On World Bicycle Day, prominent voices from India and abroad endorse the healthy habit!

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 03, 2020, 05.49 PM(IST)

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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.

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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".

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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!

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United Nation's Environment Programme talked about the benefits of cycling! 

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Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called upon "people to promote the use of cycle" for its affordability, simplicity, and environment friendliness.

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Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju shared his experiences on bicycles while advocating its use in daily life. 

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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!

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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.