Well, aside from the beer, the chocolate and it hanging handily on the end of the high speed Eurostar line, Belgium, or at least the parts we visited, is a country in transition in terms of local transport. Add the fact that it’s home to both the European Parliament and the European Cyclists’ Federation and it’s no big surprise the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group should arrange a study tour to take in some of the best bike infra Belgium has to offer, along with some of the more challenging.
“I want more women cycling, more older people cycling, more black and minority ethnic Londoners cycling, more cyclists of all social backgrounds – without which truly mass participation can never come.”
Sweet words from London’s Mayor. Bravo Boris. Not.
Aw come on. What’s not to like?
The trial ends Sep 30th so if you’re interested best try it out sooner rather than later.
We tried it on the tandem not realising there’s a kissing gate half way along the route – that was a real struggle. There’s also a short section of field which doesn’t look suitable during wet spells, but otherwise it’s a delightful alternative to the fast, hilly B4022.
Let us know what you think if you try it out.