Friday, July 06, 2012


We've changed our ADFC (German Cycling Club) section and are now members of the Mannheim group. We live in the Hessian town of Viernheim which is bordered on three sides by Baden-Württemberg. Normally in the ADFC one is assigned membership depending on where one lives. In our case we should be members of the Bergstraße County group whose centre lies 20 km to the north with inconvenient public transport links. However Mannheim is 12 km away and there is a reasonable tram system between Viernheim and Mannheim. It seemed more logical to change sections and after about twenty years we finally got round to it.
We went to Mannheim two weeks ago to the annual Radsalon - a mixture of market, exhibition and a bicycle parade through the twin cities of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen and helped on the ADFC stand.  We were supposedly helping people choose the best fitting cycle helmet, although as we had taken the Bromptons we ended up as ever discussing the merits of the über-folding bike and the advantages/disadvantages of folding bikes in general.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Another hire company in Heidelberg

We cycled through Heidelberg yesterday and discovered that Fahrradverleih an der Alten Brücke at the corner of Neckarstaden 52 and Lauerstraße 11, 69117 Heidelberg, T: 06221/65 444 60, eMail: info(AT), offers a wide range of bicycles for short-term and long-term hire.

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