Why We Cycle

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are.

In the documentary "Why we cycle" we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

Director(s): Arne Gielen, Gertjan Hulster
Script: Arne Gielen, Gertjan Hulster, Jeroen Dirks, Marco te Brömmelstroet
Production: Gertjan Hulster, Jeroen Dirk, Nieuw & Verbeterd
Music: René Ahoud
Actors: Marco te Brömmelstroet, Giselinde Kuipers, Erik Verhoef, Maria Hopman, Leo Bormans, John Heijster, Fariya Sharmeen, Saskia Kluit, Fenna Poletiek, Sjoerd Soeters, Teun van Asbeck, Marek van Asselt, Madeleine Hardy, José Hems, Merel Huiting, Kawtar Kartoubli, Matthijs Lenis, Jody Manders-Kerkhof, Danielle van Reen, Ilja van Reen, Floyd Richard, Zepp Smeets, Jonah Verhagen, Lin Verhagen, Aida Ziganshina
Year: 2017
Duration: 56 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): Japanese, German, French, English, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hindi, Turkish
Country of origin: Netherlands
Shooting Locations: Netherlands
Screening rights: Taskovski Films Ltd. ()


Main topic(s): Mobility Urbanization + Smart Cities
Secondary topics: public transportation health
Mentions: bicycle bike sport urban development urban planning slow traffic cargo bike
Topic Page(s): Mobility Positive Films

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