He has a passion for roller skating and for anything with wheels ! Every morning, Minoustate leaves Vilvoorde, where he lives, by bike to join the European Institutions area, where he works, alongside the Willebroek canal, crossing the Pont Van Praet and through Schaerbeek. Are you up to the challenge and willing to follow him part or all of the way? Then contact him here.
Thirty kilometers round trip daily, come rain or shine? That will certainly not stop this forever young father of 4 – and soon 5! – who firmly believes that getting around by bike, in addition to maintain one’s shape, is "a way of respecting our environment for future generations to enjoy."
And in his case, future generations are already briefed as, every morning, "Mrs Minoustate" drops the children at school riding her carrier cycle and then continues the trip to Brussels with her husband. A journey that will go from bucolic, to industrial and finally urban sceneries but always along secondary roads. Minoustate says : "My timing is about 35 to 45 minutes and my wife’s is 55 minutes. Good news is I recently challenged the Mayor of Vilvoorde who told me about an existing project to develop a bike path along the canal! Once in Brussels, road facilities for cyclists exist, of course, but I find that the bike still has not conquered its full place in the traffic nor ... in the minds of Brussels automobilists! I remain positive, however: changes towards slow mobility ... are still slow but moving faster in recent years ". To contact me : Minoustate