Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Those Crazy Danes - on a bicycle made for...three!

You all know that the Danes are big bike enthusiasts, right? That's why I did a Scaredy Cat Challenge a few weeks back Can you smell carrots? in order to get me back in the saddle... There are cyclepaths the length and breadth of the country and lots of kids bike to school. No such thing as schoolbuses here, that's only something we see in Hollywood films. And the Danes bike all year round - in all weathers. I'm sure I've told you before that the Danes have a quaint saying "Dårligt vejr findes ikke - kun forkert påklædning!" (There's no such thing as bad weather - just the wrong clothing!)

But did you know that really, teeny tiny Danes bike to kindergarten? And crèche? They get to ride in style in one of these...



I think they probably painted the names on this one to avoid it being stolen. No wonder, as the going rate for a cycle trailer is about 4,000 Danish kroner. About £460 or $660! Mind you, there's space to fit two or three very small Scandinavians in one of these things...



They come in all shapes and sizes. And colours...I love pink and turquoise together! :)



Pink not your thing? How about camouflage?



Whatever colour you go for, just remember that it isn't always sunny in Wonderful Copenhagen. Remember that rain hood!



Hope you have a wheely wonderful Wednesday! :)

3 comments:

Sassy Jen said...

I've seen these on Cycle Chic and have learned about the cycle culture of Copenhagen and other cities world wide. It's so cool!

"There's no such thing as bad weather - just the wrong clothing!" is so true. Dare I say, I've biked in skirts with wedge heels thanks in part to this site. Of course taking the weather into consideration;) No winter riding here though, unless your into extreme sports!

JoAnna said...

How cute!
We have a neat organization called Rails to Trails which promotes the transformation of old railroad tracks into bike paths. Unfortunately we don't live near one of the many trails but we're close enough to make a day trip to ride several wonderfully FLAT miles.

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Was just thinking, if the three of us used one of these bikes, who would pedal and who would get to sit up front? ;D