Copenhagen's cycle skybridge isn't for the faint-hearted

Ride across the city harbour, 65m high

This one gives us the heebie-jeebies – imagine rolling across a footbridge 20 floors up that spans Copenhagen’s city harbour.

This time next year you could be doing just that in Denmark’s capital, thanks to the Copenhagen Gate project. It was designed back in 2008, then shelved following financial pressures, but the plan has been revived for 2016.

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Sky-high cycling? some might like it: sky-high cycling? some might like it
Sky-high cycling? some might like it: sky-high cycling? some might like it

As you can see from these artist’s impressions, the cycle and pedestrian bridge will cross between two yet-to-be-built skyscrapers, with elevators in each tower to haul you up. It’s being designed to allow cruise liners access to the city port, hence its height.

Perhaps too high, in our opinion – just don’t look down.

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Kona Cindercone
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01
  • Beer of Choice: Augustiner
  • Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

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