EVERYONE cycles in Amsterdam. Everywhere you look there are people zooming around on bikes, weaving in and out of pedestrians and vehicles alike, seemingly without regard for their own or others' safety.
I thought it would be a nice idea to have a go at cycling around Amsterdam. What I didn't know, is that I would be taking my life into my own hands.
As I picked up my slightly-too-big bike at the hire shop, I looked at it and I realised something was missing.
So I got on my too big bike with no brakes to speak of and no helmet and I launched myself into the Amsterdam traffic. Where you drive on the right.