The Endorsement

Hot Girls on Bikes

Yes, the headline says it all. We celebrate a new book with pictures of cute girls on two wheels. What's not to like? 

The Danes have an actual word for it, “cykelpigen”, which looks like “cycle pigeon” but actually means “cycling girl”.

Copenhageners have long been used to the sight of attractive women on two wheels, often dressed in a way that giggles in the face of sensible cycling — high heels? Mini skirts? But of course!

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One Dane whose imagination they captured is Mikael Colville-Andersen, who set up his Cycle Chic blog in 2006 to record the sartorial exploits of cyclists (male and female) in his native city.

The site soon began receiving contributions from other bike-friendly cities such as San Francisco, Vienna and Paris and the images have now been collected into this book. Here are a few examples, hopefully running a red light near you soon.

Cycle Chic by Mikael Colville-Andersen (Thames and Hudson) out on 7 May