June 3 is World Bicycle Day, the second annual celebration of the United Nations sanctioned day, but what does it really mean?
Bicycles transform lives around the word meeting transport, health, social engagement or environmental sustainability needs. World Bicycle Day encourages countries to see bicycles as an integral form of sustainable transport, physical exercise and the catalyst to re-shape and infrastructure for the better.
On World Bicycle, we are encouraging everyone to get on their bikes and enjoy a ride! Whether it be a ride to work/school, a short cycle at lunch time or a power lap around your local park just before dusk – show us your ride! Let’s show our local, state and federal governments just how many bike riders there are in NSW.
We are calling on everyone to post a photo on social media of your bike or the ride itself and tag Bicycle NSW (@bicyclensw) and use #MyRideWBD19. We will use this tag to create a community of bike riders throughout our state.
“Let’s celebrate the simple bicycle this June and all the wonderful things it has done to change our society for the better,” said Kim Lavender, Bicycle NSW Communications Manager.
If you have a story about how bicycles have changed your life either through improved health, transport, confidence, social engagement, let us know we would love to share it.