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A lot prominent voice from India and abroad took to social media to further inspire people to take up cycling and to decrease the dependence on fuel based vehicles which cause pollution in cities across the globe
The world is celebrating the third International World Bicycle Day today. June 3 was declared as the World Bicycle Day to promote the healthy habit in April 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly.
A lot prominent voices from India and abroad took to social media to further inspire people to take up cycling and to decrease the dependence on fuel based vehicles which cause pollution in cities across the globe.
The United Nations Development Programme, the UN's global network for development tweeted about the day.
Wednesday is #WorldBicycleDay. Share your reasons for 🚲 and check out the history of World 🚲Day from the @UN: https://t.co/KqwbnC4hPp— UN Development (@UNDP) June 3, 2020
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Peter Sagan, a Slovak professional road bicycle racer called on people to take their bikes "to school, to work... and to be adventurous".
Today is #WorldBicycleDay! Take your bike to school, to work, to reach the Castle if you're in Bratislava, to go to Piccadilly Circus if you're in London, to be adventurous like me, or to just ride wherever you are in the world!@iamspecialized #diverge @c40cities pic.twitter.com/kfHgzhKb5m— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) June 3, 2020
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, generally as UN Women, tweeted out a random fact about bicycles and women's rights! Check it out below!
United Nation's Environment Programme talked about the benefits of cycling!
Today is #WorldBicycleDay 🚲— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) June 3, 2020
This is an opportunity to take stock of the benefits of the bicycle both for staying healthy & as a sustainable mode of transport during (and after) the global crisis: https://t.co/eylBmscTUB#ForNature pic.twitter.com/5yIJsE8QMh
Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called upon "people to promote the use of cycle" for its affordability, simplicity, and environment friendliness.
On World Bicycle Day, I call upon people to promote the use of cycle as it is a simple, affordable and environment-friendly means of transportation.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) June 3, 2020
There is a need to develop a culture of cycling in view of its beneficial impact on health & climate. #WorldBicycleDay pic.twitter.com/JU2Ws1FHjm
Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju shared his experiences on bicycles while advocating its use in daily life.
Today is #WorldBicycleDay. I urge upon everyone to use cycle as much as possible on daily basis. It's affordable and lead to reductions in air pollution, traffic jams, and increases people's physical activity levels. Stay fit.#WorldBicycleDay2020 pic.twitter.com/QIR0MDWNkA— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 3, 2020
On #WorldBicycleDay, let's put the pedal to the metal and accelerate our journey towards a clean & green #FutureOfMobility.— NITI Aayog (@NITIAayog) June 3, 2020
A smart & convenient solution for a healthier India. #HumFitTohIndiaFit pic.twitter.com/49RPLwIcy2
The Union Cycliste Internationale, world's governing body for sports cycling and for regulating international competitive cycling events shared a lighter message while reminding people to keep smiling while they bike!
Cycling regularly is considered highly beneficial for the body and helps one improve their cardiovascular fitness, is known for improving flexibility and strength, and in overwhelming times can help in controlling stress level. Regular cycling can also help prevent diseases.