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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 Denmark Iceland England

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5 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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1 month 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.



3 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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4 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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5 months ago #9403451        
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We actually talked about this in German class today. My teacher said that there are more bikes than cars in Denmark and that you will get run over by a bike.

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6 months ago #9394488        
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I wish I could learn how to ride a bike again...



7 months ago #9382327        
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In England you must be good to keep from being run over by giant lorries.



8 months ago #9372374        
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@ForeverWhelmed
true.



8 months ago #9372341        
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@Zeust haha thank you. It's exactly the same here with drunk cyclists and drunk drivers, but yeah i gues it makes sense :)



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8 months ago #9372199        
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@ForeverWhelmed' #9372185' Maybe it depends on where you live? Here in the Netherlands cyclists are notorious for running red lights, showing risky behaviour, failing to indicate when they turn left or right, paying no attention to their surroundings, riding around without lighting when it's dark, I can go on and on... Of course there are horrible car drivers as well but they are usually found on the highway, Dutch car drivers tend to be quite civil on town roads. Perhaps it's different in Denmark? Though I've spent 3 months in Copenhagen and didn't really encounter bad drivers as far as I remember either. Maybe I'm just lucky.
Your accident sounds absolutely horrible by the way, sorry to hear about it. But I'm glad you still have your fingers.
I'll end with a funny thing: drunk driving is really looked down at and condemned while drunk cycling is considered quite normal. Though I guess on a bike you are predominantly a danger to yourself and not to others, and also the speeds are lower so you don't need to react as fast. It makes sense I guess. And how else to get home when public transport isn't driving around anymore?



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