I had occasion to visit Brussels, Belgium the other week. Only a short visit so I didn't get the opportunity to study the cycle infrastructure in any detail, but I did take a couple of pictures.
The weather in Brussels is just as wet and cold as the UK. Brussels clearly isn't noted for its cycle infrastructure, but it's still way ahead of the UK. If Brussels is in the second division by European standards, we're at the wrong end of the Ryman League.