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Vintage Bike Ride in France (VIDEO)

Love vintage bicycling outfits, and vintage bikes? Who doesn’t. Throw in some beautiful French countryside, old towns, and landmarks, and you’ve got a pretty beautiful bike ride (and video). Here’s a video ad for such a bike ride (love it):

http://youtu.be/KEYQk1f90Mk

Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize, who shared the video above but is actually 100% about utilitarian bicycling (same here!), added that Denmark is having a non-utilitarian “bike ride” soon, as well. Here’s a video on it with more explanation from Mikael in English below:

http://youtu.be/6JZPWM7fnjM

Although something weird is happening in Denmark, too. A bunch of people are going for a “bike ride”. Normally something reserved for Emerging Bicycle Cultures, Danes are encouraged to ride a bicycle for the hell of it, and not just drop off kids at kindergarten, do the shopping or hit the town on a Friday night. Okay, not really for the hell of it…

The guy in the film – speaking Danish – is a celebrity tv and radio host and he’s selling “Denmark’s Largest Bicycle Caravan” in the spring, an initiative of a large Danish charity – ActionAid Denmark. The Tour de Future will set out from the top of Denmark – Skagen – and head to the parliament in Copenhagen. The goal is that Denmark must “take the lead for a green and sustainable future” at the Rio +20 Summit this summer.

Sounds impressive. Hopefully I can combine the ride when it comes through my neighbourhood with picking up the kids or something. 🙂




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