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World Bicycle Day
United Nations slates World Bicycle Day

Put a velodrome shaped circle around 3 June in your calendar – it's now World Bicycle Day, thanks to a United Nations (UN) declaration.

The decision was made at a UN General Assembly meeting in New York on 12 April after lobbying by the World Cycling Alliance, European Cyclists’ Federation and a sociology professor and students from Montgomery College in Maryland, USA.

In their full resolution, the UN say that World Bicycle Day will acknowledge the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health.

The resolution also said that the bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and that it can serve as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport.

Bike enthusiasts are also encouraged to observe and get involved in the day, and Bicycle Network will do just that by holding a community event on Sunday 3 June 2018 to recognise World Bicycle Day.

While exact plans and details are to be confirmed, all members, riders and bike groups will be invited to join the fun.

If you have any special ideas on how World Bicycle Day can be acknowledged, please get in touch and let us know. In the meantime we'll keep our fingers crossed for nice weather on the first weekend of winter.

Click here to see the UN's full resolution on World Bicycle Day.

 

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