World Bicycle Day 2021: From history to significance to health benefits, here’s everything you need to know

United Nations General Assembly has marked June 3 as World Bicycle Day, the day focuses on the benefits of cycling.


The World Bicycling Day is observed on June 3 every year to promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling. 

A special day is dedicated to cycling as cycling has many health-related benefits like – it decreases body fats, increases joint mobility, decreases stress level, helps in the improvement of posture and coordination, etc. Cycling is also responsible for a clean environment as it is a “zero pollution mode of transport.”

HISTORY:

The United Nations General Assembly has marked June 3 as World Bicycle Day. The resolution of the day is “the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries.”

The first bicycle day was celebrated in the year 2018. The campaign was promoted by Professor Leszek Siblisk, in no time the campaign gained support from 56 other countries. 

LOGO:

The logo for World Bicycle day was designed by Issac Feld, who was accompanied by animator Professor John E. Swanson.

The logo depicts bicyclists around the globe. It also shows the hashtag “#June3WorldBicycleDay”.


SIGNIFICANCE:

World Bicycle Day is associated with the importance of this two-wheeler. The cycle is the symbol of human progress and advancement. 

Today, the official UN website for Bicycle day read, “The Bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations.

A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

HAPPY WORLD BICYCLE DAY, Mount a bicycle and go out for a good spin!

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