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Totally unique and sparking design originality, the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path welcomed visitors in Eindhoven in the Netherlands for the first time on 12 November.

Inspired by the world-famous painting ‘Starry Night’, after dark visitors fully experience the amazing design and colour of the glowing stones. Alongside the artist Daan Roosegaarde, Heikmans developed the technology to illuminate the path.

The cycle path forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route that connects the Vincent van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, van Gogh’s homeland. Since last month, the cycle path has linked the two watermills, bridging the gap between contemporary design, innovation, cultural heritage and tourism in Brabant.

Following the completion of the cycle path, the area of Brainport East will gain the impetus to develop as a country park. The partners have jointly invested 700,000 euros in this pioneering cycle way.

Artist Daan Roosegaarde said, “I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way the technical combined with experience, that’s what techno-poetry means to me.”

To find out what happened when FitPro attended a plethora of group cycle sessions and to discover who got the stamp of approval and what could be tweaked, click here.