Just one day of the year, accept a little applause for being a cyclist

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist rides through the applause corridor where cycling organisations celebrate the daily rider.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Enjoying the applause corridor in Brussels

A springtime ritual – Applause For Cyclists. Around Brussels, at key travel spots for cyclists, cycling organisations set up applause corridors so the everyday Continue reading

Track riding can be the unique activity for your kids

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Herne Hill cyclist at the entrance to the track

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The hidden gem of Herne Hill velodrome

“This is my fourth time. I started just over month ago. I am a commuting cyclist. I used to do road racing and ride BMX. My two kids are the reason I am here. I wanted to find an activity for them. To encourage them to cycle and different sports.”

How to avoid the Brussels traffic pinnacle

€Barry Sandland/TIMB - Two Brussels cyclists pondering there route

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – just another day to make it easier.

I am not ‘always’ on a bike. I have a car but I do not use it a lot because it is difficult to drive a car. It is hard to find parking and Brussels is one of the traffic jam capitals. I released most of the time you can go quicker on the bike than with the car. I mean, Brussles is very small and the most you can do is maybe 10 kilometres? And this is OK with the bike. I did seven kilometres this morning and took my bike and it is far easier and quicker than with the car. The bicycle is freedom. You know how much time it takes to get from place to place. You are not trapped. That is why I do it.” Continue reading

If you want to climb hills better, then climb a lot of hills

@Barry Sandland/TIMB - To triathlete cyclists in Newfoundland

@Barry Sandland/TIMB – Early season miles start later in Newfoundland

“This hill here is a good four kilometres. But it is part of our regular training rides, so we know where the steep parts are and where we can rest. A few times we been to the top and then came back down and did it again. We live at the top of the hill so we have to go this way. No choice.” Continue reading

When time takes us from jogging to the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Making the move from runner to cyclist

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Making the move from runner to cyclist

“I started about five years ago. In the summer months, I get out three to four times a month. Today is a 30 km ride to Ottawa and back. I used to do a lot of jogging, but it was too hard on my knees. So now I ride a bike.”