Photo: Mikael Colville-AndersenSo the Danes do bicycles better than just about anybody else in the whole wide world. We knew that already, thanks in large part to the efforts of Mikael Colville-Andersen, who blogs at Copenhagen Bicycle Chic and Copenhagenize, documenting his city’s stylish and sensible bicycling populace.
The latest entry on Copenhagenize takes bicycle culture to a whole new level. It is a cargo bike custom-designed for a local sperm bank in the shape of … a sperm cell.
Nordisk Cryobank (European Sperm Bank)is one of Europe’s leading sperm banks and the company was looking at environmentally-friendly alternatives to how they could transport their sperm samples to the fertility clinics around Greater Copenhagen.
The company’s CEO, Peter Bower, says, “The first idea was how we could deliver to the fertility clinics in a C02-friendly way. Shortly afterwards followed the idea of a custom-designed bike with a cooling system. Now, six months later, we can cycle around the city on our sperm cell bike.”
The sperm-shaped cargo compartment, mounted on a Bullitt frame from Danish manufacturer Larry vs. Harry, was constructed by the design company 10 Tons, which also makes amazing life-size replicas of prehistoric beasts and other fantastic fauna (seriously, check them out).
As you can see above, the rig — which says “Become a Sperm Donor” in Danish on the side — cuts quite a dashing figure as it zips down the bike lanes of Copenhagen. Proof positive of Danish cool.
More pictures at Copenhagenize.