Cycling in winter, is that even possible? Yes, is what I keep saying, but we hardly have real winter conditions in the Netherlands anymore to prove my point. That is why I took the opportunity to attend a Winter Cycling … Continue reading Winter Cycling in Finland
On the morning of April 7th, 2021, the Netherlands woke up to snow! Snow in April is not completely unusual, but it was a bit unexpected; especially after the temperatures reached 26 degrees (79F) exactly one week earlier. I didn’t … Continue reading Snow in April
Just a few weeks ago the Netherlands was covered in snow. It is almost hard to remember with all the sun and warmth we had since then, but I have the images to prove it! I’d like to look at … Continue reading Riding in the snow in ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught
During the week we had snow, early February, I was briefly in Utrecht and I managed to cycle and film two routes. One from the east to the railway station and one from the west to the railway station. Both … Continue reading Riding in the snow in Utrecht
The snow is quickly melting away again after eight days of exceptional winter weather for the Netherlands. There hadn’t been this much snow and ice for over a decade. It snowed for almost 48 hours first and then the canals … Continue reading Cycling in winter weather
A “code red” weather warning was issued Sunday 7 February 2021 because the snow storm “Darcy” hit the Netherlands that day. A code red means “stay indoors as much as possible, do not go out onto the roads unless you … Continue reading Snow ride from Vught to ʼs-Hertogenbosch
A light dusting of snow ended a very long period without snow in the Netherlands on Saturday 16 January last. It hadn’t snowed in De Bilt (which is the location of the Dutch weather bureau) since 1 February 2019. Over … Continue reading A ride in the snow
Snow on the morning of the 26th of February last! Surprisingly, this was only the very first snow of the entire winter of 2019/2020 in the Netherlands. For that reason I simply had to get out in the morning and … Continue reading What was this winter like?
Billet en français The city of Joensuu was host to the international Winter Cycling Conference 2020. With temperatures as low as -13 degrees and weather conditions ranging from sunny clear blue skies to fresh snow the 170 delegates really got … Continue reading Winter Cycling Congress 2020 in Joensuu
Billet en français In the past two weeks I was in Finland, thinking: ‘When the snow doesn’t come to me, I will go to the snow instead!’ That wasn’t the main reason though. I needed to travel to Finland as … Continue reading Cycling in the Finnish snow
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?
While quite some of my followers are suffering from the heat in Australia, most of you are in the northern hemisphere, like we are in the Netherlands, where it is winter. Dutch winters were never very severe, but since global … Continue reading Cycling in the falling snow in Utrecht