02/04/2014

Portraits of cyclists: Kata & Signa: “Cycling is not an identity, it's freedom”



(woman on the left) “I'm from Iceland. I cycle at least once a week. I live in a very small town in the south of Iceland and I'm almost the only person who cycle often. I cycle even if it's windy and even if my bike and I tilt. People look at me thinking that I'm a little bit weird to cycle. But still I keep on cycling. The weather doesn't matter, the opinion of the others doesn't. I love to cycle.”


(woman on the right) “I'm from Copenhagen and I cycle every single day.”

“As a Copenhagener, do you feel that you belong to a city with a specific identity related to cycling?”
“Cycling is not an identity, it's freedom!
I don't like to take the subway and to be underground. I prefer to enjoy the city and be able to stop when I run into a friend.” 

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30/03/2014

Portraits of cyclists: Johanna & Caroline:"When I cycle, I like to recognize people and stop to chat"

"We are from Copenhagen. We cycle everyday to go to school and to work."

"Do you cycle when you visit cities abroad?"
"Sometimes, in Barcelona for instance. But it seems that Copenhagen is a better city to cycle thanks to the bike tracks. In some cities, it seems kind of dangerous."

"What do you like when you cycle ?"
"I like to be able to recognize people. Then, you can just give them a wave or stop to chat with them. You can also spot stores easily."


"I have lot of good memories of biking with friends around the city to go to a party."

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19/03/2014

Portraits of cyclists - Norwegian girl - «Don't forget to put a big basket in front of your bicycle to carry your handbag»


« I'm from Norway. In Copenhagen, I use my bike every day which I did not do in Norway».
« Do you have something to say to women who read the blog from abroad ? »
«You can all cycle, wear the clothes you want, even cycle in high hills. It's just a matter of practice. Don't forget to put a big basket in front of your bicycle to carry your handbag.»

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12/03/2014

Portraits of cyclists: Natalie - «I bike when I go shopping because it's easier to carry all the bags »

« I'm from Copenhagen and I bike during the week-end to come to the city center. »

« I bought my bicycle when I moved to Copenhagen. I use it mostly in my spare time when I go shopping like today because it's easier to carry all the bags thanks to the basket. »

Natalie is the fashion blogger of http://natulia.com/. Check out her looks and tips.






























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09/03/2014

CPH Classico – Quand rétro rime avec vélo


Un retour dans le passé, au temps où les cyclistes étaient vêtus de costumes de tweed, de robes cintrées, de chapeaux et de chaussures à bout rond: c'est ce que CPH Classico propose aux habitants de Copenhague. Ils sont déjà habitués à voir quotidiennement des myriades de cyclistes faire du vélo en étant “bien habillés”. Mais durant l'évènement CPH Classico, les amoureux de la culture cyclable, que ce soit les cyclistes des villes ou les plus sportifs, seront spécialement mis à l'honneur.

La course CPH Classico se déroulera dans les rues de Copenhague le 22 Juin prochain. Le dress code est le suivant : look Rétro et Classique!
Vous pouvez consulter le parcours ici. Pas de précipitations, le but est de parader, pas de finir premier sur la ligne d'arrivée. En chemin, vous aurez le temps de discuter avec les autres coureurs et de vous hydrater... au champagne en vous arrêtant aux « bubble-stops ». A l'arrivée, un pique-nique vous attend à Onkel Dannys Plads (quartier de Vesterbro). Parce que chaque détail compte, la course sera escortée par des policiers conduisant d'anciennes motos.

Cet évènement unique est organisé par CPH Made (une organisation regroupant les artisans de Copenhague), par Recycle (un magasin restaurant de magnifiques vieux vélos) et par le plus célèbre des cyclistes danois Brian Holm.

Les organisateurs attendent plusieurs centaines de participants à cette course festive et estivale qui se déroule pour la première fois dans les rues de la capitale danoise.

Il est dorénavant temps de vous inscrire et de partir en quête de votre tenue vintage, d'une paire de lunettes de soleil rétro et d'un chapeau d'antan...

Pour plus de détails, voici le site web de l'évènement: www.copenhagenclassico.dk

CPH Classico – Bicyles & Vintage clothes in the streets of Copenhagen

courtesy of CPH Classico

A journey in the past, when cyclists wore waist dresses, tweet suits, hats and round nose shoes : this is what CPH Classico is proposing to the Copenhageners. Actually, in the « city of cyclists », people are already used to see cyclists well dressed. But, for a day, the CPH Classico will highlight cyclists keeping alive the true bicycle culture, be it urban or sporty.

The CPH Classico race is going to take place in the streets of Copenhagen on June 22th. The dress code : Retro and Classic looks !
Check out the route here. No rush, the aim is to parade not to fight to be the first at the finish line. The most elegant cyclists will be awarded. On the way, cyclists will have time to chat and to hydrate themselves by... drinking champagne at the «Bubble-stops». At the end of the journey, a picnic will be organised at Onkel Dannys Plads (Vesterbro).

Each detail counts, so the parade will be escorted by policemen riding vintage motorcycles.

This exciting and unique event is organised by CPH Made (organisation which gathers the craftsmen of Copenhagen), Recycles (a bike shop which restores beautiful old bikes) and the most famous Danish cyclist Brian Holm.

The organisers expect hundreds of cyclists to join this summer event, taking place for the first time in the Danish capital.

It's time for you to sign up and start looking for vintage outfits, retro glasses, hats of yesteryear... Here is the website.
On my side, I'm looking forward to attend this bike event and take pictures of elegant vintage cyclists.

06/03/2014

Portraits of cyclists: «When I cycle, I appreciate more the city »


 « I'm from Copenhagen and I cycle every day. I don't own a car. This bicycle is my dad's bike. It's a Raleigh (from their Danish collection). He always talks about this brand. »

« I own a bike and not a car because it's easier to get around. Wherever you want to go to,  you can pretty much get there in 20 or 25 minutes. It's more convenient and you get some exercise. It's almost a meditative moment.»

« What do you like the most about cycling? »

« Compare to a car, I fell that I'm much more aware of my surroundings. I notice more details around me and I appreciate more the city.»



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25/02/2014

Portraits of cyclists: « It's my first ladies bike »

«I'm from Jutland. I cycle everyday since I arrived in Copenhagen six year ago. I used to cycle in Jutland too.»

« Do you know how many bike did you get so far in your life ? »
« In Copenhagen, I had twelve bikes but it's my first ladies bike. I have ride men bikes all my life before. »

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