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Texts for cycling routes

picture of cover 4x walcherenNow in stores: 4x Walcheren, a small book containing 4 cycling routes on Walcheren. The texts in the book were written by me. Walcheren is a small peninsula in the Dutch province of Zeeland and is ideal for cycling (flat and beautiful).

Routes
I have written books like this before, but in this case the routes were already set out, which added a new dimension. As it turned out, once I studied the routes for a bit, an overlaying theme for each route was easily found.

Audio fragments
Aside from the texts, I also arranged audio fragments that cyclists can listen to en route. For instance, once you arrive in the village of Westkapelle, you can find out via an audio fragment what it was like to work there ‘in the olden days’.

More info on texts
More info on 4x Walcheren (in Dutch)