A group of cyclists pedalling around the world. This is the official logo of World Bicycle Day, an anniversary occurring every 3 June that was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 12 April, 2018, to recognize the benefits of cycling: an easy, inexpensive, reliable, clean, ecological and sustainable means of transport with the power to promote the health of all.
Cycling is a way of spreading the word about the importance of sport to children, young people and adults.
Regular physical activity, such as walking or cycling, is good for all ages and has a positive impact on the body and health: it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and diabetes. Not to mention the positive impact on the psyche of a bike ride surrounded by nature.
But as well as its health benefits, cycling is also an egalitarian and low-cost activity. A bicycle is something that everyone can use and anyone can afford. And that’s why it is seen as a way of promoting tolerance, understanding, mutual respect and social inclusion.
Last but not least, only sustainable forms of mobility can help protect the environment from rising emissions and improve the quality of the air and all our lives.
Bicycles have been used for over two centuries, but now more than ever they are seen as the transport of the future!