All about cycling in the Netherlands
Now that was quite a week of cycling related business I just experienced! I am glad this is a week without a normal post, because I would not have had time at all to make an elaborate post with a video. The week started on Whit Sunday, with a presentation for an Australian delegation in Utrecht. This was a small group of influencers, brought here by the Australian Cycling Promotion Fund. It was their introduction to Dutch cycling and they had a very busy schedule ahead of them. Their one week tour was filled with visits and presentations in Utrecht, The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Houten and Brussels.
On Tuesday, I informed my fellow members of the Dutch Cycling Embassy about my recent tour of Australia in a short presentation at the DCE’s office in Delft. On that trip it was me who had a full week of presentations and visits. But it makes sense to do a lot when you travel halfway across the world to see about, or to tell about Dutch cycling.
On Thursday, I saw the Australian group again. I joined them for a presentation at the headquarters of the Dutch Cyclists’ Union and after that I gave them a tour of Utrecht. I expected it to be quite challenging in the evening rush hour, but they had cycled so much by then, that all went really well. The group blended in nicely.
On Saturday, I was invited to speak at the social event of the European Cyclists’ Federation which was held in Nijmegen ahead of this year’s Velo-City conference in Arnhem-Nijmegen.
On Sunday, I met Mark Treasure, the chair of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, in my hometown. He was on his way from London to Nijmegen by bicycle (!) and he made a stop in ’s-Hertogenbosch.
The Velo-City conference starts today, Tuesday 13 June, so many people will have another full week of cycling related activities ahead of them, including me again. You can be sure that I will write about some of the events in upcoming posts. For those of you attending, I hope you all enjoy yourselves!