Monumental Motion – A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark

Posted 14 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

As part of Bike Week, Dublin City Council and the Danish Embassy will host an exhibition of the work of renowned Danish photographer and urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. The exhibition, titled “Monumental Motion -A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark“, comes to Gallery No 1, Castle Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 21st June, having toured Europe after premiering in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2011. The exhibition will be launched by the Lord Mayor Andrew Montague  and will be on display for one week.

The title of the exhibition highlights the fact that one of Denmark’s greatest monuments is their bicycle culture and the vast network of bicycle infrastructure that has been erected as living legacy of sustainable living. Each and every day in Copenhagen, hundreds of thousands of citizens go about their daily lives on bicycles. Each of them everchanging bricks in a vibrant, architectural structure of human-powered movement. Wind turbines are a poignant symbol of modern Danish society but the constant mass motion of their cycling citizens is organic, dynamic and, perhaps, the greatest monument Denmark has ever erected.

In this unique photo exhibition, Mikael Colville-Andersen highlights 50 photographs that define a cycling life in The City of Cyclists. For over 4 years he has documented bicycle culture in the Danish capital and, surprisingly, he is the first person to do so in such great detail in 125 years of the bicycle. The result is 50 photographs – chosen out of over 10,000 – that tell a story of how the bicycle plays an integral role in Copenhagen life.

 

Bike Week 2012

Posted 14 Jun 2012 to News by Sarah Scannell

Its that time of year again! National Bike Week 2012 will start on Saturday 16th June and run until Sunday 24th June. There will be lots of events around the city including a Bike Festival on Fade Street (Saturday 16th June), a Lunchtime Bike Ride on Bike to Work Day (Wednesday 20th June), and a Pedal in the Parks Day (Sunday 24th June). Please open the pdf here for more details on all the events taking place over the week.

Countdown to Bike to Work 2012 Event…

Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Bike to Work 2012 is live and counting down to the big event on Wednesday 20th June where people working throughout the city are encouraged to take part in the leisurely lunchtime bike ride. Register here today and be in with a chance to win an iPad 3. There is a goodie bag for the first 500 people who register! Huge thanks to our brand ambassadors Claire Solan and Aidan Power for helping out this week, our media partners 98FM, Morgan Model Agency, Alan Holmes for capturing the action on video and Dublinbikes for officially launching the 2012 event. Check out the launch video and pictures below:

Are You Dublin’s Best Dressed Cyclist?

Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Think you are Dublin’s best dressed cyclist? Why not prove it? Simply register to take part in the Bike to Work 2012 Lunchtime Bike Ride event here and not only get a goody bag full of amazing bits & pieces (first 500 to register & attend event get bag) but be in with a chance to win a One4All Gift Card for being Dublin’s Best Dressed Cyclist. One4All Gift Cards being awarded on the day include: Best dressed female, Best dressed male & Best Dressed Bike. The Odeon Cinema in the Point Village are offering cinema tickets to the largest team/group who register and take part on the day. Register today & prove how stylish you are!

 

Lunchtime Bike Ride 2012

Posted 5 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

On Wednesday 20th June, Dublin City Council will host a  Lunchtime Bike Ride in the city as part of the Bike to Work Day initiative. This event will consist of a leisurely lunchtime cycle through the streets of Dublin, taking in the Samuel Beckett Bridge, City Quay, Merrion Square, The Pepper Canister Church and part of the new Premium Cycle Route along the Grand Canal. Participants will gather in Grand Canal Square at 12.45pm in Dublin’s Docklands before setting off on a leisurely 6km (30 minute) cycle. The cycle will conclude in Grand Canal Square where market stalls will be selling food so participants can grab a quick bite before returning to work. In addition to the food stalls, the fun atmosphere will feature the announcement of the winners of various prizes, including best dressed competitions, at this fun, fit and chic event.

Be part of this fun event by registering below and be in with a chance to win some great prizes – there are prizes for Best Dressed male, Best Dressed Female, and for the best dressed bike! The first 500 people to register will get a goody bag and everyone who registers online using the form below is in with a chance to win an Apple iPad 3.

The Best Company Team prize (most people from one organisation) is also up for grabs. To enter this competition simply fill in the registration form below and include the name of your Company (each member of the team should register separately).

Dublin City Council is inviting everyone who travels by bike to participate in this event (over 16 years old) – users of Dublin Bikes are also encouraged to attend.

If you are registering from within the Council and cannot see the form below, please click here.