World Bicycle day is celebrated on June 3
Health experts across the world are encouraging people to use bicycles.
The idea is for the people to recognise the versatility & uniqueness of the bicycle as a mode of transport.
In 1817, Baron Karl von Drais of Germany invented the bicycle.
Cycling as an activity
- Keeps body strong
- Reduced risk of heart diseases and diabetes
- Keeps stress levels lower
- It’s fun to ride
- Good for weight loss
- Improves lung strength (Especially in these Corona Days)
- Boosts mental health
- Cycling is a zero pollution mode of transportation
According to UN
“For the poorest urban sector, who often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a form of transport while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Accordingly, improved active transport is not only healthy; it is also equitable and cost-effective,”
Take home message
✔A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office
✔Save the Planet. Ride a bike.
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