Cycling infrastructure on an industrial scale – the Dutch never stop surprising me.

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I am on my way to a work event in the UK and then the World Road Cycling Championships in Yorkshire, which has given me the excuse for a short early Autumn cycle tour. A tour which started yesterday in … Continue reading

Semur-en-Auxois – holiday delights off the beaten track in France

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We were looking for a real recharge on this holiday and that means finding a location where we didn’t have to try too hard to do anything. Half a day travel from home, walking, cycling, sightseeing, great food and wine … Continue reading

Secrets of success in the city with possibly the highest cycling mode share in the world

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So here is a simple thesis. If the Netherlands has the highest cycling mode share in the world, then the Dutch city with the highest share must surely be the highest level of daily cycling in the world? That’s the … Continue reading

A trip to Paris with campaigners – but not a yellow jacket in sight

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I spent Friday and Saturday of last week at the centre of one of the news stories of the weekend – the invasion of Paris by “gilets jaunes”, the yellow jacket protestors against the French government. However, our group of … Continue reading

Hidden delights – Copenhagen Canal tour

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I am spending two weeks in Copenhagen, which is pretty much close to perfection if you believe that cycling is a symbol of quality of life. However today I had a perfect treat, possibly the only way I could experience … Continue reading