Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.
I studied graphic design at ERG. I now work in a bookshop and as an illustrator from time to time.
How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?
I have a map of Brussels in my head everywhere I go and every time I ride. A map of the city’s influences, bike lanes, pavements, hills – it has literally shaped my many paths
List three things you like the most about Brussels, bike-related or not.
- The summer, when the city is empty.
- Its general good mood.
- The Sonian Forest.
I have a map of Brussels in my head everywhere I go and every time I ride.
List three deciding factors that converted you to bicycle use.
- It’s good for your body and mind – I feel like it reduces stress.
- For short distances, it’s faster than any other mode of transport.
- The freedom: you’re not subject to public transport limitations.
List three favourite bike routes in Brussels.
- From the canal to Halle: the straight road is in good conditions and easy-going. It’s perfect for stretching out your legs, clearing your mind and going fast.
- From Avenue Albertlaan to Hoeilaart through the Sonian Forest. I like this path because half of it goes through the forest. It’s very refreshing to be surrounded by trees during summer. A relaxing natural retreat.
- From Avenue Albertlaan to Héros / Helden and Vanderkindere through Parc de la Sauvagèrepark, making a stop at the Dieweg cemetary and going straight into the park. For the way back, I like to go past and around the Royal Observatory of Belgium – it’s kind of my sightseeing path. All the houses in this neighbourhood are amazing. And the cemetery is both a wonderful and eerie place for a short walk.