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Cycling for all ages

In the Netherlands almost everyone cycles. Around 85% of the people owns a bike. Women cycle a bit more often than men and young people between 12 and 18 years old go for a few more rides than the rest. But the differences are small. See below a graph I found on the website of the Fietsersbond, the Dutch Cyclists’ Union, about the amount of bike rides people make per day, per age group.

Aantal fietsritten per persoon per dag verdeeld naar leeftijd. Bron: MON 2007

bike rides per person per day

Cycling gives you independence, you can go wherever you want, when you want and by yourself. This is important for everyone but especially for kids and for elderly. Besides being independent, by cycling they stay active and healthy. I think all around the world people should be able to cycle safely through their cities, no matter what your age is! It makes life so much happier….

Lady cycling in Amsterdam #Amsterdam #dutchbike #coolshoes #dutch #women #greyhair #bikeams #cyclechic #cycling #bicycle

Lady cycling in Amsterdam

Husband and wife cycling in Amsterdam
Two boys cycling in Amsterdam
Cycling home from school #girlonbike #Amsterdam #cycling
Young guy cycling in Amsterdam
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Your first bicycle

Can’t start young enough, right? These young children are hard to keep up with. Did you know a run bicycle like these supports the development of a child’s balance, motor skills and self-confidence?

girl with bicycle

boy with bicycle

This post is by our guestblogger Nienke Laan. Nienke is an Amsterdam based photographer. She also works as a researcher at the Amsterdam City Council. Doing research about many topics, and one of them… cycling of course!


No parents needed!

Last weekend I was in Twente, a pretty region in the east of the Netherlands. While enjoying a raw herring (a typical Dutch snack) on a square in the village of Rijssen I photographed kids, on their bikes on their own or together. No parents to be seen, just brothers, sisters and friends!

kids cycling
kids cycling
kid cycling


Cycle Piet!

by Meredith

Happy Sinterklaas!

I was a lucky girl this morning. I woke up to one of those Dutch organs playing the Sinterklaasje song–at 8 o’clock in the morning. I stumbled over to my balcony only to learn that Sint was coming! I had the best view, too. A million small children lined the alleyway and were waiting for Sint. He finally came, escorted by cycling Zwarte Pieten and he himself was on a motorbike! Maybe the white horse was ill?

Are you celebrating Sinterklaas tonight? I have my poem ready and the zuurkool is on the stove!

by Meredith

sinterklaas celebration

piet on a bike

sinterklaas and piet on a bikesinterklaas celebration

by Meredith

 


Mums and dads cycling – Cycle Chic Republic

This last Friday of the month, the Cycle Chic Republic collected pictures of mothers and fathers cycling with their kids from all over the world.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Father and son by Else"3 kids and a mum by Else

Copenhagen, Denmark
Four on the Floor
Double Up
Child Transport

Caracas, Venezuela
PC100056

Kraków, Poland


Vienna, Austria
Kids cycling!
the youngest

Toronto, Canada
5063 from the 416 to 516
IMG_3540 Clendenan Clan
Precious Cargo.

Lisbon, Portugal
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Budapest, Hungary
rocketszilveszter

Gdansk, Poland
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IMG_9625IMG_5060

Strasbourg, France
DSC_9690
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Three kids, one mum (2)

In Amsterdam you see many parents cycling with their kids. With one or two kids it is easy enough, but cycling on one bike with three kids is quite a balancing act. Especially when it is not a cargo bike. Our friends from Hungary managed to capture this on film:

The Amsterdam Cycle Chic team spotted this mum. Cycling with two of her kids on her bike (one sitting backwards) and her third child on her own bicycle in Amsterdam City Centre.

3 kids and a mum

This is not the first time we post images of one mum cycling with three kids, check out our other post.


Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age

When cycling in Amsterdam, don’t be surprised if you’re overtaken by a little 4-year old speedster on her little pink (or his little blue) bike.

Amsterdam cycle chic girl by Joni

Cycle chic kids' bike by Ayolt

children cycling in Amsterdam by Joni

It sometimes looks like Amsterdam toddlers learn how to ride a bike, before they have even taken their first proper step.

A blue children's bike in Amsterdam by Ayolt

Father and sons on bikes by Joni

To the supermarket, through the Vondelpark, to daycare, just like their parents, today’s youth loves their bicycles.

As a parent, you should however always take into account the tiny legs, small lungs and short concentration span of your child, which together cause some cycling tours with your youngster to end in a public transport ride or a long walk home.

Father and son by Ayolt

Mother carrying bicycle by Joni


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