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World Bicycle Day: History and Importance

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Every year on June 3rd, the world celebrates World Bicycle Day. World Bicycle Day meets a variety of goals and provides numerous advantages. Bicycles are good for the environment, and they’re also good for your health. In such circumstances, the bicycle plays a vital role in our lives. 

Bicycle Riding: Win- Win Situation for our Health and Environment

When viewed as a mode of transportation, many individuals in India ride bicycles to go to school, college, and work. It also serves as an excellent environmental tool. Cycling promotes weight loss, physical strength, and healthy exercise, among other benefits. World Bicycle Day is observed to raise public awareness of several of these advantages.

World Bicycle Day History 

Bicycle Day was first observed in the year 2018. World Bicycle Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018. The date was set for June 3rd. Since then, several countries, including India, have commemorated World Bicycle Day every year on June 3rd.

Leszek Sibilski ,a Polish-American sociologist, initiated the campaign on this day, which was backed by Turkmenistan and 56 other countries. Every year, a topic for World Bicycle Day is chosen, and all countries throughout the world participate in the celebration. The theme of  World Bicycle Day 2022  is “Celebrating The Affordable Route To Sustainability”.

The  Evolution of “Bicycle” –  Timeline

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  • The idea of adopting bicycles in European countries originated in the 18th century, but the bicycle was originally built by an artisan in Paris in 1816, when it was known as a hobby horse.
  • The foot pedal wheel was designed later, in 1865 and later the name Velocipede was  given to it.
  • In the year 1872, it was given a magnificent refurbishment. Thin iron bar wheels were added to it. The modern bicycle was the name given to it. This is the type of bicycle that is now available.

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