Check out this inspiring article in The Independent on Sunday Magazine by Robin Barton on 18th October 2009. “On your bike: What the world can learn about cycling from Copenhagen”, talks about how Copenhagen is bursting with eco-friendly solutions that the world’s leaders would benefit from taking a closer look at when they arrive in the city for COP15, the UN’s Climate Change Conference in December. 

Whilst in Copenhagen the journalist, Robin Barton, stopped by the Velorbis flagship store for a visit and an interview with Velorbisfounding partner Ken Bødiker.  Robin writes the following about Velorbis

”Surprisingly, for a city with as many bicycles as people, Copenhagen’s most fashionable bike company began life in London.  He’d noticed that his native Copenhagen had something to export to London: a culture of urban cycling. Three years later and Bødiker has opened a flagship store in sedate Frederiksberg and exports his German-made town bikes to the UK, US and Australia. 

He lends me a Scrap Deluxe, a pepped-up, Dutch-style model with lights, mudguards, a rack and kickstand that counts Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers among its owners, and I set off to discover how Copenhagen is offering a vision of the 21st-century city.

The article also talks about urban sustainability in various areas of the city and Copenhagen cycling culture in general. Read The Independent on Sunday article in full.

Check out this inspiring article in The Independent on Sunday Magazine by Robin Barton on 18th October 2009. “On your bike: What the world can learn about cycling from Copenhagen”, talks about how Copenhagen is bursting with eco-friendly solutions that the world’s leaders would benefit from taking a closer look at when they arrive in the city for COP15, the UN’s Climate Change Conference in December. 

Whilst in Copenhagen the journalist, Robin Barton, stopped by the Velorbis flagship store for a visit and an interview with Velorbisfounding partner Ken Bødiker.  Robin writes the following about Velorbis

”Surprisingly, for a city with as many bicycles as people, Copenhagen’s most fashionable bike company began life in London.  He’d noticed that his native Copenhagen had something to export to London: a culture of urban cycling. Three years later and Bødiker has opened a flagship store in sedate Frederiksberg and exports his German-made town bikes to the UK, US and Australia. 

He lends me a Scrap Deluxe, a pepped-up, Dutch-style model with lights, mudguards, a rack and kickstand that counts Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers among its owners, and I set off to discover how Copenhagen is offering a vision of the 21st-century city.

The article also talks about urban sustainability in various areas of the city and Copenhagen cycling culture in general. Read The Independent on Sunday article in full.

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We came across another great piece illustrating the impeccable influence of Copenhagen cycling culture worldwide. This time in the Big Apple – NYC.

In the Streetsblog New York article by Sarah Goodyear – Copenhagen Cycle Ambassador Says Bikes Are Hot” – our friend and cycling ambassador from Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize streetstyle blogs, Mikael Colville-Andersen talks about how bicycles need to be promoted in a mainstream way not just for particular sub-cultures or a lycra clad few. 

Apparently in Copenhagen 37% of commuters use bikes, and 55% of trips are made on two wheels.
Colville-Andersen points out that people on bikes in Copenhagen “are not ‘cyclists’ — they’re people. On bikes.”

We’d like to interject the word ‘stylish’ into that sentence.
Velorbis is dedicated to supporting and equipping stylish people on bikes. 

Read more interesting facts in the Streetsblog New York article, such as how Denmark’s long-term visionary urban planning has created a cycling oasis that makes people feel safe on their bicycles. This type of infrastructure and culture would be amazing in a vibrant, fashion-forward city such as New York. Hopefully it’s around the corner.