"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving"
The United Nations celebrates World Bicycle Day on 3 June every year in an attempt to educate the public that the humble bicycle contributes to cleaner air, reduces congestion and makes education, healthcare and other social services more accessible. At the same time it is an environment friendly and sustainable mode of transport that bolsters the fight against climate change.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic , it is important to mention that cycling has once again proved it's the better mode of transport - affordable, environtment-friendly and healthy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity."
Apart from the physical exercise, cycling also provided a way out of their flats for millions who found themselves working from home.
We should talk to enthusiasts about the impact of pandemic and lockdowns on their cycling habit and how the sport helped them cope with the uncertainties of our times.