I went to Amsterdam and it showed me how much better cycling could be in the UK

While in the UK we have a "plan for drivers", in the Netherlands everything is just done by bike, and it's good

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Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. 

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Earlier in March, I was fortunate enough to visit Amsterdam, for the launch of Maap’s first store in Europe. More on that soon, but a trip to Amsterdam meant I got to experience a mecca of cycling for the first time, as an adult, anyway.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.