Category Archives: Biking

A Vegan Surprise In The Valley Of Campanet

As Scandinavia continues to struggle to shake off the after effects of an El Nino somewhere, there is only one thing to do. Escape. Where better to leave the blustery winds and persistent rain battering Copenhagen, than hiking in the valley of Campanet and roaming the backbone of Mallorca, the mountains of the Serra de […]
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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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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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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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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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Copenhagen: 7 hours and 2 minutes

We have just passed the Winter Solstice in our corner of the northern hemisphere and for a few precious days, the amount of daylight time is frozen on 7 hours and 2 minutes. Although this can sound quite exotic for many visitors, especially from the southern hemisphere, but for many locals, it´s an ordeal bordering […]
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