Pekka Tahkola (FIN)Winter Cycling Federation
Pekka, the Vice President of Winter Cycling Federation, loves nature, especially a proper winter. And bikes. Be it cause or consequence, he resides in the winter cycling capital of the world: Oulu, Northern Finland. Located almost at the Arctic Circle, the city enjoys long, snowy, harsh winters, which, even though you might think the opposite, when paired with good maintenance make winter cycling just a normal everyday activity in the city.
Being capable of moving around by one’s own muscle power is what Pekka says is smart mobility. His main areas of expertise are how walking and cycling can make our transport system work more efficiently; how they can improve our lives, health and economy, and all in all make our communities of better quality. Apart from bicycles, he has a huge interest in transportation history, vintage pianos, adventures of all sorts, and ice cream.