Midsummer Challenge - Preparations -

Midsummer Challenge - Preparations -


First things first! An engine can’t run without fuel and your body is no different. Properly managing your nutrition and hydration is a key part of keep you feeling fresh and cramp free. Remember, bonking is a bad time. 


A successful ride starts before you even get on the bike. Carbohydrates are the bodys main source of fuel when riding and in turn, a cyclists best friend. We reccomend starting your day with a carbohydrate rich breakfast 2-3 hours before you ride to give your body a head start. Pancakes are our personal favourite preride meal but oat meal, rice pudding, or a large helping of ontbijtkoeken works too! Don’t forget to hydrate as needed. 

Ride food

200km is a long way. You will need snacks - lots of snacks. General carbohydrate reccomendations are between 30g per hour for shorter, less intense rides, up to 90g of carbohydrates per hour for longer, more intense rides. Though it should be noted that a high carbohydrate intake like 90g per hour may require adaptation and cause GI upset if you aren’t used to it, so take it slow and listen to your body. Here are some of our favourite snack options -more on how to carry them all later. 

Maurten Solids

PurePower Energy Snack


The quickest way to mess yourself up is by not hydrating properly. Bonking is bad, dehydration is worse. When you sweat you lose both water and electrolytes so it’s important to replenish both at the same rate at which you lose them. How much you need varies but given the warm weather, a bottle an hour with either a hydro tab or electrolyte mix is a good starting target. You can then adjust for more or less as needed. 

Hydro Tabs



Aside from making you look pretty your kit should be good at serving it’s functional purposes. In this case, that means it’s good at wicking sweat, breathable, the jersey has easily accessible pockets and your chamois is going to keep you comfortable all day long. 


These days temperatures are getting up above 25 degrees and when that happens, the fabric and design of your jersey becomes really important. Hot weather summer jerseys are made with a meshy fabric that pulls the sweat and heat away from your body removing the need for a base layer. 

Solitude Collection
Base layer 

Don’t have a hot weather jersey? A base layer is a great way to boost your normal jersey on those extra hot days. Similar to the summer jersey, baselayers pull the sweat off your skin and disperse it so that it evaporates faster -again keeping you cooler.  

Base Layers Men
Base Layers Women


If you’re going to do long rides you need a good chamois designed specifically for long hours in the saddle. A good chamois pulls the sweat away from your skin, is made from smooth surface fabrics and supports your bone structures in all the right places, reducing your risk of nasty things like saddle sores.

Other Important Items

Chamois Cream 

Your secret weapon for protecting again chaeffing and saddle sores. Chamois cream helps keep your skin soft, lubricated and you butt happy. 


We promise it won’t keep you from getting crisp tan lines, it will how ever prevent you from getting a sunburn and thats pretty rad. Sports specific sunscreens are sweat resistant so you can be sure to stay protected. 

Bar Bags

Remember that bit when we mentioned you needed lots of snacks? This is how you carry them. It’s so much better then trying to jam it in to your back pockets - trust us on this one.

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The Classic Rides . The 010 Edition

The Classic Rides . The 010 Edition

In collaboration with Cords Cycles and RWC Ahoy we are hosting 6 unique social rides to celebrate the Classic Monuments. After each ride we will finish at Het Witte Huis in the Oude Haven in Rotterdam to watch the races live on screen. 
The average distance will be between 70k - 90k depending on the weather.

Please check our Strava Page for more details.


Sat 4 March  Strade Bianchi
Sat 18 March  Milan Sanremo
Sun 2 April Ronde van Vlaanderen
Sun 9 April Paris Roubaix
Sun 16 April Amstel Gold Race
Sun 23 April Luik Bastenaken Luik
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Crank it UP!

Crank it UP!

The first edition of the Bomba Bomba Crank it UP! Tournament was a blast. The event was hosted at the Bomba Bomba Boutique, where riders raced indoor, 1 on 1, on an indoor Wahoo KICKR on a segment of 900m with 5% elevation. The rules were simple, the fastest (most watts/kg) rider would win the unique Bomba Bomba Trophy ! In total we had 25 riders attend. and they all gave it a full 200%. Coming in hot was Roel van Eekelen at 1.39 ! 

A big thanks to the team of 2MOSO whom did a great job co-hosting this event. 

Hope to see everyone again next time!! 

See you on the road!

Crank it UP! 

Crank it UP! 

Crank it UP! 


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Meet Captain Frank van 't Hof

Meet Captain Frank van 't Hof
This self proclaimed captain has been riding bikes since 1997 when his
neighbour (the legendary ice skater Rien de Roon) saw him riding against
the wind to school on his old-lady bike and told his father to buy him a
racing bike. His first training schedule was 'go late to school in the
morning and arrive on time, return to home at the end of the day with an
extra hour of slow pacing'.

From there he has been around in the world of bikes. Racing in teams,
Riding all kind of bikes ( you might see him riding on tandems or
tallbikes in the city), doing multiple day adventures, working for the
magazine Wieler Revue and multiple bikebrands, racing the legendary
classics, and his favorite: riding in the Belgium classic crit/cross

It's not all fun and games, he took some distance from cycling between
2019 and 2020 after he felt a bit of a cycling burn-out, but eventually
he hopped back on and has been a part of BombaBomba family eversince.

For now he's gonna keep on doing the thursday-night-rides but keep an
eye open in the BombeBomba whatsappgroup. He might pull out one of his
legendary 'Frank's party-rides' where he hosts a ride for friends and
family to show off his ridiculous training routes when he was racing....

Frank is a KNWU trainer cat 4 and is a teacher-trainer for the NTFU.
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