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Nijmegen celebrations!

Celebrations in Nijmegen last Thursday when it was announced the city had won the title of Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016. Taking over from Zwolle, elected in 2014, … Continue reading

24 May 2016 · 3 Comments

And the winner is…

Nijmegen has been elected Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016! This was announced today by the Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) in the Netherlands. Although I made it no secret that … Continue reading

19 May 2016 · 7 Comments

A ride from Market to Market (3)

A high-speed cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Zaltbommel had been considered feasible for a very long time, but it was never built. Two of the three municipalities the route runs … Continue reading

17 May 2016 · 6 Comments

Chasing tulips in South-Holland

Green pastures, windmills and cows, that’s what the countryside of the Netherlands is like, especially in the two provinces called Holland. For a couple of weeks in the spring things … Continue reading

10 May 2016 · 8 Comments

A ride from Market to Market (2)

The almost 16 kilometre ride from the fortified town of Heusden to ʼs-Hertogenbosch takes you through a typical Dutch river landscape. You can cycle mostly away from traffic on endless … Continue reading

3 May 2016 · 24 Comments

International Cargo Bike Festival 2016

A weekend chock-full of cargo bike themed activities in Nijmegen, where the annual International Cargo Bike Festival was held on 16 and 17 April last. The 3rd international Cargo Bike … Continue reading

26 April 2016 · 9 Comments

Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Utrecht is a rapidly growing city that is convinced the bicycle can and should play a major role in keeping the city liveable, accessible and economically strong. Reason to give … Continue reading

19 April 2016 · 20 Comments

A ride from Market to Market (1)

A fast cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Veghel was opened in November 2015. The route runs parallel to the canal between the two cities on what was a private maintenance … Continue reading

12 April 2016 · 16 Comments

Nijmegen, Cycling City of the Netherlands?

The results of 15 years of forward cycling policies are clearly showing in the streets of Nijmegen. A network of high quality fast cycle routes has been built, connecting major … Continue reading

5 April 2016 · 6 Comments

Springtime!

It’s finally spring! And it may be good to spend some moments looking at people riding around all the lovely spring flowers. These weeks I’m publishing many city portraits and … Continue reading

29 March 2016 · 8 Comments

Maastricht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Maastricht never really had a name as a good cycling city. Things have changed though, the city feels it has caught up with other Dutch cities. Cycling has improved with … Continue reading

22 March 2016 · 9 Comments

Dutch style puncture repair

Dutch bicycles require almost no maintenance. So the Dutch generally perform almost no maintenance on their bicycles themselves. But there is one thing that almost every Dutch child learns to … Continue reading

15 March 2016 · 46 Comments

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