The Brussels Bike Hundred

100 portraits, stories and bicycles

We’re teaming up with Bike for Brussels to put together a 100-strong selection of local heroes shaping the city each in their own way. From designers and DJs to performers and publishers, these are the creatives riding Brussels forward.

Ana Diaz

Ana Diaz, 1992

Singer and composer

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.

When I was younger I was really bad at school. So I went to boarding school, which actually made it worse. I experienced a lot of things and went to tons of drum and bass and dubstep parties. Luckily my family always gave me everything I needed – I could literally die for them, no joke. So I had the chance to learn a lot about music, art history, jazz, harmony and all that. Today I’m working on my music, video clips and collaborations. What I like the most about it is being surrounded with people I really like, mostly friends.

How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?

I love Brussels; it’s my favourite city in the whole world. I was born here, raised here and I grew up here. This city is like a tool; it can give you everything you need, at least if you use it right.

This city is like a tool; it can give you everything you need, at least if you use it right.

List three things you like the most about Brussels.

  • The people.
  • The different cultures.
  • The weather – kidding !

List three deciding factors that converted you to bicyle use.

  • I need to do more sport.
  • It’s faster than walking.
  • It’s cheaper than a car.

What are your favourite bike routes in Brussels?

Anywhere, as long as it’s going down!

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