National Day holiday in Belgium – glorious summer morning bike ride

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National Day public holiday in Belgium. Most of the country is enjoying a late morning in expectation of music and fireworks tonight. Which means the roads are almost deserted, a glorious opportunity to ride almost car-free through summer fields with … Continue reading

Balloons, bikes and boulevards – touring Brussels with the Big Bike Event

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At the end of last month a special cycling event was held in Brussels by the combined EU delegations of the Benelux – Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Called “The BIG Bike Event” It was to show support for the idea … Continue reading

Spirits rising – the familiar made special

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I am going to write about a short but wonderful bike ride, a ride that left me buoyed up by the beauty to be found in a familiar landscape. But make me a promise. Before you read this in full … Continue reading

Message to myself – “do not despair”

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Close followers of this blog will perhaps have noted that my “first day” blog post from Taipei Cycle Show was nearly 12 days ago and there has been nothing since. Yes, there were some memorable experiences on the following days … Continue reading