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Netherlands 17: Around Utrecht Centraal

While heading to Utrecht Centraal for a day trip to Amersfoort, we had time to have a quick look around the station. Locating the cycle parking gave use the opportunity to try out the new Moreelsebrug pedestrian/cycle bridge over the back of the station. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Around Utrecht Centraal”

Netherlands 17: The route to De Haar Castle

On our final full day in Utrecht, we decided on a trip to De Haar Castle, taking quite a roundabout route via Gunterstein castle. From our base for the week on Amsterdamsestraatweg, we headed out of Utrecht towards Gunterstein Castle along the cycleway. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: The route to De Haar Castle”

Netherlands 17: Cycle parking in Utrecht

In recent years, much has been said about the cycle parking in Utrecht. Particularly the guidance system and the new indoor parking at Utrecht Centraal. So I was looking forward to trying out the parking facilities while we were staying in the city. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Cycle parking in Utrecht”

Trafford Cycle Forum – May 2017

The agenda for the next Trafford Cycle Forum has been distributed, details below. Continue reading “Trafford Cycle Forum – May 2017”

Manchester Big Ride – April 2017

 

There was a great turnout for the Manchester Big Ride, calling for clean air, healthy streets and more cycleways from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the mayoral candidates and our local authorities. Continue reading “Manchester Big Ride – April 2017”

Manchester Critical Mass – April 2017

 

April’s Critical Mass was the first of the year to be completed in daylight. There was a reasonable crowd, given the bank holiday weekend and slightly overcast weather. But it stayed dry and we had soundsystems, so all was well. If anything, I would have been more than happy to do a few more laps. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – April 2017”

RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings

As of 18 April 2017, work has commenced on phase 1 of Trafford Council’s Stretford public realm scheme. The scheme will see the closure of three of the four subways and will add an additional right turn lane onto Edge Lane for motor traffic. Further details in this post from July 2016. Continue reading “RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings”

Duinrell, a family and cycling friendly holiday park in The Netherlands

We’ve been going to Duinrell now for quite a few years, since our first visit back in 2012. We have been to The Netherlands on a number of occasions previously, mostly in and around Amsterdam. We came across Duinrell while looking for places to go, we’d previously had a day trip to The Hague and it looked like a nice place to spend a bit more time, so we decided to give it a go.

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Manchester Critical Mass – March 2017

Lighter evenings, warmer temperatures, good turnout and (other) Dom’s 40th. What’s not to like about March’s Critical Mass? Not much time this month though, so I’ll keep it brief.

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