A cycling day in Helsinki

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I made my first visit to Finland last week, spending a day in Helsinki and a day traveling cross country to see Herrmans, an innovative cycling company. I have no doubt this was just a taster because there are a … Continue reading

Going to Belgium to watch the Tour of Italy – in the Netherlands

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That’s how my father tried to explain this week’s holiday in Belgium to his non-cycling friends. It was then followed by a more detailed explanation of how the so called “Grand Tours” of cycle racing often take excursions outside their … Continue reading

Where might Mayor Ko of Taipei City sit in a league table for “cycling mayors”?

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At a Velo-city Taipei conference full of colourful characters there is little doubt that one of them almost stole the show, mostly by not being there. Elections for city mayors can occasionally throw up some characters who can be described … Continue reading

Velo-city Taipei cycle parade – the gallery (And the wedding!)

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A week of intensive discussion about the global future of cycling is coming to an end. Visionaries, technicians, academics, business leaders – they were all here. But of course what everybody loves is a good photo moment and the annual … Continue reading

Taipei’s cycling fairy story – through the wardrobe to Narnia, or down Alice’s rabbit hole?

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My fifth time here in Taipei and the start of a great 10 days, Velo-city Global and Taipei Cycle Show back to back. It was a gleam of an idea four years ago, now it is a reality. But before … Continue reading

From thought provoking to bonkers: Part 3. Arnhem’s giant pink party aardvark. Yes, seriously.

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My short series of sculpture posts has done thoughtful treehouses in Bruges, love and affection in Oslo. So now we come to the grand finale. A giant pink party aardvark has apparently passed out on the sidewalk in the Dutch … Continue reading

Another Velo-city first? Man flirting with differential axle. Well you had to be there.

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I was just checking through my photographs for a few final shots when I came across a short sequence which caught me by surprise.

Officially this was a session where author Carlton Reid was expanding on his recent book and suggesting that without bicycles the car industry as we know it today would not exist.

To help illustrate the point he brought a prop, which he shared with moderator Connie Czymoch. All perfectly fine, but the body language in the photos just took it down a whole different line.

Edited by Kevin Mayne

At some point the video will be streamed. Then you can check whether the words are exactly as I remember them.