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New US ambassador is keen cyclist

Published on 14 March 2014 by Hilary Staples

The new US ambassador to Holland introduces himself to the Dutch people. He and his wife love cycling and are looking forward to exploring Holland by bike.

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High speed on cycle paths, part 3

Published on 2 March 2014 by Hilary Staples

Is the high-speed pedelec a threat or opportunity? The Dutch Cyclists' Union put this question to cyclists in January. In part 3 of our series High speed on cycle paths we look at the heated debate this triggered.

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High speed on cycle paths, part 2

Published on 6 February 2014 by Hilary Staples

When is an e-bike a bike and when does it become a moped? In part 2 of our series High speed on Dutch cycle paths we look at the legal status of the e-bike

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High speed on cycle paths, part 1

Published on 22 January 2014 by Hilary Staples

In recent years Holland has seen a growing number of cycling accidents, mostly involving only one cyclist. This increase is greatest among elderly cyclists. The e-bike, which allows elderly cyclists to ride more and faster too, is thought to be to blame.

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The bike light vending machine

Published on 12 December 2013 by Hilary Staples

It’s dark, your bike lights are broken, you're far from home. Do you risk riding home without lights? Not if it’s up to the Dutch Cyclists’ Union. Their solution is simple: a bike light vending machine.

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Cycling through a Van Gogh painting

Published on 2 December 2013 by Hilary Staples

Holland is to get the world’s first glow-in-the-dark cycle path in 2014. The design was inspired by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

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Bicycle helmet - compulsory or not?

Published on 19 November 2013 by Hilary Staples

Bicycle helmets are not compulsory in Holland. Don’t the Dutch care about the safety of their cyclists, or are there better ways of protecting cyclists?

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Tour de France 2015 to start in Utrecht

Published on 8 November 2013 by Hilary Staples

The Tour de France 2015 is to start in the Dutch town of Utrecht, the organisers of the world’s biggest cycling race announced on Friday.

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