My Dutch Bike – The Test of Time

It’s now been about two months since the Batavus Old Dutch entered my life. It has therefore been through pretty much everything a British winter can chuck at it as well as the salty sea air of the south coast. It would be fair to say that my cycling life has been transformed as thisContinue reading “My Dutch Bike – The Test of Time”

Riding a First World Bike through the Third World [of Cycling]

As you are probably aware, I recently decided to put my money where my mouth is and purchased a Dutch bike (Batavus Old Dutch) for my daily commute between Worthing & Brighton. Here are some initial thoughts from my notepad into riding a utility bike for utility purposes; One of the first things a BritonContinue reading “Riding a First World Bike through the Third World [of Cycling]”

The Last Bike I Shall Ever Own. Probably.

Here is a sign. A beautiful sign. But I wonder what treats lie inside? Yes, it’s Amsterdammers located under Brighton railway station! The magnetic pull of their range of second hand and new Dutch bikes proved irresistable. The shop is run by the very knowledgeable (and tall) Stefan Petursson who shares my bemusement at theContinue reading “The Last Bike I Shall Ever Own. Probably.”

Update

Firstly, yet again a very big thank you for all the messages, debate and this wonderful blog post from Mark at IBikeLondon. This is where we’re at so far as you deserve to be kept up to date; Website & Forum: Under construction and the domain will be http://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk . This is obviously taking timeContinue reading “Update”