‘2 wheels – 200 years’ Exhibition in Technoseum, Mannheim

200 years ago

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. ‘Only 200 years’, some of you might remark with astonishment. The wheel was invented already in the Neolithic age (10 200 BC)! Once invented, in Mannheim (Germany) by Karl Freihher von Drais, the bicycle has evolved enormously and nowadays we can pick and choose from bicycles: road / MTB / fixie / cyclo-cross / urban /Dutch / touring / fat / BMX / gravel / e-bikes, you name it.

Brief hands-on guide to bicycle lights

We approached a few active bike commuters in Luxembourg to share their tips on bicycle lights: what works best for them and what they can recommend. B:loft team has also added their favourites. By this post we wish to raise our awareness of visibility of cyclists in traffic and by the same token of safety of all road users.

Antonia Morga:

Bicycle lifestyle in Ghent. Photos by @luxembourgize

The city of Ghent, capital and largest city of East Flanders, has a long medieval history. In its centre, plenty of medieval buildings in a very good state can be seen. The Graslei harbour, in medieval times one of the most important in Europe, is a spot not to be missed by any visitor. A guide explained that Ghent in fact ruined its chances of obtaining a UNESCO World Heritage status when taking a more tolerant stance on architecture. Nevertheless, Ghent is in reality not less scenic than Brugges. The presence of a university spices up the local lifestyle.

Cycling Without Age: interview with Pierre Englebert

Pierre Englebert is a volunteer for Cycling Without Age, a movement started in Denmark by Ole Kassow in 2012. Ever since the movement has become global and is now present in 28 countries. Luxembourg joined in last year and the local branch is known as Velo ouni Alter (www.veloounialter.lu). The goal is to offer the elderly people with limited mobility a bicycle ride and enable them to again be part of the society and gain a whole new mobility.

Dirt Jumping and MTB scene in Luxembourg – interview with Laurent Schumacher

Superman, Dudelange

Gosia: Laurent, you are active on the dirt jump and MTB scene in Luxembourg. While MTB is hugely popular, dirt jump seems to be less known and visible here. Tell us first what ‘dirt jump’ is.