Urban bicycle explorer
Have you ever experienced your city from a bike?
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!
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.