On a ride today I passed this primary school and thought the bikes looked nice in the sun. They're a pretty typical collection of Dutch children's bicycles. Each has mudguards (fenders), a chain guard, a way of carrying school books, dynamo lights etc. Practical bicycles built on a small scale.
In this case you see just the bikes from the junior class at this school. It's a small school and each class parks their bikes in a separate place.
When my children left for school this morning I noticed that the outside temperature was -9 C ( 15 F ). That's also the temperature at which these primary school children will also have cycled. Because it's so cold at the moment one of my children went on a school trip today to go ice-skating. As is normal for school trips, the class cycled to the frozen lake where they skated.
Last year I took a video of children cycling to school at a relatively mild -2 C. You can watch that video here.
There are also other posts on this blog about travel to school and about winter cycling.
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