Guide to the Amsterdam Cycle Hire Scheme

The folks at Momondo have provided Cycling Shorts with a series of five useful infographics on European city bike schemes. The staff at Momndo put it together in their spare time. So a big thank you goes out the them.

When going on a city break, the best way to explore a city is by bike. You’re plans can be more flexible, it allows to truly experience the city, you can go at your own pace and discover places and streets that one would not see when taking the boring old tours buses. Government sponsored bike schemes make it really easy to do.

The fourth city in the series is:

 

Amsterdam
The perfect and probably safest city to explore by bike is Amsterdam. Its bike infrastructure is exceptional. When cycling by the small buildings, intimate streets, canals and squares one can practically feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Amsterdam offers a lot of culture with the highest density of museums in the world.

 

Public-Bike-Transport-Amsterdam

 

To view the Paris Guide click here.

To view the Berlin Guide click here.

 
 
 

Guide to the Berlin Cycle Hire Scheme

The folks at Momondo have provided Cycling Shorts with a series of five useful infographics on European city bike schemes. The staff at Momndo put it together in their spare time. So a big thank you goes out the them.

When going on a city break, the best way to explore a city is by bike. You’re plans can be more flexible, it allows to truly experience the city, you can go at your own pace and discover places and streets that one would not see when taking the boring old tours buses. Government sponsored bike schemes make it really easy to do.

The third city in the series is:

 

Berlin
History is omnipresent in Germany’s capital. When cycling or walking through Berlin, one can find many artefacts of the past, great architecture and beautiful parks. But that’s not all. Berlin is probably one of the most exciting cities in Europe. The city is always on the move and evolving with a creative contemporary scene and a buzzing nightlife.

 
 

Public-Bike-Transport-Berlin

 

To view the Paris Guide click here.

To view the Amsterdam Guide click here.

 
 
 

Tour de France 2013: Lotto Belisol’s team behind the team

Today’s Tour infographic provided by our friends at RoadCyclingUK looks at Andre Greipel’s Lotto Belisol sprint train, it’s one of the most efficient in the business.

Here’s an illustrated breakdown of the power behind Greipel’s throne: the staff behind the German national champion and the brave team-mates who deliver ‘the Gorilla’ to the line.

Lotto Belisol's Tour de France Support Team

Guide to the Paris Cycle Hire Scheme

The folks at Momondo have provided Cycling Shorts with a series of five useful infographics on European city bike schemes. The staff at Momndo put it together in their spare time. So a big thank you goes out the them.

When going on a city break, the best way to explore a city is by bike. You’re plans can be more flexible, it allows to truly experience the city, you can go at your own pace and discover places and streets that one would not see when taking the boring old tours buses. Government sponsored bike schemes make it really easy to do.

With the Tour de France in full flow you may be planning to hop over for the final stage in Paris so why not do some sightseeing by bike.

The second city in the series is:

 

Paris
Paris is a culturally rich city with great architecture, fashion, parks and the famous ‘choix de vivre’. The iconic final stage of le Tour passes in front of the Arc de Triomphe. It seems as if the Parisians have more time to relax and enjoy their life, the lovely street cafes are always filled with tres chic locals. Take a ride by the Seine, stop at the Louvre and continue your ride to the cartier du Montmartre and discover little hidden streets and passages.

 

Public-Bike-Transport-Paris

 

To view the London Guide click here.

To view the Berlin Guide click here.

To view the Amsterdam Guide click here.

 
 
 

 

Guide to London Cycle Hire Scheme

The folks at Momondo have provided Cycling Shorts with a series of five useful infographics on European city bike schemes. The staff at Momndo put it together in their spare time. So a big thank you goes out the them.

When going on a city break, the best way to explore a city is by bike. You’re plans can be more flexible, it allows to truly experience the city, you can go at your own pace and discover places and streets that one would not see when taking the boring old tours buses. Government sponsored bike schemes make it really easy to do.

The first city in the series is:

 

London
London with its parks and the river Thames offers the perfect scenery for a bike ride. It’s not just about the great music and fashion scene, the city has so much to offer. A lot of the museums have free admission, great street markets and the place oozes history from the grand buildings and royal history that is woven into the fabric of the city. The tube can be very crowded so the bike offers a welcoming alternative to visit all the hidden corners in the city.

 

Public-Bike-Transport-London
 

To view the Paris Guide click here.

To view the Berlin Guide click here.

To view the Amsterdam Guide click here.

 
 
 

Wimbledon vs. Tour prize money comparison

As the riders have a well earned day off after a tough week and the two gruelling days in the Pyrenees we take a look at some interesting figures compiled by our partners at RoadCyclingUK.

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas fractured his hip on the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France but has refused to quit.

Such displays of courage are the norm for professional cycling, despite the unimaginable challenge of racing for three weeks.

Do the stars of other sports have it easy by comparison, and reap greater rewards?

When Andy Murray stepped on to Centre Court at Wimbledon, he was playing for a £1.6m pay cheque. If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France, he will collect €450,000.

Thomas tweeted recently on the £23,000 prize money given to players who exit Wimbledon after the first round, joking that his girlfriend should attend the local tennis court.

We compare the prize money offered to the riders of the Tour de France and the players at Wimbledon, it’s certainly an eye opener.

Wimbledon vs. Tour de France prize money comparison