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The Tour de Denmark

May 30 (Helsingør) to June 1 (Copenhagen); free adm; openhagengranfondo.dk


Almost as famous as the Tour de France, the Tour de Denmark (Photo: Colourbox)

May 28, 2014
13:03

by Pete Streader


Copenhagen gran fondo

Summer for most Danes means hours watching the Tour de France. But this healthy obsession with the bicycle can also be witnessed closer to home. 

On 30 May, the world’s largest time trial is the 25.5km Tour de Helsingør, while on 1 June, the 156km road race starts in leafy Klampenborg, traverses the suburbs of Copenhagen and finishes downtown outside the parliament buildings of Christiansborg, although hopefully we will be spared the sight of opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen in his shiny tight-fitting bicycle shorts.


Irish Day at the Races

Klampenborg Racetrack; May 31, 12:30;  galopbane.dk


(Photo: Colourbox)

Test yourself against the tote at Irish Day at the Races. Once again the Irish Rover is laying on music, prizes, free coach travel and entry. Ask at the pub to find out more. Remember: there is a great playground for the kids. (BH)


Roskilde Agricultural Show 

Dyrskuepladsen, Darupovej 19, Roskilde; May 30-June 1; 110-40kr, roskildedyrskue.dk


(Photo: Flickr: David van Mill)

 

This is more livestock than Woodstock. All the fun of the farm  is at this massive celebration of the Danish agricultural industry. Everything from animal shows to tractor pulling. (PS)




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Thoughtful piece

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Don't forget to leave room for a mosque, eh. ; )

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