I learned to cycle in the early sixties, in a village on the Maas, when a bicycle was just a bicycle and you only had to choose between the Beatles and the Stones 1. Primary school, high school, university, everything is always done by bicycle. Then various office jobs at government and business. I did cycling in my spare time. In 2002 I started a bicycle courier company in Nijmegen that grew into Velocity Bicycle Couriers with more than twenty employees. In 2015 it was time to do something different, but of course with cycling. Under the name De Fietsknecht I started building, repairing, renovating and restoring bicycles. When I got the chance at the end of 2016 to take over the Willie Willemse store on Willemsweg in Nijmegen, I didn't have to think long. In 2018 my wife and I moved to Cuijk. At the end of 2019 I also moved the workshop to Cuijk, where I now focus on repair and renovation. Local, small-scale and low-tech 2. No more shop, but a webshop. And simply under the name De Fietsknecht. In a village on the Maas.