IN CONVERSATION WITH MAMA AGATHA

IN CONVERSATION WITH MAMA AGATHA

Happy Women’s Day to all the readers.

Today, in this interview we are talking to Agartha Frimpong, a Ghanaian lady settled in Amsterdam Southeast who runs a Cycle Training course for migrants in the Netherlands.

Cycling is a ‘National Dutch Identity’ and important life skill that enables the migrant and refugee women better integrate into Dutch society.
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IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES

IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES

BYCS is an Amsterdam based non profit social enterprise driven by the belief that ‘BICYCLES TRANSFORM CITIES AND CITIES TRANSFORM THE WORLD’.

BYCS operates internationally, collaborates and works with governments, businesses and NGO’s to give greater Impetus to Cycling. Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES”

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes. Liz set out to learn more and MOTHERLOAD was born. Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING”

IN CONVERSATION WITH VIOLA

IN CONVERSATION WITH VIOLA

Artistic cycling is a niche form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks using customized fixed-geared bicycles.

The sport is a combination of cycling, gymnastics, dance and acrobatics. It is often referred as ‘Freestyle Cycling’ or ‘Cycling Ballet’ due to refined, elegance and creativity displayed by performers. Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH VIOLA”

IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

#WORLD CAR FREE DAY

Jos Sluijsmans is the Director of International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF), co-founder of Dutch Bicycle Center and member of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and European Cycle Logistics Federation. After working as an interpreter and translator in Spanish for ten years and practicing law for eight years during early stages of his career, Jos Sluijsmans ventured into cycling business and launched Fietsdiensten.nl in 2004. He started as a bike messenger and delivered organic and local food to restaurants by cargo bike. Jos also gave cycling lessons to people with physical and mental challenges.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW

IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW

#WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a social movement originating in Copenhagen, Denmark and was launched in 2012 by Ole Kassow. The purpose of the organisation is to invite socially isolated seniors back into their local communities by engaging them in mutually beneficial and stimulating trishaw rides with volunteers (trishaws are also known as cycle rickshaws, bike taxi and tri-cycle taxi).

Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE

IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE

Carol Cooke is a Paralympic Gold Medalist in Cycling from Australia. She has authored a book ‘Finding your Inner Gold’ where she talks about rediscovering oneself and how to create a winning mindset. Besides being an Author, she is dedicated to doing public service as a Motivational Speaker and inspires people to restore courage, dare to overcome ones fears and be an achiever.

Carol was a National level swimmer while growing up and a high performing girl in sports. Post her marriage one day, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE”

IN CONVERSATION WITH GOKHAN KUTLUER

IN CONVERSATION WITH GOKHAN KUTLUER

#WORLD BICYCLE DAY

Gökhan Kutluer is a digital marketing expert, specialized in social media management, SEO optimizations, photography and PR. He is also a writer and published his first book ‘Cloud Factory’ including 17 short stories which later got adapted into a theatre play in his homeland. His second book about his migration story, titled ‘Leaving Turkey: A migrations story heading to Italy’ will be out soon. Above all, he is a Cyclist and Brand Ambassador for several brands including Fizik, Veloflex Scicon and Stelbel with 33K followers on instagram.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MELISSA BRUNTLETT

IN CONVERSATION WITH MELISSA BRUNTLETT

#INTERNATIONAL MOTHER’S DAY

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING A MOTHER WHO RIDES A CYCLE

Melissa Bruntlett is the co-founder of Modacity – a marketing and communications consultancy focused on promoting healthier, happier, more inclusive forms of urban mobility. After selling their family car in 2010, Melissa, together with her husband Chris Bruntlett, have been advocating for multi-modal lifestyles and influencing people to rethink their transportation choices and shift to more active and sustainable mobility – namely walking, cycling and public transportation.

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