Long Distance E-Bike Riding Numbers

On Electric Bike Report Gary Corbett gives some interesting numbers pertaining to his record breaking E-Bike ride. The single most striking number is the number of times that access to battery charging (a socket) was refused along the 27800 km of riding. It happened twice. This sounds about right to me. While I usually ride […]

E-Bikes on the Rise

E-Bikes have been around for a few years now and they are becoming increasingly popular. When started riding mine at the beginning of 2015 I would only very rarely seen another person on an E-Bike in and around Oxford. Now, summer of 2016, I see one or two almost every single day and most of […]

Jamie’s Italian Restaurant on George Street

Jamie’s Italian restaurant on George street is a relative newcomer on the Oxford scene having opened only a few weeks ago in the location where the Cock & Camel pub used to be. We’ve been keen to have a look for a while but today was the first time that there wasn’t actually a discouragingly […]

Holland America Line’s Eurodam in the News

It looks like the Holland America’s Line’s new ship the Eurodam which I wrote about yesterday is to be named tomorrow and it has its own news website and a pretty brochure site too. The picture from yesterday’s article is below. For once Dutch Class has the jump on Wikipedia as they don’t have a photo yet. […]

Off-Road Parking Rotterdam Style

Parking space in the centre of Rotterdam is a bit limited, as with most major cities. When I visited there today I shot the below picture of some rare off road parking space. The ship in the background is the Eurodam, a ship of the Holland America line. It is actually hard to do justice […]

Increasing Number of Bloggers Imprisoned

The NRC newspaper today reports that bloggers are increasingly being imprisoned by authoritarian regimes that do not appreciate their comments. The article in NRC is worth reading as it mentions a number of interesting facts and arguments. One of the minor ones being that Technorati counted 70 million blogs in April of 2007. Dutch Class suddenly feels […]

A Dutch School in Holland: Het Aloysius College

All you Dutch practicers may want to have a peek at the website for a Dutch secondary school. The school we picked is the one that one of our friends went to: the “Aloysius College” in Den Haag (The Hague). Have a look at the fairly comprehensive website. For some hard core Dutch practice have […]