World Bicycle Day 2020

03 Jun 2020  Wed

When it comes to our health, we often forget that the simplest of things would be the most beneficial, something like a bicycle that would not only be good for the environment but for us too. So 3rd June has been marked as the World Bicycle Day.

It all began when Professor Leszek Sibilski of the US and his Sociology class led a grassroots campaign to promote a UN Resolution to designate a day that would celebrate and promote the use of the bicycle around the world. The campaign grew, and the resolution was sponsored by Turkmenistan and co-sponsored by 56 countries.

The bicycle signifies a more sustainable means of transport that is not only good for people but for the environment and the economy too. The idea for the day is to motivate and inspire people towards having more tolerance, understanding, and respect for one another. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be any huge public gatherings but since social distancing is going on, people can take go for rides on their own instead of taking their cars.

In the year 2019, Belgium issued a Zero Euro banknote depicting FAMOUS HILLS OF FLANDERS race. The banknote on the obverse features Road cyclist on the cobblestones of the Oude Kwaremont. The reverse on the other hand depicts famous monuments in Europe.

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