On Yer Bike

  • Claire Pettifor

Self-initiated project. I recently moved with my family from London to Amsterdam. I never learned to ride a bike as a kid and see balancing on two wheels as a significant challenge! I'm now learning, but I'm still very, very wobbly. So the cycling culture here is inspiring. In the Netherlands, cycling is second-nature. Everything from moving house to ferrying a family of three kids is done on a bike. So when you see children standing on the back of a bike - without a helmet in sight - it looks as natural as if they were walking on the ground. In this illustration, I wanted to capture how comfortable Dutch cyclists are as they go about their day, whatever the weather.