4 May 2008
Cycle Chic Goes To Sweden
Zipping across Stora Torg [Large Square] in the Malmö sunshine.
Malmö is Sweden's third largest city and it Sweden's leading bike city. Bikes are an important part of life here, just as they are in dozens and dozens of European cities. While we will go to our grave claiming that Copenhagen is the most stylish capital in Europe, Malmö does have it's flashes of cycle chic.
Most importantly, the citizens have understood, like millions of others around the world, that urban cycling is something to be done in your normal clothes and on normal bikes. There are great segregated bike lanes and infrastructure and bikes abound in bike racks all over the city.
It's the easiest way to get around town.
Bring a friend down to the harbour and have a laugh.
Stylish Swedish Gentleman by the harbour.
High heeled cycling, Malmö style.
Heading to the harbour for some afternoon sunshine.
A hub of fashionable cyclists.
Dapper chap transporting toilet paper.
Cool old school chain guard on a Swedish Crescent bike.
Looks like any Central Station in Northern Europe.