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 were. Luckily it is customary in the Netherlands to treat … Continue reading How well can you cycle in winter conditions?
Snow is becoming increasingly rare in this country, because of the climate change obviously. I did show you quite a bit of snow a little over one year ago, but the last time we had snow before that had been … Continue reading A winter ride
We had almost grown unaccustomed to it… snow! The last time there was substantial snow in the south of the Netherlands was in February 2013, almost 2 years ago. But on ‘the 3rd day of Christmas’ 2014, there was quite … Continue reading How to make cycling possible in the snow
When I mentioned the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch had forgotten to clear one new cycle route of snow in my post two weeks ago, the city quickly responded and the route was gritted right away. For the future the route is now included in the ‘to be cleared main cycle routes’. That was possible because the ‘city’ is of course a number of people working hard. One person read my post and contacted another person who is in charge of planning the actual gritting. A few days later I was contacted, and asked if I’d like to have a look at … Continue reading Clearing the streets of snow and ice
This main cycle route from the north of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) to the centre in the south is completely cleared of snow and ice during winter. This makes cycling safe and convenient even in winter conditions. … Continue reading Bicycle route in the snow, ’s-Hertogenbosch