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Beware of traffic disruption this Sunday as Tour of Copenhagen returns for a second circuit

Visitors are advised to use the Metro as many roads will be closed off to traffic until the mid-afternoon

Sunday will be a difficult day to visit Copenhagen city centre due to the staging of the Tour of Copenhagen.

Visitors should preferably use the Metro, as many streets will be closed off to traffic, enabling the public to cycle a route not too dissimilar to the prologue stage of last year’s Tour de France.

The first Tour of Copenhagen, held a day after the prologue last year, was such a success that City Hall decided to hold the event again – but with an architectural flavour to mark Copenhagen being the UNESCO World Capital of Architecture for 2023.

No registration required
The truth is that many missed out last year. Hundreds of thousands watched the opening stage of the Tour de France, and they could hardly be blamed for being euphoric. Next day, plans to cycle the 8 km route got lost in a major collective hangover.

But now thanks to Copenhagen Municipality, with help from main organisers Good Boys Agency and Novo Nordisk, the route is being set up again. 

Simply turn up between 12:00 and 15:00 to participate –  no registration is required and it is free.

Strong architecture flavour
This route has been modified to take participants past major architectural sights. At 20 points along the route, cyclists are invited to dismount to learn more. 

This time the event will officially start at Bryghuspladsen near BLOX, the home of the Danish Architecture Center.

In the surrounding area there will be events from 12:00 to 18:00 to mark the start of the UIA World Architecture Congress, which continues until July 6.