Dutch cycling culture: too ordinary to be funny?

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July 12, 2014

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Jeux cyclistes

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Will Noonan, « Dutch cycling culture: too ordinary to be funny? », Jeux cyclistes, ID : 10670/1.pomdvy


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News that Utrecht will be starting point of the 2015 Tour de France seems highly appropriate for a city that is in the process of building the world's largest multistorey bicycle park. But I was quickly reminded that the omnipresence of cycling in the Netherlands does not equate to the same fascination with cycling culture. As one Dutch colleague pointed out, "bicycles have no reason to be funny for us -- they just are". Otto Beaujon, secretary of De Oude Fiets, very kindly showed me around h...

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