This island is 20 kilometres long, 10 kilometres wide and has more than 135 kilometres of cycle paths. It’s not hard to guess which country we’re talking about.
Texel, the most southerly of the Dutch Wadden Islands, is flat. Mostly.
If that makes riding sound easy, imagine a force 4 wind whipping through an air temperature of 9 degrees and blowing straight into your face. Mevrouw T’s electric bike’s motor worked overtime, and managed a creditable 56km of support before leaving her legs to their own devices.
Hills generally have another side. Wind doesn’t.
It was a hard day’s ride, but a beautiful one.
Because the landscape was flat, I kept my photos flat too.