©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Fancy dress optional for Sunday Without Cars
“I am from Thailand, dressed as a Scot and living in Belgium. But it is the Sunday Without Cars ride and I thought it would be nice to dress up.”
Notes: Check the face mask. Pure cyberpunkJust one short week ago and it seems like a distant memory. Work does that. But the day was a huge success., Now the government has to figure out how to get more. One Sunday a month the entire year. Or every Sunday from May to November. But the success of the event, each and every year, is showing the direction. More bikes. Period.
It is unusual to get a chance to view of a real history of bikes. Museums have them. So it was an extra treat to see a dozen bikes on Continue reading
©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
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A bike fair in Brussels will host a range of cycling events.
Mobility Week is almost here in Brussels and there is a flood of activity to make it worthwhile to be on a bike.
©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.”
©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.