Tour de France on the doorstep

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Are the French coming? A watchful crowd looks south across the rolling fields of Wallonia, just before the road to Brussels enters Waterloo. An invasion is expected soon. It is 18th June 1815 and the French army is about to … Continue reading

Witnessing an electric cycling revolution – live!

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On our way back from an Easter break in Germany we stopped to visit the blossom fields of Limburg, the beautiful spring show in the apple and pear orchards of Flanders. And there we saw not only a beautiful scene, … Continue reading

A bicycling magic carpet ride – with added lumps and bumps.

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For me a bike ride is almost always a transport of delight. But when I am privileged to ride for kilometre after kilometre on deserted, almost car free roads then a bike ride becomes a magic carpet ride. A special … 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

A taste of the future? Testing Lime’s shared scooters on the the car-free river banks of Paris

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A short trip to Paris enabled my son and I to do our own test of two new features of life in Paris – the linear car free routes along the Seine that have been created by the simple act … Continue reading

Great rides: Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular 2016 Olympic Cycle Road Race course

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This blog post is about the unexpected discovery of a stunning bike ride that will live long in my memory. When I planned my trip to Rio de Janeiro for the Velo-city 2018 cycling conference my expectations were based on … Continue reading