Mobility Week climaxes with a Sunday Without Cars

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Entrance to Palais Justice and the celebration of 200 years of cycling

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Celebrating 200 years of cycling at Palais Justice on Day Without Cars

Another truly brilliant Day Without Cars in Brussels and I am exhausted from the day. I go from being one of a threatened minority to becoming the privileged and dominant – even if for just a matter of hours. My day is always a longer ride early Continue reading

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Always pimp your (folding) bike to your own style

Barry Sandland/TIMB - Ahooga mechanic holding up one of the bikes with one hand to demonstrate the light weight.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Flaunting the weight of the Ahooga foldable.

“There are always decisions to make when you look for a folding bike. I wanted something a little stiffer, like mountain bike and the X-type riding. It is a faster bike. If I had  my way, I would have the handlebars lower so you have a more aggressive, racing position. But I have already changed the crankset for something stiffer, harder to ride. I do not want an electric bike. I like to pedal the bike.”

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My Ahooga Christmas present

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist with her folding Ahooga bike on the Grand Place in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bright red has to be the ideal Christmas present colour

“I have always been on a bike. It is the fastest way to get around  in the city.  For my Christmas present, my husband bought me this folding electric bike. The battery is there and it is really light. Just 13kgs. We have a home with a long stairwell and this is easy to manage. For me, it is perfect.

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