27 February 2012
Dear Mr. Postman
The Royal Danish Mail uses bikes for delivery in all larger cities in Denmark. The postmen are easily recognisable with their red uniforms, yellow bikes and Royal insignia. For 7 years while at High School and University I used to deliver mail in Copenhagen myself. The postal bikes today are far better than the large and sturdy frames I used back then. A smaller front wheel helps ensure a stable and safer ride. Also the Post now uses cargo bikes - some of them with electric assist motors. Riding in shorts was a no-go back then. Every summer we would complain about having to endure the summer heat while running up and down the stair cases - typically 5 floors 50 times a day. Today there are official uniform shorts available. And of course - like most of the other postmen - I used to bike to the Post Office at 6am every morning. Happy cycling!