11 January 2017

Life-sized Copenhagen


The Little Mermaid isn't small. She's life-size. Much like city she calls home, and that is the key word for everything here in Copenhagen. Greatest thing about this city is motion. It is never ending flow of happy people heading from A to B. In the 1960's this city was as car centric as any other city. Visionary decisions were made and now we can see the result of constant fight for life-sized city. City that is made for people, for its citizens. The vast network of safe, segregated bike lanes criss-crossing the city has encouraged people to use their bicycle. Everything starts with infrastructure. Build safe, reliable and connected infrastructure - more cyclists will come.

Image above proves the liveliness of this city, the human scale that Copenhagen stands for. To Cycle Chic in this city is so easy. It just comes naturally.

Happy Cycling!

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8 January 2017

Bicyle Icicles

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Suddenly an icy cold wind swept over Copenhagen from the North Pole, chilling everyone to the bone. Even if the temperature only reached freezing, a brutal wind put turbo on the chill factor. Afterwards the temperature dropped like a rock. Still the bikes kept rolling. Above: cutting through the morning sun in carefree elegance. Below: Keep Calm and Bike!

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Yup. There's iciles in that Viking's beard!


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Not to disappoint, here's the Authentic Iced Bike.



Happy Cycling!


7 January 2017

Squad Goals: Cycle Squad.



A group of friends cycling together on a chill afternoon. Tribe mentality, happy traveling.



A family cycling together on that same chill afternoon. Tribe mentality, safe traveling.

We all search for a good company, life is better spent that way. Life is also better spent in a city where you can ride along with your favorite company and spend a good time moving from point A to point B. Mobility and a good company should go hand in hand. Mobility and a good time should also go hand in hand.

Happy cycling!

6 January 2017

Age is Not an Issue


A humanistic, people-friendly city is first and foremost an accessible city, where mobility is possible for all. Copenhagen is a perfect example for that. The Danish cycle culture is as old as bicycle itself. With the best practice bicycle infrastructure, it is easy to spot older people cycling everyday. These ladies ether running their daily errands, going to work or just taking in that winter breeze, use their bikes to do that. Just beautiful!


Wind chill is not a problem. Just put on bigger scarf.


All set. Full front basket and package on the back rack.

In Copenhagen everyone meets on a cycling lane. Young or old, men or women, single or with family. Everyone is cycling!

Happy Cycling!

5 January 2017

Look Out for Cargo Ladies


Three-wheeled cargo bikes with ladies by the handlebars are a familiar sight in Copenhagen – they are the perfect solution for urbanites wanting to drop the kids off at nursery or simply after attacking the local shopping mall during the weekend. Cargo bikes give you freedom to move and bring the stuff that you need in your everyday life without any problem. Moreover, the infrastructure in Copenhagen is designed wide enough to provide the space for cargo bikes, so you never feel unwelcome. 

Cargo bike with the kid and the dog inside. Why not. 



Cycle track wide enough to ride along with your older child and while the youngest is still inside the cargo bike.


Catching the sunlight together is the best way.


In other cities you would probably see these people in the car. Not in Copenhagen.


There are no excuses. You can look elegant and chic also while riding cargo bike.

These ladies look as good as people taking public transport, car or walking. Urban cycling, even with cargo bikes, is an everyday activity that does not limit you from dressing up nicely. You can cycle and still look pretty, be healthy and overall happy. You can pick up your kids from school or go grocery shopping. Cargo bike is the right choice when it comes to mobility in the city!!!

Happy Cycling!

4 January 2017

About the Cool Guys



The colour black persists. It is the essence of the men in Copenhagen. At least that's how it feels when you are trying to capture the ordinary Copenhagener. Why do so many Danes wear black? As simple as it is - it keeps you warm! Especially in winter, when sunlight is sparse and temperatures dip. Black absorbs heat, and so wearing more black is a practical method of thermal isolation. 



You can feel the desire to maintain an understated image within Copenhageners, which essentially appears to be the accepted norm, people living in Copenhagen play it safe (together with the infrastructure that is made out of the best practice paying attention to its user) by donning neutral-colored apparel within the city that gives understated feeling in minimalist architecture and interior, hardly any huge advertisements... However, individuals can still stand out through details when you know where to look, like the trimmings of a coat, the silhouette of sneakers, or a flash of a piercing.

3 January 2017

Good Morning 2017!

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Struggling to get out of bed on the first working day after New Year's Eve? This morning lots of Copenhagen cyclists seemed to have fought their way from bed side to street level. Still a few were striding out in style. Like this elegant Lady with her sleek curry coat, motor gloves and chic French PomPom ready to make 2017 another amazing year.


Happy Cycling!


2 January 2017

Lighten Up (Let the Sun Shine Through)

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Keep those lazy eyes open! For when the sun bursts like fire in the middle of a crowd. Or let's us admire a solitary curly top.

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And nature's light frames a picture perfect.


Happy Cycling!


1 January 2017

Welcome 2017!

What can we expect in 2017? A lot of Cycle Chic Copenhagen Cyclists! Here a little preview:

JANUARY
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Braving the snow.


FEBRUARY
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Desperately pretending its not that cold.


MARCH
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Looking for the sun to break through.


APRIL
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Enjoying those good days when we can.


MAY
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Carefree cycling is back - with a vengence.


JUNE
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Everything is possible!


JULY
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Copenhagen's best month no matter what.


AUGUST
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Heading for the beach - while we still can.


SEPTEMBER
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Playing it cool.


OCTOBER
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Hats and gloves coming back on.


NOVEMBER
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Getting ready for another Winter


DECEMBER
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Dreaming of the best X-mas gift ever!

Happy Cycling!

31 December 2016

New Year's Resolution 2017

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No need to resolve to cycle more, be more chic or both. Let it come naturally to you. But do promise yourself to have more fun - every day!


Happy Cycling!




30 December 2016

Bicycle Bears

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Ready for that Bear hug? Looking warm and cosy.


Happy Cycling!


29 December 2016

08:39:29 Sunrise.

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Today is the latest sunrise during the year in Denmark. 08:39:29 to be exact. That is if the sun pops up. However, when it occasionally obliges the sun immerses the entire city in a soft golden light that transforms your mundane morning commute into a splendid spectacle.

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Golden hour always makes me happy. What about you?


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The golden spell seems to last forever here @11:30.


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Enjoy cutting the sun's rays with your friends!


Happy Cycling!






25 December 2016

Christmas Time





With the Christmas decorations on the background and this beautiful lady in front. Gracefully crossing the intersection in her brown and beige tones. Coat, boots, bag, impressive hat and even gloves...
We see her as this years Christmas Cycle Chic Icon !!! With her urban bicycle, outfit and the way of cycling she is everything that Cycle Chic represents.

Marry Christmas and Happy Cycling!

24 December 2016

Santa on the Roll!

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Guess who's in town?! No snow yet so a cycle beats the sleigh.


Happy Cycling - and Happy X-mas!

Christmas Eve


It is Christmas Eve today. And we wanted to share these two ladies. Both dressed in red. Both Cycle Chic.

Red coat and Christmas tree in the back. In the basket - maybe presents?


All red and mixed in different knits. In the basket - maybe presents as well?


Happy Christmas Eve Cycling!