One of the nicest surprises from the Tour de France was this excellent Chris Boardman video essay on Dutch cycling infrastructure:

By and large it was a study in the style of Mark Wagenbuur's videos, complete with one of Wagenbuur's own clips of a "rush hour" Dutch cycling junction.

Well I've spent a couple of days, now, riding around the streets of Utrecht and I've seen tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of bikes, but I haven't seen a single cyclist. I've just seen normal people in normal clothes doing normal things: dressed for the destination, not the journey.

Three cheers to Chris Boardman, the Olympic Cyclist who rejects Cyclism!