Australia has a lot to learn from European cycling infrastructure and social and cultural integration of cycling. Paul van Bellen of Gazelle Bicycles Australia is planning a trip to Holland in March 2011 with a group of 30 participants made up of local planners, cycling advocates and media from across Australia with him. Two film makers are travelling with the group to film the trip as the travel group is immersed in a practical learning environment on bicycle infrastructure in Holland.
Rowena Crowe and Paulo Alberton are raising money to cover the costs and have already received pledged for over a third of the $8000 needed. While some of the group participants will actively blog, twitter and share information during the trip, the professional film will be an important form of media to compile the learning and experiences from the trip and share this with a broader audience in Australia. The film as well as the (future) website and digital communication aim to share the information acquired during the Dutch Tour as a resource for improved cycling infrastructure in Australia.
Supporters qualify for lots of goodies which are being provided by Gazelle, for $100 you get a water bottle and bell while for $250 you also get a Basil pannier bag. If you are able to donate more – there is a bicycle prize (Gazelle Toer Populair) or you get a bicycle for donations over $1500.
You can support financially – or if you can help spread the word, evey little bit helps to make cycling better and more viable in Australia.
Donate online: Cycling Dutch Style
Website: Coming Soon
Contact: Paul van Bellen from Gazelle Bicycles Australia
Photos ? Gazelle Bicycles Australia