Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cycle Chic Manifesto

Copenhagen Cycle Chic Manifesto
  1. I choose to cycle chic and, at every opportunity, I will choose Style over Speed.
  2. I embrace my responsibility to contribute visually to a more aesthetically pleasing urban landscape.
  3. I am aware that my mere prescence in said urban landscape will inspire others without me being labelled as a 'bicycle activist'.
  4. I will ride with grace, elegance and dignity.
  5. I will choose a bicycle that reflects my personality and style.
  6. I will, however, regard my bicycle as transport and as a mere supplement to my own personal style. Allowing my bike to upstage me is unacceptable.
  7. I will endeavour to ensure that the total value of my clothes always exceeds that of my bicycle.
  8. I will accessorize in accordance with the standards of a bicycle culture and acquire, where possible, a chain guard, kickstand, skirt guard, fenders, bell and basket.
  9. I will respect the traffic laws.
  10. I will refrain from wearing and owning any form of 'cycle wear'. The only exception being a bicycle helmet - if I choose to exercise my freedom of personal choice and wear one.

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