Soraya moved to Brussels not too long ago. She has been cycling the city daily for 2 years now. The Bike Experience Biker training gave her the boost she needed to start cycling in Brussels, and now she wants to share her passion with as many people as possible.
How did you get about before you started cycling, and why did you switch?
Before, I mainly took
public transportation. Now, I bike because it offers a lot more freedom, and I
can reach certain places a lot more easily. It is also more ecological and
better for my health. Two years ago, when I had just bought my bike, I participated
in the Biker training course as I thought it might be interesting to learn the
rules of the road, get to know all the signs, and receive some tips to better
understand cycling in Brussels.
Today, I’d like to give
back to other people who want to get started. One day I hope to see more bikes
than cars on the road.
How did you find out about Pro Velo and the Bike Experience
It's been quite a long
time actually... I think I was just passing through rue de Londres – I do not
live very far -, noticed the name "Pro Velo", and decided to check it
out. I had just bought my bike and was looking for help to get me started.
What are your motivations as Coach?
To help people who
do not yet feel safe enough to cycle the city. I know quite a lot of people who
do not use their bikes because they do not feel sufficiently comfortable in
city traffic. I want to serve as an example to encourage others to get on their
bikes as well.
As Coach, what does Bike Experience offer you?
To master the rules
of the road and to acquire teaching methods to transmit my passion.