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When I moved to England I noticed a lot of differences from Denmark. When I moved back to Denmark I noticed even more. One being that "cyclist" means different things.

In Denmark a cyclist just means a person on a bike (and most Danes are cyclists), but in England it's mostly used about people who are really really REALLY into bikes.


27th May 2014

Tagged in Iceland England Denmark

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4 months ago #9464000        
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In America, being a cyclist means you have a lot of money to spend on a bike.

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10 months ago #9405842        
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hahaha so we do in China XD~ Well, Im a skilled and polite rider(if I could say that) at home but in Denmark I feel like never ride a bike before! both bikes and traffic rules r something different. Im doubting if I should give up cycling to stop myself from being a 'road killer'...

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5 days ago #9494905        
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I stopped biking for the sake of road safety in New Zealand...



1 month ago #9488891        
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Ive never rode a bike, nor do i aspire to,

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2 months ago #9482236        
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I never learned how to ride a bike! D:

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mart021e

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3 months ago #9471513        
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It live in Denmark and I don't have a bike *sop*



3 months ago #9469454        
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and I STILL can't ride a bike :/

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6 months ago #9443840        
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There's a story of a British cyclist who pedaled through a red light. A bobby pulled him aside and snarled, "Who do you think you are- Reg Harris?" Reg Harris was the British cycling champion and the guy the policeman pulled over.



8 months ago #9418778        
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Can I point out the fact that Iceland is seemingly afraid of getting ran over by a bike but isn't afraid of lava. Haha

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Boz-pot

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8 months ago #9416352        
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It can be quite difficult to be a cyclist in England, and other parts of Britain. There are not nearly enough facilities e.g. cycle lanes, bike racks, space on trains, and many motorists dislike cyclists, thinking that they get in the way. On more than one occasion, when I've taken my bike on the train, somebody has asked me why I need to be on the train and why I'm not cycling the entire journey. Well, sometimes it's just not possible if your journey is very long or you have time constraints. Unfortunately, we're seriously lagging behind compared with other countries, when it comes to being cycle-friendly. Also, England has many hilly areas, in particular Yorkshire where I live. You've got to be really keen to want to cycle there!

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