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This listing only shows photos within a square radius of 30 kilometres of the centre of Assen.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

It's -7 C, there's snow and ice everywhere and has been for days, but the cycle superhighway between Assen and Vries has just occasional patches of difficult to shift ice. ... [more]

It's -7 C this morning, the 1st of December. Quite windy too, the the wind-chill adds considerably to how cold it feels. However, while the canal is frozen, the cycle paths are regularly gritted and salted and remain clear of ice.

Heading into Glimmen near Groningen in the Netherlands. There is snow all around again, but the cycle path is clear. As I took this photo I was gaining quite rapidly on the snow plough that you see in the photo. The cycle path between Gron ... [more]

Entering the village of Loon (pronounced like the English word "loan") near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the 30 km/h speed limit common to most villages, and how cyclists completely avoid what would be dangerous traffic calming as they en ... [more]

Cycle path next to frozen canal (people have been skating here recently) mostly cleared of yet another layer of snow, and regular cycle traffic continuing as it always does.

Yesterday's early snowfall turned to rain and you can see that this has washed away a lot of the remaining snow and ice. It's 2 C today, which is warmer than it's been for a month. This cycle path along the canal was kept clear by snow p ... [more]

Someone returning to the suburbs from the centre of the city by bicycle. The cycle path she is on goes through an underpass to avoid the traffic lights which drivers have to stop at. It has remained usable through all the ice and snow t ... [more]

Noordelijke Velomobieltocht 2010 near Assen. Wide cycle path in the countryside, two metres of which is cleared of snow - sufficient for two velomobiles to travel next to each other.

Northern velomobile ride near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the extremely wide cycle path completely clear of ice and snow, which was falling overnight a few hours beforehand.

Northern velomobile ride near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the completely clear, ploughed and gritted cycle path despite a few cm of snow a couple of hours earlier.

Another day, another snowy ride. A picture from the Northern Velomobile Ride, in Drenthe, Netherlands. Entering a village on a nice gritted minor road. Note the 30 km/h speed limit which is in most villages. 60 km/h is the speed limit for c ... [more]

Racing cyclists training in Assen in the snow next to a frozen canal. It's a good thing they can rely on getting some grip on the cycle path surface. Maybe we'll get a thaw eventually. Compare with #20221 which was taken two days later w ... [more]

Snow heaped high at the DIY in Assen. At least they've kept some of the cycle parking clear. These stands support bicycles very well, because they hold a good proportion of the front wheel. As they are of alternating heights they also al ... [more]

Snow continues to fall daily, including today. However, there great majority of cycle paths are still good to ride on and there are still plenty of cyclists in the centre of Assen, even as it goes dark enough that cyclists are reduced to a ... [more]

The snow continues to fall daily, but most of the cycle paths remain clear here in Assen.

Cyclists on cycle paths both sides of the road. The temperature remains below freezing, a little snow was falling when I took the photo, but cycle paths are clear of snow and ice and shopping trips are still by bike. Assen, Netherlands.

Still cold, but the postal delivery goes ahead by bike on cycle paths clear of snow and ice. Assen, Netherlands.

A group of children cycling together in Assen. Temperatures remain below zero, and the roads and cycle paths remain clear of ice and snow. Assen, Netherlands.

This cycle path in the countryside a few kilometres outside of Assen in the Netherlands is much more important than the road. Therefore the cycle path is clear while the road (on the left) is completely covered in snow. Video showing the pa ... [more]

A nice ride in the middle of the Dutch countryside when the temperature is -6 C and there is 12 cm of snow. The cycle paths were of course almost completely free of snow. More of the story plus video here: ... [more]

Cycle path on the route to a supermarket in Assen, Netherlands. Completely clear of snow, but not quite to the usual four metre width of the path. There is a road parallel to this cycle path, but it's on the opposite side of that canal. ... [more]

Cycle path completely clear of snow. Assen, Netherlands.

The snow plows are only two metres wide, while the cycle path is four metres wide. Some cycle paths therefore end up only half width in the middle of the winter. Assen, Netherlands.

Assen, 21st December 2009. Last Thursday and Friday we had 30 cm of snow. The snow continued over the weekend, and it was difficult for the gritters and snow-plows on the cycle paths to keep up. However, on Monday the cycle paths are almost ... [more]

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