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.
As the bicycle celebrated its 200th birthday yesterday, I had yet another run in with (motorised) police in Brussels and their disregard for cyclists. Riding (slowly) through the predestrianised city centre, where cycling advocacy groups have just graffitied the asphalt with Bike Brussels stencils to encourage even more cyclists to the area, I rode up on a police car.
Barry Sandland/TIMB – Single speed with some small, beautiful, additions.
“I made this one myself. Found the frame and then built it up from that. The frame comes from, maybe, the late eighties or nineties. With the panniers, it is not as fast, but it is fast. I use it to ride in the city and commute, but I have others. But this one is a Continue reading →
Barry Sandland/TMB – Seen at the anti-Trump rally in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. One of the more prescient signs of the day.
Seen at the anti-Trump rally in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. One of the more prescient signs of the day. America had already had Muslim bans, health care cuts, attacks to Obama Care, Planned Parenthood cuts and an ominous Continue reading →