Green Light Go - The Birth of Cycle Chic

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    This photo was recently called 'The Photo That Launced a Million Bicycles' by a journalist who interviewed me about starting the Cycle Chic Movement. What a humbling accolade.

    After waiting in a relaxed state for the light to change, this is the moment when the muscles tense and the legs propel the bike forward. Very cycle chic.

    I love Copenhagen.

    Addendum: For those who know the Cycle Chic set, it may be interesting to know that it was this spontaneous shot that started the whole global Cycle Chic movement.

    copenhagenize.com - Copenhagenize.com
    Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog

    stefman75, äRRä, skvidal, eqqman, and 154 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Art·Craft·Thrift 69 months ago | reply

      A superb shot. I've really enjoyed looking at your photos.

    2. Mikael Colville-Andersen 69 months ago | reply

      thanks! but 'enjoyed' is past tense! do come back! :-)

    3. pastoralvelo 59 months ago | reply

      Fantastic.
      A great two years! Looking forward to the next two or five or ten...
      Thanks again for all your photos and dedication to a cycling movement.
      -PastoralVelo

    4. Elizabeth Mero 57 months ago | reply

      A beauty! Love your work and this image is one of my favorites. I'm NYC based and wish i could ride the city without my helmet and just let my hair down, but all in all, your images have inspired me to ride to work everyday and look like a women doing it. Gracias!

    5. BeyondDC 46 months ago | reply

      Has the girl been identified? That would be cool.

    6. linnea_gudmundson 40 months ago | reply

      Hi! Could i possibly use this image in a school essay at the journalist school (JMG) in Gothenburg? It's so beautiful..
      Friendly regards Linnéa Gudmundson

    7. Jose19RF 35 months ago | reply

      Can I order a print of this?

    8. kyjyjf 30 months ago | reply

      拍ㄉ很美

    9. Triathlon13M69 30 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on the 5th year anniversary. Great job, great vision!

    10. Erik Griswold 30 months ago | reply

      Perhaps you could put all the photos you took on that fateful day into one set on your stream?

    11. DutchInDublin 29 months ago | reply

      Mikael,
      rock,
      on!
      Don't ever stop.
      You're doing a great job.
      P + J.

    12. Velocipedinarian 18 months ago | reply

      A historic photo indeed, in the history of cycling. It ought to live in history alongside some of the iconic Victorian prints like the Gladator and crescent ads.
      I'm ordering a print!

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