Danes and their bikes…

Earlier this morning it started snowing quite heavily, so I grabbed my camera bag, threw it in the car and headed up north to the forest close to where I work… I thought I would be the only one out in this weather, but I came across these three determined guys...

Those of you who are not familiar with Denmark and Danish culture probably don't know that Denmark holds the second place as the country with most bikes per capita (Netherlands holds first place), and it's said that we have the most bicycle-friendly infrastructure in the world... Everybody here owns a bike (I honestly don't know a single Dane who does not own a bike). Children here learn to ride a bike around the age of 3-4 years (some even earlier). And even our Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik travel around Copenhagen by bike - every now and then foreign media brings a photo of them taking their kids to school/kindergarten by bike ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3427493/Crown-Princess-Mary-braves-snow-cycle-children-school-bitterly-cold-Copenhagen.html ).
So - bikes are definately a huge thing here... but to be honest I don't think that I would ever think to bring mine out for a trip during weather like this :-)...

Gear used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 + M42 to micro 4/3 Adapter + Tair-11 f2.8/133mm.
Great capture! Loved to read the story behind it.
posted February 11th, 2018  
danes are hardy people to cycle in the snow,lovely picture in b/w.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Love your image and all the info about bikes in Denmark. Great photos of the princess - now that's what I call a REAL princess!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Nice capture
posted February 11th, 2018  
great capture ~ fav
posted February 11th, 2018  
great sense of the weather!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Very nice shot. Love the threes
posted February 11th, 2018  
Super image!
posted February 12th, 2018  
cool fav
posted February 12th, 2018  
Now that’s dedication.....for all four of you! Thanks for the info too, very cool to learn about other cultures.
posted February 12th, 2018  
Fantastic capture.
posted February 12th, 2018  
Great capture ! We've got more bikes, you've got more snow .. ha haa !
posted February 12th, 2018  
I'm a fair weather cyclist nowadays! great shot.
posted February 12th, 2018  
That's dedication! Wonderful shot to show off your country's cycling enthusiasm!
posted February 12th, 2018  
Such a great capture!
posted February 12th, 2018  
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