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What’s worse, Dutch winds or hills?

21 May, 2019 - 23:00
The debate is still ongoing about what is more annoying: Dutch head winds or hills. I’m not sure yet either, but I do know now what is worst: riding uphill … Continue reading →
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Open Dutch Penny-Farthing Championships

14 May, 2019 - 23:00
A record number of people on high-wheelers gathered last weekend in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. People from 10 different countries had travelled to this town to attend the first Open … Continue reading →
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A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo

7 May, 2019 - 23:00
What used to be the city’s river port is now a redeveloped area with a park, shops and apartments. A – what the newspapers called – spectacular bridge was built … Continue reading →
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Cycling to the hospital (Utrecht)

30 April, 2019 - 23:00
Another “real ride” in this week’s post; this time filmed in Utrecht, where I rode from my work place to the city’s largest hospital to visit a patient. This was … Continue reading →
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Cycling to the tulips in North-Holland

23 April, 2019 - 23:00
It’s tulip season in the Netherlands and what better way to enjoy that than by cycling past the splendid colours of the bulb flower fields. Taking in this wonderful sight … Continue reading →
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Considerable increase in road fatalities in The Netherlands

18 April, 2019 - 13:00
In 2018, 678 people lost their lives in traffic in The Netherlands. That is 10.6 % more than in 2017, the largest increase since 1989. This reported Statistics Netherlands (CBS) … Continue reading →
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From 4-lane road to linear art park

16 April, 2019 - 23:00
Utrecht has reconstructed yet another arterial road. The Croeselaan was a 4-lane road, leading to an area in the city that had been designed with only the private car in … Continue reading →
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Eindhoven’s circular fast cycle route

9 April, 2019 - 23:00
Eindhoven is creating a fast cycle route, a 32 kilometre long loop around and through the city, that is in its final stages of construction. The plans were first made … Continue reading →
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Riding Random Roundabouts

8 April, 2019 - 23:00
This is a little extra post for you. Last Friday was a lovely day so I just had to ride around a bit. I didn’t bring my camera as I … Continue reading →
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The Happy Cycle Family

2 April, 2019 - 23:00
The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) has created a Cycle Vision for 2040 with dreams, ideas and wishes for a cycle friendly society in 2040. Last February the active members discussed … Continue reading →
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Utrecht improved a cycle route to the university

26 March, 2019 - 23:00
Utrecht has improved the cycle route from Overvecht in the north of the city to the University campus Utrecht Science Park. This means that people could choose to arrive at … Continue reading →
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A new cycle bridge at the German border

19 March, 2019 - 23:00
School children opened the new cycle bridge near Schinveld in the province of Limburg, by cycling across it together with the provincial representative for mobility on 20 February last. The … Continue reading →
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The Scheldt tunnel in Antwerp

12 March, 2019 - 23:00
The Sint Annatunnel in Antwerp (Belgium) is an 86 year-old pedestrian and cycling tunnel under the Scheldt river, connecting the city centre to the west-bank, called left bank in Antwerp. … Continue reading →
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Come take a virtual ride with me!

5 March, 2019 - 23:00
On the occasion of my 10-year anniversary I decided to get something special: a 360 degree camera! When you watch my future rides, filmed with this camera, you will be … Continue reading →
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The 1979 Delft Cycle Plan

26 February, 2019 - 23:00
Delft was the third city in The Netherlands to experiment with modern cycling infrastructure, aided by the national government. After the experiments in Tilburg and The Hague in the 1970s, … Continue reading →
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Ride to the hospital

19 February, 2019 - 23:00
Another “real ride” in this week’s post. One from the main square in my hometown (very close to my home) to the city’s hospital. The city hospital of ʼs-Hertogenbosch used … Continue reading →
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Seeking Harmony

12 February, 2019 - 23:00
When you follow my blog and Twitter stream and saw my recent posts, you could get the impression that we have much snow in the Netherlands and that we constantly … Continue reading →
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How well can you cycle in winter conditions?

5 February, 2019 - 23:00
Two weeks ago the Netherlands was covered with a thin layer of snow. Enough snow to make cycling very uncomfortable if the roads and cycleways hadn’t been treated, but they … Continue reading →
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