Pia Allerslev

Mayor for Children and Youth in the City of Copenhagen

Pia Allerslev is a former teacher and prior to her post as Mayor for Children and Youth, she served as Mayor for Culture, Leisure and Properties.

She has always been an advocate for cycling, be it a means of transportation, form of exercise or as en elite sport.

Copenhagen was the UCI’s first Bike City (2008-2011). During this time, there were international events taking place for BMX, track, road and para-cycling in the city. Pia Allerslev used the events as a tool to get the inhabitants interested in the sport.

Allerslev’s current focus is on children, working to make it natural for young people to bike around the city.