MOIN, WE ARE HAMBURG CITY CYCLES!
Guides and organization
I like: sitting in a Portuguese restaurant with friends, drinking wine and pretending to watch a football match
Favourite music: Irish folk
Favourite food: fish
Essential on tour: bottle with delicious Hamburg tap water
What else am I doing: painting, reading, gardening
Special skills: knitting socks
Privately I ride: city, trekking, racing and folding bike
I like: Cabaret
I like to listen to: countertenors
Favorite quote: The clown is the most important meal of the day
Indispensable on tour: my lambskin saddle cover
What else do I do: sing in the ladies liqueur choir, improv theater
Special skills: platt schnacken
Privately I travel: often to Cape Town
I like: Concerts in the Elbphilharmonie and elsewhere in Hamburg
I do not like: Selfishness
I like to listen to: jazz and soul
Favorite drink: Gin in all possible variations
Indispensable on tour: a good mood
Professional background: retired police officer
What else do I do: cycling, paddling in and around Hamburg in my own boat
I don’t like: drunks in public transportation
Favourite music: the perfect pop song
Favourite food: cake
Favourite drink: coffee
Indispensable on tour: air in the tires
What else am I doing : supporting the social initiative „Westwind“
Where I want to go: into the blue
FRIENDS, PARTNERS & MEMBERSHIPS
WE LIVE SUSTAINABILITY
With our bike tours we contribute to environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism in Hamburg. So that our children and their children can continue to live in an intact environment and society, we do our best every day to run our business as ecologically and socially as possible.
Our operation uses green electricity: for our energy-efficient appliances, energy-saving light bulbs and our computers, which are turned off at night and run in sleep mode when not in use during the day. In this way, we ensure that only as much electricity is used as is urgently needed. For the consumption of our van we compensate certified by atmosfair the CO2 emissions, but leave it whenever possible: For smaller purchases, we prefer to use the cargo bike for shopping around the corner.
We separate waste: from scrap metal and hazardous materials to our recycled paper and paper pens in the office. If something can no longer be used, it is separated and disposed of properly. Ideally, we would like to recycle everything. But did you know that old bicycle tires belong in the residual waste? We have asked Continental if there is not a better solution for this. And we donate discarded bikes that are still perfectly usable to Westwind e.V. who make bicycles fit for refugees and people in need.
Social and fair
We want to be a role model as a social enterprise. Therefore, what others are still discussing applies to us: 12 € minimum wage. No unpaid overtime, no ifs and buts. In addition to fair pay, the compatibility of family and career is important to us – for owner Lars, himself a dad of three children, this is a matter of course. Also self-evident: Everyone is welcome. That’s why sexism and racism have no place at Hamburg City Cycles. Discriminatory and xenophobic statements will lead to exclusion from the bike tour. Item. And last but not least, a sentence that we would like to emphasize to you: Support your local dealer! As a Hamburg-based company, we support local partners for healthy consumption. It’s easy to join in: for example, on the Gentrification bike tour, where €3 per passenger goes to the St. Pauli district archive.