour is held when the natural ice along the entire course is at least 15 centimetres thick. The last tour was held in 1997. When the ice is not thick enough, you can also cycle this tour as 33 cardiologist and doctors did last september for the PLN Foundation. (see here). There has probably been a Dutch ancestor from this province of Friesland, approximately 700 years ago, who was suffering from the PLN gene mutation and all patients today are his/her descendants.