The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) launched their European Union Cycling Strategy document yesterday at the ‘Big Bike Event’. A bevy of cycling fanatics met at the offices of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU, with the Continue reading →
BXL Tour was on Sunday and over 3,000 cyclists rocked up for the first Brussels 50km bike race. This was no pro peloton event – although the number of carbon fibre bikes and prevalence of spandex, might have left a different impression on many.
World Naked Bike Ride in Brussels was June 21, and had over 200 people riding. The ride is a humorous effort to raise awareness of cyclists – but was emphasised this year with the serious accident involving a cyclists at an intersection, Rond Louise, the day before, and just a few hundred meters away. Continue reading →
A nice play on words, given the (rest in) pieces that adorn the walls. I found this suddenly, and then started seeing more and more as the bikes zigzagged the city. There are more images on the Ride In Peace, Paris Facebook page. The project began in November 2013 and now numbers some 60 unique wall mounts across the various arrondissements, celebrating the presence of bikes in the city as well as a warning to the hazards faced. It is well worth the city exploration by finding a few addresses and going off in search.
Each one shares the common characteristic of the broken frame and wheel, as both amputated and involved in a serious collision. As much as it catches your eye, it reminds you of how violent life on a bicycle can be.