24 December 2008
Train of Thought - Chic Christmas Transport
The days up to christmas are the busiest travel days of the year as Copenhageners and other Danes make their way around the country for Yule. We celebrate christmas on the 24th, in the evening, like the rest of Europe. There are poor sods who use contraptions called cars but the rail network is a major transport option for many and trains are green and chic.
And why not take your bike with you on the train, if your destination is out of cycle reach? The Intercity trains have some steps to negotiate, but that's not a worry for even the chic'est traveller.
Upon arrival, just pedal away down the platform into the low, bright December light towards your final destination, where family, roast duck and dancing around the christmas tree await.
It's busy so you may have to stand up with your bike on shorter journeys and if you don't fancy queueing for the train station elevator, just pop your bike on the escalator.
The local trains are happy to carry your bike, too, whether in a bicycle rack on the bike compartment or using a bike seatbelt to keep your ride nice and stabile.
You shouldn't have trouble finding the right compartment for bike transport although you may have to queue up for tickets. Not to worry. Christmas awaits at the end of the journey.
And you can dream about the presents you'll be getting as you roll across the landscape.
We'll take a little break for a few days over Yule. See you soon and have a lovely christmas.
With love, Copenhagen Cycle Chic.