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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Tandem Café says goodbye

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Friends gather at Tandem Cafe for the end of their pop-up venture

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Tandem and their farewell party at Jean-Felix Hap Park

It is all over for Tandem… until a  new location is found. The five week long pop-up bicycle café had its closure last night, with a steady gathering of friends and clients. At any time over the past four hours, there were over 100 people there. A steady trickle of riders Continue reading

Tandem creates a brilliant pop-up bicycle café where bikes cannot be ridden

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Tandem bicycle cafe in a park filled w monster trees

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Green spaces and trees create an ideal bicycle café.

I would never have opened a bicycle cafe at the Jean-Felix Hap Park location in Etterbeek. It is off the beaten track, not a cycling thoroughfare, tucked away in a park that is so little known, locals are scarcely aware there is a green space behind the walls. The entry has a poorly displayed – but still there – sign that says riding a bikes is not Continue reading