cycling in Holland with two young kids... in November

by scotter   October 27, 2011  

maybe I'm crazy but... planning to use ferry/train/bikes with child seats for a circuit of Dutch cities in Late November for 5 days.
Anyone done this? ideas, suggestions, advice???

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funnily enough I was reading this in the Guardian only today...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2011/oct/27/bike-blog-go...

which may contain something of interest, especially the legal aspects (although to be honest once you're on the ground its pretty obvious)

Personally speaking Holland is the best (most cycle-friendly) place I've ever ridden, although I'm not sure I'd do it in November, the weather was bad enough in August.

Pete

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posted by PeteH [159 posts]
27th October 2011 - 22:00

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might also be worth asking for advise over on www.amsterdamize.com Mr Amsterdamize is also very quick at respondong on twitter too @amsterdamize being his fairly predictable address there.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4138 posts]
27th October 2011 - 22:17

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Cycling in November can be ok, but if it's windy it will be bitterly cold. There are quiet routes in-between cities, and major roads tend to have dedicated cycle paths. We have to have liability insurance but I'm not sure if you will need it, or have to have it. Motorists are very cycle aware, which is really nice.

Here's a couple of links you might find useful...

Route Planner
http://www.fietsersbond.nl/fietsrouteplanner/fietsroutes-recreatieveplan...

Weather Guide - Marks the weather out of 10, 10 being perfect conditions
http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Fietsen-Nederland/135/5

Friends of the Bike offer cheap B&B for registered members
http://www.vriendenopdefiets.nl/

Cycling Dictionary
http://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-page/survival-kit/cycling/dictionary

Good luck
Sb

posted by swordbeach [4 posts]
29th October 2011 - 18:45

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