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.

Vincen Beeckman

Vincen Beeckman, 1973

photographer

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.

I was born and raised in Brussels. I’m a photographer and I currently live in the centre, near Anneessens.

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

Brussels is a bit like a village, especially in the centre where I very often come across someone I know, be it long-time friends or the ones I made while working on my projects.

Cycling is not polluting the city’s air, nor its inhabitants’ ears.

What would you like to see happen in Brussels?

I would like to see more nice and wide bike paths like the ones that were just renovated on Boulevard du Midilaan.

List three deciding factors that converted you to bicycle use.

  • Cycling is not polluting the city’s air, nor its inhabitants’ ears.
  • It’s faster.
  • It’s a physical activity.

What are your favourite bike routes in Brussels?

I don’t really have specific preferred bike routes; I mainly cycle in the centre and across the city.

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