Mathys Taekema

My name is Mathys, 39 years old and I live in The Netherlands. My cycling journey started nine years ago.

Cycling really changed my life. Through cycling I created a routine in my life to keep me fit and healthy.

I’m really addicted to cycling and I get grumpy if I can’t cycle for one or two days. It also opened up my World. I get to places I would never get to without my bike. When I cycle I feel free and can let go of all other things.

My favorite 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.