Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Meed
Mission from the bicycle:
In 2013 I started writing about cycling, based on the belief that it could be better, better in terms how and where we ride, the clothing that we wear and the accessories we use that help us move round the city in the most comfortable way. I believe that cycling can touch people's lives in the most profound ways, by the way we interacting with each other and our environment .
Cycling brings connection, a basic human emotion we all crave. For me the bicycle represents everything that a livable city should be: free, safe, uncompromising and designed for living.⠀
Today that belief is stronger than ever. That's why I am honoured to be able to share with you the stories around the humble bicycle that help to shape our future for the good. I also believe that conversations around advocacy needs more female energy to remind us of the values in cycling: social inclusion on the bike and off, and in discussions affecting the design of cities for people.
This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about cycling and it’s what’s bringing me to the Netherlands this summer. I’ll be participating in the summer program ‘Planning the Cycling City’ at the University of Amsterdam where I'll immerse myself in the Dutch lifestyle. I expect this experience will allow me to better inform my stories on urban cycling and provide me with the opportunity to bring new skills back to Victoria. I’ll also share glimpses of my life over these 3 weeks on my social media channels to show what it’s like being in Amsterdam. You can read more about my trip by clicking reading here: Le Vélo explores cycling in the Netherlands.