Watch: The Bike Instructor’s guide to cycling in Amsterdam

The spoof video follows the Bike Instructor around Amsterdam as he shows us how to survive cycling in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is known as a cycling nation; cycle lanes on every road, most people riding every day for a range of purposes and people of all ages enjoying the freedom of two wheels.

But how do they know how to ride? Well the Bike Instructor shows us how the Dutch learn to cycle in Amsterdam.

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From getting on the bike to trams, and from pedestrians to cars, we learn how to cope with the many hazards faced by those on two wheels in the Dutch capital.

Dutch cycle instruction getting on the bike

That’s one way of doing it

If you’re visiting the Netherlands and you’ve mastered cycling as demonstrated by the Bike Instructor then maybe you fancy a tougher challenge.

The Dutch Headwind Championships take place every year in storm force conditions. Riders pit their power against the gales coming in off the North Sea on a three speed shopper – no TT machines here.

The winner managed to grind out an average speed of 22km/h; his knees must ache.