On this page you will get all the details you need to know about cycling-review.net and how it started and goes forward. In addition you will find some interesting details about the logo design and the creative aspects.
Finally you will find a contact form in case you need to drop me some feedback or ask a question that is not suitable for article comments.
How cycling-review.net started
I started riding road bikes about 30 years ago in 1990, on an old blue steel Motobecane road bike of my dad with a simplex drivetrain. This is where the passion for cycling started in the hilly Zuid Limburg province of the Netherlands, the area of the Amstel Gold Race.
- My first mountain bike was a Giant Terrago, after which the GT Zaskar LE was my single-track shredder of choice;
- After Giant Bicycles launched the Total Compact Road in 1997 this became my road bike model of choice;
- Around 1999 I joined Tourclub Kerkrade and are an active member ever since;
I wanted to give my personal blog in 2021 more clarity and focus on topics like innovation, entrepreneurship and personal development. Therefore it made sense to have a dedicated domain and website where the cycling related product reviews could land. And with a domain registration the new cycling-review.net WordPress project was born.
I try to combine my professional background -mechanical engineering and business administration- with my hobbies -photography and cycling-. The focus is to provide high quality technical reviews of cycling related products and services, distributed over the categories below:
Hopefully the site tagline is explained now: “Quality information about cycling products from a mechanical engineer on a bike“
About the logo design by Noëlle Benders
For my personal blog I purchased an exclusive logo back than. However the girl next door, Noëlle Benders, develops creative campaigns, enjoys photography and design. So after an intake questionnaire and a brainstorm she developed a couple of concepts. The logo concept that was finalized below …
In all its simplicity it is brilliantly done. Above the characters CYC you can see a hex-key. A set of hex-keys/allen keys is the must have tool for everyone owning a bike. However if you use your imagination a little bit you can also see a cyclist on a bike in it. And this combination of tool, symbolism and simplicity make it a well done logo design that I’m super happy about.
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