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Creative Cities and Cycling

Posted by Dan Mikkelsen on

The smell, sound and buzz of the city surrounds and immerses me as I weave through Wellington's streets and laneways on my bike. Heading to appointments or just going for a ride refreshes my mind and lifts my soul. It's just like that first cup of coffee in the morning that brings out that satisfied grin as you look to the day ahead. The ideas begin to buzz and possibilities awaken. In 17th an 18th century England, coffee houses became the place where new ideas were shared and evolved. With the coffee house came the age of enlightenment. It was a time of...

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Hotel Courtesy fleets - A letter to the tourism industry

Posted by Dan Mikkelsen on

Keen cyclists are creatures of habit. Their daily ride is an important part of their routine - but this becomes difficult when they're travelling. Bringing bikes on holiday isn't always convenient, so many accommodation providers now offer courtesy bicycles to guests, and keen cyclists book their holidays around places that provide this service. Knowing a bicycle is available can be a draw-card for your business, and this demand is growing.  Cycling is a great way to explore an unfamiliar city or countryside. As cycling infrastructure increases both in urban areas and along the national cycle-trail route, more and more tourists with an...

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