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Utrecht tackles bike traffic jams

Published on 4 March 2015 by Hilary Staples

In the battle against bike traffic jams Utrecht has opened a hotline where cyclists can report stoplights that cause traffic build-ups.

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Duo bike - cycling with a difference

Published on 10 February 2015 by Hilary Staples

On our cycle tours through Holland collecting material for the website, we get to meet many interesting people. The story of one couple on a duo bike is so inspirational that I'd like to share it with you.

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Experience the Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

Published on 15 January 2015 by Hilary Staples

Are you coming to Utrecht for the start of the Tour de France 2015? Then allow some extra time to cycle the route yourself, or enjoy the many cycling possibilities that Utrecht and the region, have to offer. Here's all the information you need.

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Grit route planner for cyclists

Published on 29 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

In December the Dutch Cyclists' Union presented a new 'grit route planner' for cyclists. Here cyclists can see which streets have been cleared from snow and ice, so they can plan the safest route. Yesterday was our first chance to see whether it really saves you from falling off your bike.

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Bikes instead of fighter jets

Published on 15 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

What would it be like to cycle over a vast expanse of tarmac? This weekend we had the opportunity to find out at the former military airbase of Soesterberg, where the old runway has been turned into possibly the broadest cycle path ever.

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Cycling with headwind championships

Published on 11 December 2014 by Hilary Staples

Today 300 cyclists will battle it out with force 8 to 9 winds on one of Holland's most windy locations, the Oosterschelde Dam, in the second edition of the Dutch Cycling with Headwind Championships.

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Solar cycle paths - the way forward?

Published on 22 November 2014 by Hilary Staples

Last week the world's first solar cycle paths were opened in Holland. While the Dutch media are positive, outside Holland it has triggered a heated debate.

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Night trains to Holland scrapped

Published on 7 November 2014 by Hilary Staples

In November all City Night Line trains from Copenhagen - including those to Amsterdam - were scrapped. Soon more night trains will disappear. What's going on? And how will this affect cyclists travelling to Holland with their bike?

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