June 3rd is the third anniversary of World Bicycle Day which was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in April of 2018.
The idea was conceived by American Professor Leszek Sibilski to promote a UN Resolution to designate a day that would celebrate and promote the use of bicycle around the world.
It was to recognise the longevity, uniqueness and versatility of the bicycle, and that it is an affordable, reliable, simple, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
It was set up as a global holiday that is meant to be enjoyed by all. Also to motivate and inspire people towards having more tolerance, understanding and respect for one another.
The bicycle signifies a more sustainable means of transport that is not only good for people but for the environment and the economy too.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gatherings as there have been in the past two years where people have gathered for rallies.
Usually people would join others on a bicycle ride around town and hold other events that would involve bicycles. Since social distancing is on going, riders can go for rides on their own .