Archives of Hotspots

The Ardennes

The Ardennes       The Hardennes               Belgium at its best. Where Anna and Alejandro, the queen and the cannibal of Belgian’s hilliest region, graced the streets with their sweat and tears. Where the ‘bergs’ are the bergiest, and the applepie tastes the sweetest.  A one day trip to my favourite part […]

Shimano Ambassador Camp Spain

Last weekend Shimano invited me to their yearly Ambassador Camp in Spain. In my mind I already saw us riding through the Spanish backcountry, climbing hills, sweating like crazy, drinking cold Coca Cola, eating ice cream and sharpening those tan lines. Well.. when we arrived at our location near Riaza Spain greeted us not with […]

The bullet cycling collection @Cirmoné

Cirmoné is “the place” to visit as a cyclist or creative person in general. It screams cycling all over the place. From a bike repare place, to a shop, to the perfect pit stop for a coffee. There is even a wooden indoor bicycle track! Home The bullet cycling collection. It’s been said more than […]

Mallorca training camp

2018 as my first year of racing on the half IRONMAN distance was quite spectacular as the year started with an(other) injury and ended with the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship – a rollercoaster ride of a year and hard to beat. So what about 2019? New years and new goals often bring a lot of […]

My La Ride on Tenerife: 28k of climbing

La Ride des Belles Filles was all about climbing at least 985m. I did 1593 – and here’s how it was. Luckily I was on Tenerife during the period of La Ride so I could do it on my most favorite streets. We started in a place called Chio to ride up to the Teide National […]

My adventure in the French Alps: L’etape du tour

I always wanted to know how it feels to be part of something like the Tour de France, and be honest – Which cycling noob doesn’t want to be?! So when SKODA and their We Love Cycling project asked me to take part in the L’etape du tour, I didn’t hesitate. Saturday, hell day.. You […]

Coffee rides, places to visit

We all need easy rides, mainly to recover from a hard and intensive ride. Doing so I combine all the things I love on that day, my love, friends, my bike and some coffee. On hot days I go for a smoothie though.. The place to go to in my hometown is called Maona, see […]

A Weekend Getaway To Mallorca

When life gives you a weekend trip to Mallorca including sunshine, mountains, beautiful beaches, the sea, riding bikes, salty swimming pools and endless roads like these – you better go for it. I generally love every season because I think every season has something super magical and special but still, my favorite season is winter […]

One for the foodies: Paris and Barcelona by bike.

Two weeks without my beloved Aura-lie, (my Aura x Ridley), and I must admit, it is driving me insane. I miss how it feels to be on my bike, either alone or surrounded by people. The freedom I feel, the way I am able to express my thoughts and emotions through the simple action of […]

The Beauty that is Bright

The word ‘bright’ instantly makes me think of good things. Sunshine, light, boldness, even higher intelligence. It sounds like a positive word. So it seems quite fitting that a lovely little town in the Ovens Valley, Victoria (Australia for those reading from overseas) should be named Bright. A few fun facts about Bright Bright is […]
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