The Dutch are known for their love of bikes. They don’t just ride a bike for sports! It’s a form of transportation. One that’s very much ingrained in the Dutch culture.
Grown-ups ride their bike to work, and children ride their bike to school. Usually without any protection or helmet! Bike helmets are considered as wimpy in the Netherlands…
The Dutch and their bikes
Shirly Agudo moved from the USA to the Netherlands. She wrote a book: The Dutch and their bikes! In this video Shirly talks about her fascination with the Dutch and their bikes!
Me and my bike!
I am one of those Dutch people who uses her bike to get from A to B. This is a picture of me on my bike:
|This is me on my bike!|
As you can see, in the front of my bike I’ve got a handy little basket, which I use to put my handbag in. And in the back I’ve got two big bicycle bags for everything I buy.
The perks of riding a bike!
Riding a bike is a cheap way of transportation. And it’s very healthy! Here’s a list of all the benefits of riding a bike.
1. Riding a bike is easy
2. Riding a bike is easy to integrate into your life
3. Riding a bike is a low impact sport
4. Riding a bike is relaxing
5. Riding a bike is good for you brain!
In short, riding a bike comes with many health benefits. For everyone, but especially for moms. And a healthy mom is a happy mom!
If you’re interested, have a look at a Dutch shop selling bikes called matrabike.nl. They also sell mountainbikes!
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