Cycling with… Max

20 Jan

We went cycling with Max – an art historian who knows everything about Amsterdam’s architecture. We learned about the band of ‘rogue’ architects behind the ‘Amsterdam School’, the famous architectural style of the 1900s for Amsterdams social housing projects — which still bring in millions of tourists to Amsterdam each year. Do check it out!

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Cycling with Tiny

7 Aug

Cycling with Tiny.


The latest interview by Paddy Cahill and myself. Check it out below, or via our website



Cycling With in the Irish Times

17 Jun

Cycling With in the Irish Times

So nice – I got a mentioning in the Irish Times today. Together with my friend Paddy Cahill. With all the work that goes into shooting our cycling films, I haven’t found time to keep this blog updated, though. 

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Cycling with Job Cohen

23 Apr

We (that is: the Cycling With team, being – Paddy Cahill and myself) went for a cycle through Amsterdam with its former mayor: Job Cohen.
Please do check out our film; I bet you’ll like it. Thanks, Phil


Cycling With Amanda…

27 Mar

… a new cycling interview by the team (ie: Paddy Cahill and myself)! Go check it out. You’ll love it.

Please Subscribe to our ‘Cycling With’ Newsletter!

14 Jan
Dear Dutch in Dublin reader,
are you tired of short viral video’s? 
So are we. 
Good news: on our other blog, called Cycling with… , we bring you monthly short films with substance. 
For example: check out our cycling interview with Ernst Jan Pfauth and Alexander Klopping.
Please help us out by subscribing to the Cycling With (free) monthly newsletter, and be sure to enjoy these mini-documentaries for many months to come. 
So, why are we making these documentaries?
Well: today’s cities face big problems, like polluted air, obese citizens, and social exclusion. 
Luckily, there’s a simple solution: the bicycle.
We believe that if we share stories of inspiring people on bikes, we can encourage cities to take pro-cycling action. 
So we have embarked on a mission to film 100 ‘Cycling with… documentaries’.  
And to show the world how gloriously easy, fun and sexy a bike ride can be.
We’re doing this for fun, for free, with no hidden agenda’s.
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And please let us know: what do you think of our mission?
Is there anyone in Dublin (or Europe) who we should interview next?
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Best wishes,
Paddy Cahill
Philip de Roos
Dublin / Amsterdam


Cycling With… Ellen

1 Nov

Paddy Cahill and myself went for a cycle with Ellen Rowley. Ellen is an Architectural Historian who lives with her family in Ballybough, Dublin.

During our cycle, we talked to Ellen’s daughter Lillo, we looked at the architectural heritage in the north of Dublin (a beautiful part that often goes ignored), the architecture of the 20th Century and her special interest the social housing schemes by the former city architect Herbert Simms.

Ellen recently compiled a book of essays on Irish Architecture “i.e. Patterns of Thought”.

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Cycling With…. Paddy and Philip

1 Sep


Last weekend, Paddy Cahill and myself were in Dublin, shooting more ‘Cycling With…’ documentaries. Here’s a look behind the scenes.

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Cycling with… Jim Latimer

25 Aug

Jim Latimer is a promising musician at the beginning of his career. He has recently moved back to Dublin from London and is enjoying a fresh look at living in the city and all it has to offer.

This is part of our series of ‘Cycling with’ interviews, you can see more of them at


Cycling With Ally

14 Jul

Paddy Cahill and myself are shooting cycling documentaries with Dubliners… This one is with Ally Menary, from An Taisce.