Author Archives: Andrea

The story of a Copenhagen icon

A bit of history from the Scandinavian Airlines magazine: Few things are as synonymous with Copenhagen as The Christiania Bike. An indispensable means of transport for rich and poor alike, which every day conveys thousands of families, party supplies, and van-loads of furniture around the Danish capital. As an alternative to the car, it has […]

Music Bikes make a hit across 14 cities for British Cycling City Rides

Guest blog by CycleHoop, a cycle parking provider, leading the industry in design and innovation. Did you know that Cyclehoop also provide sound systems for bike events? We love music so much that we have created a fleet of bespoke music bikes to bring something extra special to our bike rides. You will have seen […]

Time & Talents rolls out Cycling Without Age initiative

Originally published on Cargobike Life Following a generous donation from United Saint Saviour’s, a venerable charity based in Southwark and founded in 1541, Time & Talents kicked off an exciting initiative in October 2016, a chapter of Cycling Without Age in Rotherithe, with three cycle taxis. Cycling Without Age is a movement started in Denmark […]

Street cleaning in Graz

Every morning at 7, Alois starts his battle against rubbish on his iron horse, a Christiania Bike. Holding Graz reports: His job is fun. This can be seen in his smile when he climbs back onto his converted bike and pushes the bell like a tram. The signal for “Achtung, I am moving!” If Alois […]

Christiania Bikes, symbol of Copenhagen

Danish culture institution Golden Days has launched a new initiative to mark the 850 year anniversary of the City of Copenhagen. Named Københavnerkanon, it asks citizens what best represents modern day Copenhagen. Without attempting to influence contributions, the director of Golden Days, Svante Lindeburg has already named his candidate: The Christiania bike is the sum of almost everything I like […]

Homebase trials cargobikes

Guest post by our dealer, London Green Cycles, first appeared on their website We were delighted when Homebase approached us to set up a trial to use cargo bikes in their stores. The idea being to offer their customers free use of a Christiania cargo bike to help them bring home their bulky or heavy purchases […]

Caretaker on a cargobike

Guest post by Daniel Böhm; first published for Mobilitätsagentur Wien Mr. Talas is Vienna’s first caretaker on a cargobike. We meet him early on the 12th floor of a community building in the 9th district of Vienna. Mr. Talas and his team are part of a pilot project of the Wiener Wohnen Haus- & Aussenbetreuung (WWHA). The […]

The Bearded Barista of Edinburgh

Guest post by Gavin Smart. This article first appeared on Sprudge.com In a world of high-end retail outlets and expensive marketing campaigns, I’ve always held a strong affection for those trying to make their way on a limited budget. Originally hailing from Orkney, an island in the remote north of Scotland, veteran barista Lewis MacKenzie has […]

Florist enthused by cargobike trial

Guest post by Helen Clarke, a florist in Leytonstone who has benefited from the Free Cargobike Rental Scheme offered by Waltham Forest as part of its Mini Holland Programme. So a couple of weeks ago I signed up to borrow a Christiania cargobike from Waltham Forest as part of their Mini Holland scheme.  The idea behind […]

The Good Bike in Somers Town

Guest blog by London Green Cycles: An interesting initiative took place this week in Somers Town, an area in Central London, between Euston Station and the British Library, with a very ethnically diverse population. Creative regeneration specialists Clear Village and collaborative design group Eclective, took a Christiania cargobike out in the community. The idea was […]