“If I want to get a bottle of milk, I walk out of my house …. down the path and on to the footpath. Statistically I then become a pedestrian. If I decide to instead ride my bike, then statistically I become a cyclist. But Im not a cyclist, I am just “a guy that wants milk” – Mikael Colville-Anderson, quoted from part of his discussion to the “cycling” community at BMW Edge, Melbourne on Sunday the 24th July 2010.
Speaking of his many travels about the world, and in particular his home of Copenhagen and showing the many facets of “bike riding” and its many variant uses not just for the love of seeing the country side but as a mode of transportation that is more economical and environmentally friendly and also the health benefits. Mikael is also known as a writer/photographer/director and a Urban Cycling advocate is working to make countries aware of the benefits of Urban Cycling and in all honestly I do believe he has a honest argument that should be encompassed and willingly promoted.
It was raised through that with the Melbourne “Bike” Scheme that allows you to hire and ride, does not supply a helmet, in essence we are unsure whether we all need to walk with helmets in case we decide to hire a bike or will there be a implementation of helmets at some later stage? Unfortunately any of those who decide to ride with out a helmet will most probably be pulled over by the police and given a hefty fine. Included on his trip to Australia was his son Felix, who was more then happy to see his father speak in front of large numbers of people with an interest of cycling.
Further images can be seen in our Mikael Colville-Andersen – Urban Cycling Gallery
Until the next photographic adventure, thats all for now
Brett Robson – Freelance Media Photographer