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Bike parking - one size fits all?

Bike parking is a hot issue in Holland. Not only is there a huge shortage of bike parking places, but the type of bikes that need to be accommodated is becoming more diverse. Do traditional one-size-fits-all bike parking facilities meet the current needs?

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National Bike Counting Week

Which route do cyclists take to get from A to B? How long does it take them? And at what time are they travelling? We're about to find out during the very first National Bike Counting Week.

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E-bike popular with school children

The e-bike used to be aimed at elderly cyclists and was considered 'uncool' by teenagers. Now the e-bike is growing in popularity with school children. The bike industry is happy, but is it all good news?

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OV-bike scheme faces shortage of bikes

The OV-bike scheme has become so popular that some stations completely run out of bikes. New bikes are badly needed.

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Giro d’Italia 2016 to start in Holland

The Giro d’Italia 2016 is to start in the Dutch province of Gelderland. A great opportunity to get on your bike and explore the popular cycling area around Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Nijmegen yourself.

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Official Grand Départ Utrecht cycling event for amateurs

Photo impression of the official Grand Départ Utrecht cycling event for amateur cyclists on 28 June 2015.

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Is Holland still bike friendly?

Holland has lost its top position on the ECF Cycling Barometer. What does the barometer look at? Does this mean Holland is becoming less bike friendly?

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Extra facilities for cyclists during start of Tour de France

An estimated 80,000 Tour de France spectators are expected to arrive in Utrecht by bike. Utrecht is a bike-friendly city, but also known for its bike traffic jams and shortage of bike parking facilities. How is it going to accommodate these extra cyclists?

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Elderly cyclists, beware!

Holland claims to be the safest country in the world to ride a bike, but for one group of cyclists the statistics are not so good: the elderly. Why is this group more at risk? Should we discourage the elderly from cycling?

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A celebration of cargo bikes

On Sunday 19 April, Holland-Cycling.com visited the International Cargo Bike Festival 2015 in Nijmegen. Here's a photo impression.

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Tour de France activities in Utrecht

Utrecht has started the countdown to the Tour de France. For the coming 3 months visitors are treated to a varied programme of Tour-related activities. Here's a taste of what's on offer.

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International Cargo Bike Festival 2015

The International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen will take place in the weekend of 18 and 19 April 2015. The festival is the biggest platform for cargo bikes and cycle logistics in the world.

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Utrecht tackles bike traffic jams

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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