Attention: Stylish Cyclists Ahead

18 Aug

We were visiting Nivelles; a rural town south of Brussels. The Belgians – like the Dutch – appreciate a functional way of cycling.

This traffic sign nicely portrays Belgium’s view on a cyclist crossing.

The cyclist pictogram reveals that the typical Belgian cyclist has long trousers with a 70’s style bootleg. To prevent the flares from getting caught, the Belgian cyclist has a chain guard and mudguards mounted on his bike. Finally, the Belgian cyclist has semi long hair, with a waving lock just above the collar.

Very stylish, very functional.

Apart from the hair, of course.


Very stylish.


Very functional.


Apart from the hair, of course.

4 Responses to “Attention: Stylish Cyclists Ahead”

  1. William August 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Looks like a Bear bike to me..!

  2. Cian September 24, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    How about this from Budapest:

    gentlemen on bikes


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