Original post from Embassy of Denmark, Beijing
The Consulate General of Denmark in Shanghai is organizing an exhibition on Danish bike culture in Shanghai from 4th to 7th May 2011.
At the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to meet and talk with Mr Niels Hoé-Svendsen from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark about Danish Bicycle Culture and the possibility to take a ride on the bicycles from the Danish EXPO Pavilion.
The Consul General Ms Susanne Hyldelund and representative from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark Mr. Niels Hoé-Svendsen attended the opening ceremony on the 4th May with Chairman of China National Light Industry Council Mr. Bu Zhengfa and Chairman of China Bicycle Association Mr. Ma Zhongchao.
During the opening speech the Consul General Ms Susanne Hyldelund pointed out that:
“Bicycling is a tradition, which China and Denmark share. As we over the past year have celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Denmark, I find it very suitable to engage in something we have in common.”
After the opening ceremony Chairman Mr. Bu Zhengfa, Chairman Mr. Ma Zhongchao and Vice Chairman of Shanghai CPPCC Mr. Wang Rong Hua visited the Danish Bicycle Exhibition to learn about Danish Bicycle culture.
Biking is a lifestyle and in Denmark, biking appeals to everyone: Young students, pensioners, busy career driven men and women.
New ideas are being developed. In Denmark, bike highways are being planned, so that people living up to 20 kilometres from the big city centres can ride on broad car free lanes with traffic light set to fit the bikers’ pace, free drinking water and air pumps for flat tires.
The exhibition is open to visitors until Saturday 7th May at the 21st International Bike and Motor Fair at Shanghai New International Expo Center.
The Danish Bicycle exhibition is organized by the Consulate General of Denmark in Shanghai and sponsored by Damco and the Danish Arts Agency and with support of Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Scandinavian Travel Board, Atkins, Central Region Denmark and Invest in Denmark.