Podkrimski pustni karneval 2020, 22 February. Ig, Slovenia. Continue reading Podkrimski pustni karneval 2020
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
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
Only two days after the start of Cycling Festival Europe in Ljubljana, initiated by the Dutch embassy, already good improvements can be seen in Slovenia’s cycling infrastructure. This (unofficial)road sign was spotted Saturday 16 April in Vnanje Gorice near Ljubljana. Continue reading Amsterdam; only a bikeride away…
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?
From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 August Ljubljana hosted the World Cycling Championships for amateurs. Some personal conclusions from the championships: Amateurs take their cycling much more serious than professionals. You are never too old to: – Ride the newest and most expensive bikes – Suffer – Fall – Fight – Win – Ride fast – Be fanatic The level of racing was sometimes close … Continue reading In Black-and-White: Conclusions of the Amateur World Championships
Last Friday I had a memorable ride with the Turkish-Dutch actress Funda Müjde in and around Ljubljana. We are both raised in Zaandam, the Netherlands, and we both share a passion; riding a bike. Below more on Funda and her adventure where I was very briefly part of. Continue reading Hand biking to Istanbul