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World Bicycle Day 2022: Date, Meaning of the Day, Health Benefits of Cycling and Cycling Facts

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race” – HG Wells

Learning to ride a bike is probably one of the fondest childhood memories. By repeatedly trying to paddle and falling, the bikes taught a way of life: “To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.” In several parts of the world, the bicycle remains the main mode of transport, for example in Europe, Denmark and the Netherlands. Did you know that the cycle industry in India is the 2nd in the world? Also, our country is the 3rd consumer of bicycles. June 2022 public holiday calendar with festivals and events: here is a list of all the important dates and Indian public holidays for the month.

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The benefits of cycling are numerous. To name a few, they are simple, affordable and environmentally friendly. Due to its uniqueness and versatility, the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018 adopted a declaration to observe June 3 as World Bicycle Day.

World Bicycle Day celebrates bicycles as a symbol of human progress, advancement, sustainability, social inclusion and a culture of peace.

An unbreakable bond between bicycle and human

Bicycles have long been a part of human life. However, this relationship has changed over the years. Our fathers and ancestors would often recite stories as they cycled miles to school. This helped them to reach very distant places in time and easily.

In the current scenario, people cycle for hours to raise awareness of its benefits to the body and the environment. He has become a symbol of hope and voice. Not only that, it is also a source of inspiration for artists and creative seekers. Ranjan Sahoo, an 18-year-old artist from Odisha, designed an 1870 model of a penny bicycle, using 3,653 matches to celebrate World Bicycle Day this year.

Gone are the days when bicycles were just a means of getting from one place to another, in modern times it has acquired a new meaning. It has evolved from a means to an art, a way to stay fit and healthy, and has become a source of connection and entertainment.

Promote good habits, eliminate stigma

Bicycles in India have come a long way and have overcome the stigma that only poor people use them. Thanks to our leaders, military officers and celebrities, people have overcome this stigma and see it as a way of life.

Our ministers like Mansukh Mandaviya and Arjun Meghwal also cycle to work regularly. Even Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was seen taking bike rides.

Paddling for Nature

Studies suggest that paddling a bike could help save the planet from climate change, as it reduces carbon footprint. It emits no smoke or other greenhouse gases, reducing its presence in the environment.

Not only that, but it also saves natural resources and fuel besides being user-friendly.

Cycling, a boon for the body

Cycling is one of the best exercises to do. It keeps the heart healthy, keeps the body flexible and strong, and improves joint mobility. In addition, cycling reduces the level of stress and anxiety in human beings.

Niti Aayog, in his 2020 report on “Promotion of Bicycles in India”, said that cycling is partly the answer to asthma, obesity, diabetes, carbon footprints, traffic jams and increased noise levels.

Dr. RR Singh, Director of Raghavendra Hospital, explains how cycling is great exercise for body and mind. Cycling requires keeping a balance, which involves the work of the brain.

An adventure sport

As mentioned above, the bicycle in modern times is not only limited to transportation, but has also become a mode of entertainment and relaxation. Adventure sports like mountain biking, cyclotron, bike stunts, and cycle racing have paved the way for adventure sports and competitions.

Cycling Facts

– Cycling is the second most important mode of sustainable transport; the first being walking.

– In India, bicycles are not covered by the Central Motor Vehicle Act and do not require licensing, registration, road tax and insurance. Cyclists are legitimate road users and the same traffic rules apply to them.

(The story above first appeared on LatestLY on June 2, 2022 at 1:51 p.m. IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle , log in to our website

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