Fiets - Let’s Cycle Like the Dutch!

Cycling advocacy and everyday utility and recreational cycling in the UK, with a focus on the Midlands, Warwickshire, and Nuneaton. Knowing how easy it is to cycle just a few hundred miles away in the Netherlands, it’s frustrating that riding is not yet properly catered for in Britain. We need the infrastructure and we need it fast! Let’s cycle like the Dutch! Hosted by BicycleBen (Twitter: @BicycleBenUK)

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Saturday Jul 16, 2022

Welcome Back to The Fiets Podcast! This time: Amazon e-cycle deliveries; free cycle hire in the West Midlands; Warwickshire LCWIP update; Nuneaton cycle/scooter thefts; poor evening train services hinder multi-modal travel. You can support this podcast through - Thank you!

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

Welcome Back to The Fiets Podcast! This time: Hexa Consulting's poor Framework Travel Plan; elitist views of "proper cyclists" and whether imperfect infrastructure is better than no infrastructure at all; and WCC's draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is out for consultation. You can support this podcast through - Thank you!

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Welcome Back! This time: a motor advert contrbutes to road hostility; Axel Blake and Amanda Holden show-off their anti-cycling views in Britain's Got Talent; and Utrecht vs Nuneaton in ring-road designs. You can support this podcast through - Thank you!

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Welcome Back! This time, discussing the latest edition of Countryfile that was broadcast recently on BBC television. Part of the programme featured a piece on rural cycling, and was filmed in south Warwickshire. But it stoked division with the usual anti-cycling tropes. Also, does society treat driving far too casually given the dangers it imposes? You can support this podcast through - Thank you!

Wednesday May 25, 2022

Welcome back to the Fiets Podcast. This time, Active Travel England awards £1.4m to Warwickshire County Council for walking and cycling improvements on a road south of Warwick. And what is the state of the long-promised Nuneaton-Coventry Cycle Scheme? You can support this podcast through - Thank you!

Friday May 20, 2022

Welcome to a brand new podcast - The Fiets Podcast - focusing on everyday cycling and active travel with a particular interest in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the West Midlands and the wider United Kingdom. This short inaugural episode is an introduction to your host BicycleBen, local active travel advocate, the podcast, and the website -!  

Friday May 13, 2022

Welcome to a new podcast from BicycleBen. The Fiets Podcast will focus on news and updates about cycling in Nuneaton and the surrounding area, and my own experiences of cycling about the town and beyond. Find out more at the website ( and follow me over on Twitter (@BicycleBenUK) and Facebook (   Fiets UK - Let's Cycle Like the Dutch!

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