The wind in The Netherlands is constant and relentless – especially if you ride a bicycle. Often it is invisible – trees and blades of grass appear upright and stationary when the reality is that when a bike comes into play, headwinds make forward momentum a challenge, whilst cross-winds constantly buffet and blow.
The one thing the wind never, ever does, is blow from behind and speed you along – just look at the video – the windmill and I are both facing the same direction … The difference? Only one of us is harnessing the power of the wind …
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