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MARKENMEER – a 170km cycling loop from Amsterdam

The road north out of Amsterdam

I set myself another cycling project this week – to ride around the Zuider Zee. 170km is further than I want to ride in a day, and a force 4 gale coming up from the south-west makes riding by the water tough at times.

Fortunately there are stations nicely spaced along the route, and trains with compartments for bikes shuttle back to Amsterdam a couple of times an hour. I can take it one day at a time. Continue reading


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CYCLING DUTCH STYLE – the Aussies check it out

Paul van Bellen (right) and his team road-test butterfly bars, Gazelle bikes, a cycleway and a genuine Dutch headwind.

This is a great project. Paul van Bellen is leading a group of 30 ‘thinking cyclists’ from Australia on a 500km ride through the Netherlands, on the way studying the infrastructure and culture of ‘the world’s #1 cycling country’. Continue reading


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