Monday, 14 December 2009
Mountains and valleys. In the Netherlands.
A direct translation of the name of the Dutch village of "Berg en Dal" is "Mountain and Valley". Much of the Netherlands is flat, but there are some quite hilly bits too, and people do cycle in those hilly bits.
Hills are often used as an excuse for low cycling rates, even though they are very rarely the true reason why people don't cycle. That hills don't really put people off cycling was discussed previously (go there for all the arguments).
Another of Mark Wagenbuur's videos. There are a number of posts showing things that people use as excuses why it is that there is less cycling elsewhere.