Category Archives: Biking

Recycles: Craftsmanship And Sustainability Combined

It was the sign over the counter that caught my eye. The Raleigh sign in all its neon retro glory, took me back to my home town of Nottingham, when this bike manufacturer was the pride of the East Midlands and the UK. I shared my nostalgic story with the co-owner of Recycles, Mikkel Due, […]
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COBE: OUR URBAN LIVING ROOM

Copenhagen’s transformation from an archaic industrial and harbor metropolis to an environmental and user-friendly city during the last 10 years has been well documented. The rejuvenation of the Danish capital’s waterfront, the pedestrian and biking infrastructure, the redevelopment of public spaces and attracting young families back into the city with contemporary residential projects, have become […]
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Copenhagen’s Harbor, Full Circle

It has been along time coming. The jinxed Inner Harbor Bridge opened a couple of weeks ago in Copenhagen, not so much to a stirring fanfare more of a deep sigh of relief. The Inner Harbor Bridge, now connects central Copenhagen to Amager for pedestrians and cyclists and though the 3 year delay has been […]
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CAFX 2016: Copenhagen Parading Its Architecture

The Copenhagen Festival – CAFX, opened this Thursday and was promptly greeted by the Spring’s first hint of something better to come. There is nothing better than witnessing Copenhagen’s classical buildings and waterfront bathed and draped in luscious sunlight. The festival founders, Josephine Michau, Peter Møller Rasmussen and Mads Farsø have extended the program this year embracing […]
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Cycling Through Life

I must have been around 4 years old when the training wheels finally came off my first bike and suddenly I had Gedling Grove at my mercy. Since those heady days back in my native Nottingham, a city famed for manufacturing Raleigh bicycles, a bike has always been close at hand. The different phases of […]
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Nørreport: A Public Space That Works

For as long as I can remember, Nørreport has been a raw and chaotic island, caught in central Copenhagen between the city’s medieval past and the urban neighborhood, Nørrebro. The metro, train and S-train station at Nørreport, a vital transport hub for Copenhagen’s commuters, has over 200,000 passengers passing through it daily, with it’s surrounding public space being an […]
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Copenhagen´s New Icon: The Circle Bridge

Copenhagen’s latest contribution to it’s harbor’s bridges, The Circle Bridge, officially opened yesterday to a fanfare fit for kings. This majestic and playful construction harmonizes beautifully with Copenhagen’s maritime tradition and yet it is so much more. The creator of this unique construction, the artist Olafur Eliasson, has provided Copenhagen with not only a passage linking […]
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Skanör, On Copenhagen’s Doorstep

For a couple of glorious days the summer came to Skanör, just as I was beginning to lose hope. On Copenhagen’s doorstep, a hop, skip and jump under and over the Øresund Bridge, followed by a wonderful 30 kilometer bike ride through Southern Sweden’s gentle landscape, is a little gem waiting to be rediscovered. The […]
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The Last Clip

On a Sunday afternoon in September in 1981, I arrived at Copenhagen Central Station for the first time to warm embraces and kisses by my future wife, Jette. She then gave me a gift of a 2 zone, 10 trip ticket, a kind of a welcome to Copenhagen and its public transport system. For 34 years, […]
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A Snake that Bikes

As we wait patiently for the completion of another unique waterfront construction, The Circle Bridge, designed by the Icelandic and Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson, we can ponder and marvel at how Copenhagen’s cyclists have taken to the harbor’s latest innovative project, The Bicycle Snake. Before the opening this ingenious link between two of Copenhagen’s thriving districts […]
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