Category Archives: Cycling

A former bicycle shop

I went back after breakfast to photograph the frieze and tympanum of a former bicycle shop (1903, Z Hoek and J T Wouters). The front is all glass and minimal wrought iron until you get to the top: Bike-building babies! … Continue reading

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Into the hills

The Brompton and I caught the bus as high as it goes and then continued under our own steam. After the last few days of showers, crocuses as well as cyclamen decorate the roadsides. I took the road to the … Continue reading

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Zürich

Needle-sharp spires, tram wires and autumnal leaves in the sunshine sum up today’s short cycle ride beside the river and lake. Snow-sprinkled mountains in the distance added to the picture. The ride was the unexpected bonus of travelling to Zürich … Continue reading

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Schoonhoven to the Hook

Emboldened by my map-reading success so far, I worked out a route for today that involved ferries and cycling through Rotterdam. Astonishingly, everything went smoothly. I caught the ferry from Schoonhoven over the Lek; the second ferry from Kinderdijk to … Continue reading

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Otterlo to Schoonhoven

It was still raining this morning. I set off with the preference to cycle all day but prepared to catch a train and do something else if the rain continued. The decision would be made when my socks were sodden … Continue reading

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Kröller-Müller

It has been raining all day, so the Kröller-Müller Museum was the perfect destination. (I would have spent even a sunny day there, though.) I arrived shortly after it opened and had the gallery to myself for half an hour, … Continue reading

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Zeist to Otterlo

I was greedy with the kilometres yesterday: I gobbled them all up and left hardly any for today. After lunch in Ede (a town so undistinguished that it doesn’t even sell postcards of itself), I found myself at my destination … Continue reading

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