Hola Holanda, FILBo

Orange cyclists stream through Bogotá to celebrate Kingsday

The Netherlands is this year’s FILBo guest of honour. The fair will fittingly coincide with the biggest Dutch national celebration, Kingsday,. Freek Huigen explores the significance of Kingsday and what celebrations will be taking place in Bogotá.
Bicycle couriers Bogotá

Mensaj-heroes

Oli Pritchard gets back to his messenger roots to see if he could still ride, joining Colombian couriers on the road and swapping tales
Bicycles Bogota Colombia, Ciclopaseo cachaco

Ciclopaseo cachaco

Oli Pritchard dons his trilby and considers the value of manners and elegance In days of yore, there was a better age in Bogota, when...
Cycling around Bogota

Path of most resistance

Oli Pritchard gets a little psychopathic about cyclepaths and explains why he thinks bikes belong on the roads.
fixies , Bicycles in colombia, Fixie Bikes,

Fix your wheel, free your mind

Our man Oli Pritchard waxes lyrical about the joys of riding a fixed pedal bicycle, or 'fixie', around the streets of Bogota
World Bicycle Forum 2015

What we talk about when we talk about cycling

The country is riding high as cyclists gather in Medellin for the World Bicycle Forum, while Bogota’s BikeFest offers food, music and art with a bicycle twist.
Bogota BikeFest 2015

BikeFest comes to Bogota

All eyes are on Medellin’s World Bicycle Forum, BikeFest, but Bogota is putting on its own cycle-themed event, as Oli Pritchard explains So the World...
bicycle maintenance

2 Wheels Good

Oli Prichard takes an innuendo-laden ride into the world of Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance... All my furniture can be disassembled and reassembled...
Bicycle safety

Staying Safe

It’s a dangerous world out there for cyclists- Oli Pritchard looks at how to minimise the dangers and improve bicycle safety.

2 Wheels Good

Oli Pritchard shares the joys of getting out of the city and pushing his pedals in the páramo. I’m generally a hardcore urban cyclist with...

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Bogotá’s very own sports bar

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