Embassy launches “Viking Biking” trips

Two Danish Embassy workers going for a cycling trip to promote the new initiative. Photo: Danish Embassy in Indonesia

Two Danish Embassy employees going for a cycling trip in a Danish cargo-bike “Christiania Cykel” to promote the new initiative. Photo: Danish Embassy in Indonesia

The Danish and Norwegian embassies are starting a new bi-monthly bicycle trip to promote cycling and Scandinavian cycling culture in Indonesia.

The first Viking Biking trip will be in Jakarta on February the 6th, where the embassies together with local cycle promotion organization Bike2Work Indonesia invite people from the political, cultural and private sector to join cycle enthusiasts and show some support to bicycle commuting.

In Copenhagen 50 percent of the population uses a bike to commute, in a press release the embassies and NGO express a hope that one day the bicycle will become the preferred vehicle for commuting in Jakarta, a transition that would have a positive impact on both pollution and public health.

The 30th of January more details will be revealed at a press conference in Jakarta.

Keep yourself updated on the Danish Embassy of Indonesia’s Facebook Page or on twitter #VikingBikingIndonesia

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