Athlete of the Year Hilversym

6 april 2018

Gooie en Eemlander (newspaper) 6 april 2018:

Track cyclist Carolien van Herrikhuyzen (41) and archer Willem Beuken (53) were voted best Hilversum athletes last year. The ‘sports team 2017’ was no surprise: again for the third year in a row this title went to rugby club Hilversum.

The national champion has now become a ‘certainty’ at this annual election at the Raadhuis in Hilversum, like footballer Davy Klaassen that was a few years in a row, until he made the (until now) unsuccessful transfer from Ajax to Everton. Last year the prize went to Ruben Assmann (jiu jitsu) and now to Willem Beuken, member of the Handbowschutterij Hilversum. With the men’s team he conquered the European title in the recurve class.

Van Herrikhuyzen sold in 2017 a medal on the cycling track: three times gold at the World Championships, twice gold and a silver medal at the European Championships and at the Masters Games in New Zealand she even won four gold medals.

There were also prizes to wrestler Tyrone Sterkenburg (talent) and the jiu-jitsuduo Quintin Hagen / Sancho Senn from Basel (talent team). In both cases, that election was due to EK bronze. Golfer Bob-Jan Dietrich was named ‘Hilversums special athlete 2017’. He was part of the European Championships for golfers with a physical disability.


6 november 2017

Wow, all your support has been overwhelming!
After my breakdown about the expenes to enter the World Championships, I was advised to start a crowdfunding campaign.
The road to the World Championships isn’t always easy. Sport is something you CAN do and that’s a gift, a privilege. I’m grateful and glad I can. If you want and you can, you’ll get excited, loose and you’ll have positive tension. You’ll be intrinsically motivated and then you’re performing and surprising yourself. That’s when you’re mentally strong!

Sometimes it’s mentally difficult, sometimes physical. This year it was mostly financial difficult. Partly because the World Championships were so far away.

That’s why I’m more than grateful to you. Thanks to your support I got the chance to take three jerseys and a bronze medal home. In total you donated € 1,082, – for which 1082 times thanks!

Start of a new season

30 oktober 2017

Slowly but surely, we come from our summer sleep …
September 3, we start again with the track season!
starting Sunday, September 3rd every sunday 19.30 and every Wednesday at 20.30. Basic training.
In the first weekend of September we will also start with Introduction Training and Certificate Training.

Go to to see the dates and subscribe yourself!

The womens only training will return. The first block starts October 21, 18:30 (+ 28 Oct, 4 Nov & 11 Nov)
New this year is the Step-up training for beginner track cyclists. These are blocks from 3-4 on one of the following trainings to get excited, start riding a lot on the track and gaining experience, and then flowing to the Certificate Tutorials.

Lots of Rainbow Jerseys!

22 oktober 2017

After months of preparation the World Championships were finally there! They were held from October 8th until October 15th in Los Angeles.
The goal was to defend last years jerseys. That goal was completed!

Carolien came home with with no less than three rainbow jerseys, including three gold medals. Besides that, she had one bronze medal.

She earned the jerseys on the following events:
– The scratch race
– The Individual Time Trial
– The Sprint

She won bronze with Erin Criglington at the Team Sprint event.

Website under construction

26 augustus 2017

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Due to the updates, some parts of the website may be temporarily unavailable.
Sorry for the inconvenience!