02/08/2015

why you should hire a bike in Copenhagen

It’s pretty well known that bikes are a popular thing over in Denmark. They have a totally different attitude to it than we do in the UK, with bikes having right of way on the roads, and separate cycle lanes almost anywhere in the city. Copenhagen is so flat, getting around on a bike is super simple and my sister and her boyfriend both have their own.

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Sometimes I just ride my bike, to nowhere, to see nothing. Just so I can ride my bike.

On my first day visiting this trip, we decided to hire me a bike to get around. I said I wanted a true ‘biking around the city in the sunshine’ experience and that’s what I got. (I won’t add that the style of bikes they have in Denmark have a back-peddle braking system and it’s a totally nerve-racking experience trying to stop in amongst other bikes without a hand brake – cue sweaty palms). Once I got into the flow of things, it felt good to be cycling around and seeing the city whoosh past. I’ll admit I felt like a true local.

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T-Shirt – Primark | Dungarees – H&M | Birkenstocks – Amazon | Sunglasses – Rayban

 Although the temperature was around 17/18 degrees, dungarees were the obvious choice for scooting around town. Bikes are no place for skirts and you get pretty toasty with the physical exertion! Teamed with a simple long sleeved tee, my sister’s questionable Scandi backpack (complete with rain coat), Birks and sunnies, I was set for a day of pretty up and down weather.

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