Critical climate mass brings a sustainable protest to Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Hundreds of cyclists riding through Brussels to protest climate change

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Sustainable energy meets sustainable protest in Brussels as hundreds of cyclists called for action to limit the damages of climate change.

Brussels cyclists banded together Nov 18 to protest rising climate temperatures – in a two-wheeled protest that amplified the role cycling can have in a city’s responsible future.

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The tortoise bike that is the secret hare

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Va et Vient café owner w his cargo bike in front of his café.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Even the basic commuter bike is going to beat gas guzzlers.

“I am riding an average speed of 18km per hour now from home to here, and I have only had the bike for one week. I am always faster than when I took the car and just five minutes slower than the moped – and I do not have to pay for gas! I can feel myself getting Continue reading

Dress the way you want to be off the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Woman in office dress and red scarf riding through the park on her way to work

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – For another view on cycling and clothing fashion…

“I ride my bike to work all the time and I always dress the same way I would when I get to work. You should not have to change your clothes and dress differently to ride a bike. You should wear the clothes you should feel comfortable in. You should dress so you feel comfortable when Continue reading