World Bicycle Day 2020: Stay Fit and Active
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day, in April 2018. June 3, is a day to recognise the uniqueness, longevity, and importance of a bicycle. This day is for the enjoyment of all people, regardless of any characteristic.
World bicycle day is now also associated with promoting a healthy lifestyle for those with type-1 and type-2 diabetes. Cycling can enhance your physical and mental well-being, from aiding weight-loss to boosting happiness.
We have communicated to some people who ride a bicycle regularly, and one of those people is- Gemma Finnegan. She says, “I cycle about 3 times a week. I love it because; it represents freedom and feeling young. I’m happy when I bike.”
Gemma further continued, “I’m 40 with 2 teenage children, and live in Cornwall, UK. I’m a development manager for a local charity. I love my job as I get to create local employment opportunities and create projects that help people’s lives.”
“My hobbies are exercise-based; running, swimming, weights, and cycling. Although, hobby isn’t quite the right word; more of a lifestyle,” added Gemma.
She further continued, “I’m concerned about pollution and climate change; so anything that helps is a massive bonus in my book. I use the train or walk/cycle to work, and have done for a few years. It takes a bit of planning sometimes, and everyone’s default here is that you have a car (I have one but haven’t driven it in nearly 2 years). We have to be responsible if we want to see the change.”
‘Be the change you want to see’, as Gandhi said, concluded Gemma. It’s not just Gemma, but most of the people who prefer cycling admit that cycling is uniformly good for the environment. What’s more, cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the work, school or park.
At this time, when there is less pollution due to nation-wide lockdown, so we can take a generous take on it, and use bicycle more to keep our environment safe and clean from vehicle generated pollution.
On this World Bicycle Day, we can take a pledge to keep ourselves healthy and fit, by doing more physical activity such as- cycling. You are too invited to share your views on the same. For more updates, stay tuned with us. Thanks for reading!
Special thanks to our long-distance guest- Gemma Finnegan.Credits: Wikipedia, https://un.org