World Bicycle Day is observed on 3rd June each year to highlight the importance of the bicycle as a simple, affordable, and environmentally sustainable means of transport.
This day also seeks to reinforce the importance of the bicycle as a means “of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace.”
What are the benefits of cycling?
The physical, mental, and environmental benefits of cycling are many. Here are a few of them:
It is a great form of exercise for the muscles
When cycling and pedaling, one uses all the major muscles groups, providing the much-needed exercise for all the muscles of the body.
It builds overall health
The overall salutary effects of cycling are manifold – it results in increased cardiovascular health, decreased body fat levels, reduced stress levels, and less anxiety and depression.
It builds stamina
Without a doubt, cycling builds in much stamina, strength, and endurance.
It is environmental-friendly
Apart from the health benefits, cycling is an environmental-friendly and sustainable way of transport. The sedentary time that you spend in a car, bus, or a tram can easily be replaced by cycling!
Also, read some amazing quotes on cycling
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein
Cycling is good for people in all ways: their health, their well-being, and it does no damage to the environment. ~ Jeremy Corbyn
Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you’re working on. ~ David Byrne
Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride ~ Eddy Merckx
Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to. ~ Dr K.K. Doty
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. ~ John F Kennedy
Cycling isn’t a game, it’s a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn’t play at cycling. ~ Jean de Gribaldy
Cycling is open to the whole world. ~ Bernard Hinault
I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying. ~ Greg LeMond
Happy World Cycling Day, everyone!0