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Urban bicycle explorer

 

Have you ever experienced your city from a bike? 

 
 
Let me start with a scenario. You have just arrived in a new city, a place, for the very first time and you feel this intense curiosity, your senses are sharpened. You notice every detail of every building, feel the wind in your hair, and experience the constantly busy and buzzing city and all its people. Taking it all in. This might be the last time you see this place? This feeling, at least for me, is the essence of traveling and seeing new places. But have you ever felt that about your own city?
— Oliver, Founder of Behind Handlebars
 
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The beginning

The realization I had a couple of years ago was that I didn’t really know my city. I took the details for granted; the architecture, the views and everything that makes Copenhagen unique. I wanted to change that. I wanted to get that feeling of wonder that you get when you visit a city for the first time. I grabbed my bike and decided to go see some of the attractions that tourists see when they visit Copenhagen. Instead of just pedalling past it as I normally did, I stopped. Stopped and actually looked at my city. It was wonderful!

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About me

My name is Oliver Emil Andersen, I am a 26 year old bicycling explorer from Copenhagen, and every day I document my life behind handlebars on my instagram: 'behindhandlebars'. Born and raised in Copenhagen, a bicycle has always been an important aspect of my life and how I experience my city, and the decision to show Copenhagen from a perspective that is very Danish: from behind the handlebars, was therefore a natural way of documenting my life and my city. My goal is to inspire people all around the globe to bike and use it as a tool for exploration and pleasure in their life. 


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