There are no statistics backing it up, but cycling is undoubtedly the fastest growing sports activity in Slovenia. Every spring there appear more Slovenians on the road riding a bike. This fact is supported by increasing bike sales and the arrival of new bike shops in the last five years. In Slovenia more bikes are sold per capita than in any other European country. Because people … Continue reading How more Slovenians get hooked on the bike
Bike sharing for sightseeing The start of Cycling Festival Europe was also the start of four new thematic cycling routes through Ljubljana and the campaign Cycle2Heritage, both initiatives to let people discover the city by bike. No better way to discover a city than by bike, especially Ljubljana. It takes just one hour to visit most major sights of the Slovenian capital. And you can get … Continue reading Ljubljana in one hour by shared Bicikelj bike
scroll down for my tips for safe cycling How safe is Slovenia as a cycling country? It is an impossible question to answer. Is the increase of accidents with cyclists a safety issue or is it just due to the fact that every year more Slovenians start to ride a bike? The number of deadly accidents is so low (not surprising for a country with only two … Continue reading Safety is a feeling – Tips for safe cycling
In the municipality of Radovljica you can see how Dutch cycling infrastructure can be an example and inspiration for Slovenia. The Dutch cycle junction network is a best practice applied in the Slovenian mountains. In a junction network you don’f follow the place names on the road signs but you follow numbers as each signpost on the junctions is numbered. So in stead of memorizing … Continue reading Dutch bicycle network applied in Radovljica
There are currently 227 teams with Slovenian employees riding a bike to work for the Bring Happiness to Work Pripelji sreco v sluzbo bike campaign. This campaign is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Slovenia and is part of Cycling Festival Europe. Although the cycling infrastructure in Ljubljana is far from ideal, the bike is in many cases the best means of transport to work. … Continue reading The proof; bike beats car
The big difference between Dutch and Slovenian cycling infrastructure is not that there is much more cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands. The difference is a fundamental one, Dutch cycling infrastructure is made for cyclists, Slovenian cycling infrastructure is made for motorists. While in the Netherlands bike paths are meant to give cyclists a faster and safer journey, in Slovenia the goal seems to be to get … Continue reading Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path
People who ride a bike to work are smart, happy and healthy. And that is all scientifically proven! Read on for all 8 compelling reasons to take the bike to work. Continue reading Biking to work makes you smart, happy and healthy
Better for the environment, better for the health, better for the city. The bike is the best means of transport for the city and the Cycling Festival Europe, initiated by the Netherlands, has eleven weeks to convince more Slovenians to step on the bike. Continue reading How to make more Slovenians bike?
There are many things I forget, but the first bike ride in shorts and shirt is always a moment to remember. Continue reading Does summer come early?
Whenever I see a castle on my way I want to ride my steel horse through its gates and conquer it. Continue reading The conquest of Turjak castle