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Posted on 28 August 2022
Just a quick thank you. With your maps and a 10 euro bike hire I had a fabulously memorable day in Utrecht and surrounds. This is a great service that you provide! And the Dutch biking facilities/infrastructure are amazing. Hope I can come back soon!

Dave Fuggle

Posted on 28 September 2021
Just want to say a preemptive "Thank you"/"Bedankt". Thinking about a 4 or 5 day circular tour from IJmuiden in June 2022, and your site looks like it will be a great help in route planning and understanding options.

Best regards

Hilary Staples

Enjoy your trip next summer!

Don Starns

Posted on 08 May 2021
I’ve “visited” Holland in VR (virtual reality) and don’t see many cyclists in my age group (70+). Are there things I should know before planning to get around on a bike while actually physically present?

Hilary Staples

In Holland many elderly people go out on their bikes every day. There are no special rules or tips for this age group. There is one general rule that applies to everyone: the more experienced you are on your bike and cycling in traffic, the easier you'll find it to enjoy Holland by bike. All traffic is used to cyclists on the road, from young to old!

Pauline Porteus

Posted on 23 February 2021

We are thinking of planning a three or four day cycling trip in September. Our first day would take us from IJmuiden to Texel. Please can you tell me whether the LF route that we would need to take is entirely segregated from cars.

Thank you.

Hilary Staples

The LF routes are cycle-friendly, but never entirely segregated from cars. For example, the routes pass through towns and villages and here you will usually have to share the road with other traffic. 

The LF Coastal Route from IJmuiden to Den Helder mostly takes you through the dunes and along the coast with not a car in sight. In places where the dunes are narrow you follow a through road, but there is a separate cycle path. In IJmuiden, Den Helder and the villages along the route, the route won't be entirely segregated from cars, but it shouldn't be unsafe, even for inexperienced cyclists.

Should you be cycling with children and are you concerned about their safety, you might consider renting a family tandem or trailer bike. See: Cycling with Children.


Posted on 03 January 2021
With the increase of e bikes on already busy cycle paths, and considering the increased speed at which they travel and thus higher impact crashes shouldn’t the debate be reopened whether helmets should become compulsory to wear? I cycle every morning with my kids to take them to school. The number of near misses is increasing...

Hilary Staples

You're absolutely right. The cycle paths are getting a lot busier and the speed is increasing. Luckily helmets are already compulsory for speed pedelecs and more and more children and cyclists on fast bikes (e-bike, mountain bike etc.) are wearing a helmet. That's a start.

But is making helmets compulsory really the solution? Wouldn't it be better to give cyclists more space and maybe even make separate lanes for fast and slow cyclists so there are no near misses? Shouldn't we try to make cycling so safe that helmets are not really necessary?

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