Mathys Taekema

Mathys Taekema is a 40 year-old cycling influencer affectionally referred to by his countrymen as the Dutch Cycling Friend.

Mathys' cycling journey started a decade ago as a routine to keep him fit and healthy. Now Mathy's is really addicted to cycling and he gets grumpy sometimes is he's not on his bike for a day or two.

Cycling has also opened his eyes to the amazing to the World, going places he otherwise would never get to without a bike.

When I cycle I feel free and can let go of all other things. My favourite place to ride is through the Dutch Dunes. There is a long cycle path along the coast where cars are not allowed. This area is always windy and cycling here makes me stronger.” - Mathys Taekema

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