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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Festival Estéreo Picnic

Festival Estéreo Picnic: A day to remember

Linda Gómez is at the second day of the Festival Estéreo Picnic, the attendees braved mud, rain, anxiety and despair, as they waited for the band that for many perhaps had been their motivation for buying the ticket: The Strokes.
Hiking Bogotá, Quebrada Las Delicias, Quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá´s Mountain trails

Hiking Bogotá: The hills are alive with the sound of walkers!

Having a huge forest reserve right on the edge of the city makes for some excellent hill walking. Gerald Barr is on hand with a guide to hiking Bogotá mountain trails.
English Grammar, English Prepositions

A proposition of prepositions

Spanish prepositions are quite easy and have some very basic rules. However, this is not the case for English prepositions. As Oliver Pritchard explains, they’re easy to get wrong, but not hard to get right. So practise, practise and practise some more!
Festival Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017: The final act

Musical worlds combined on the final day at this year’s Festival Estéreo Picnic 2017. The beats of the DJs led revellers late into the night and the traditional sounds of gaitas and tamboras entranced earlier on. Linda Gómez is on the scene.
Santa Fe

A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.

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