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Grit route planner for cyclists

Published on 29 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

In December the Dutch Cyclists' Union presented a new 'grit route planner' for cyclists. Here cyclists can see which streets have been cleared from snow and ice, so they can plan the safest route. Yesterday was our first chance to see whether it really saves you from falling off your bike.

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Bikes instead of fighter jets

Published on 15 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

What would it be like to cycle over a vast expanse of tarmac? This weekend we had the opportunity to find out at the former military airbase of Soesterberg, where the old runway has been turned into possibly the broadest cycle path ever.

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Cycling with headwind championships

Published on 11 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

Today 300 cyclists will battle it out with force 8 to 9 winds on one of Holland's most windy locations, the Oosterschelde Dam, in the second edition of the Dutch Cycling with Headwind Championships.

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Solar cycle paths - the way forward?

Published on 22 November 2014 by Hilary Staples

Last week the world's first solar cycle paths were opened in Holland. While the Dutch media are positive, outside Holland it has triggered a heated debate.

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Night trains to Holland scrapped

Published on 7 November 2014 by Hilary Staples

In November all City Night Line trains from Copenhagen - including those to Amsterdam - were scrapped. Soon more night trains will disappear. What's going on? And how will this affect cyclists travelling to Holland with their bike?

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Tips & info on cycling in Amsterdam

Published on 21 October 2014 by Hilary Staples

A visit to Amsterdam isn't complete without a bike tour through the city. On our new Amsterdam pages you'll find all the information you need.

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The end of the company bike?

Published on 2 October 2014 by Hilary Staples

The National Bike Scheme was introduced to encourage commuters out of their car and onto the bike. Despite its success, the Dutch government is stopping the scheme in 2015. Opponents say it's 'a stupid and short-sighted measure'.

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World's largest bike parking facility

Published on 15 September 2014 by Hilary Staples

To solve the bike parking problem in the city centre, Utrecht has started the building of the world's largest bike parking facility. It's to have the capacity for 12,500 bikes!

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