Extra facilities for cyclists during start of Tour de France

Published on 15 June 2015 by Hilary Staples

An estimated 80,000 Tour de France spectators are expected to arrive in Utrecht by bike. Utrecht is a bike-friendly city, but also known for its bike traffic jams and shortage of bike parking facilities. How is it going to accommodate these extra cyclists?


Is Holland still bike friendly?

Published on 27 May 2015 by Hilary Staples

Holland has lost its top position on the ECF Cycling Barometer. What does the barometer look at? Does this mean Holland is becoming less bike friendly?


Elderly cyclists, beware!

Published on 13 May 2015 by Hilary Staples

Holland claims to be the safest country in the world to ride a bike, but for one group of cyclists the statistics are not so good: the elderly. Why is this group more at risk? Should we discourage the elderly from cycling?


A celebration of cargo bikes

Published on 20 April 2015 by Hilary Staples

On Sunday 19 April, visited the International Cargo Bike Festival 2015 in Nijmegen. Here's a photo impression.


Tour de France activities in Utrecht

Published on 8 April 2015 by Hilary Staples

Utrecht has started the countdown to the Tour de France. For the coming 3 months visitors are treated to a varied programme of Tour-related activities. Here's a taste of what's on offer.


International Cargo Bike Festival 2015

Published on 24 March 2015 by Hilary Staples

The International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen will take place in the weekend of 18 and 19 April 2015. The festival is the biggest platform for cargo bikes and cycle logistics in the world.


Utrecht tackles bike traffic jams

Published on 4 March 2015 by Hilary Staples

In the battle against bike traffic jams Utrecht has opened a hotline where cyclists can report stoplights that cause traffic build-ups.


Duo bike - cycling with a difference

Published on 10 February 2015 by Hilary Staples

On our cycle tours through Holland collecting material for the website, we get to meet many interesting people. The story of one couple on a duo bike is so inspirational that I'd like to share it with you.