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World Bicycle Day

by Simon Black on 2020-06-02T10:13:00+10:00 in Sustainability [ACCP], Wellbeing, Health & Fitness | Comments

Source: Black, S. (2019). Background vector created by freepik.

Why celebrate the bicycle?

In 2018 the United Nations declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day. World Bicycle Day is a chance for people around the globe to pay tribute to the bicycle and the many benefits it brings to society. Riding a bike can be a profession, a form of entertainment, a tool to freedom, an outlet of expression or quite simply the best way of getting from A to B.

Benefits of the bicycle:
  • The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation;
  • The bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport;
  • The synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment;
  • The bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.

Bicycle Network:

Click on the icon below to explore the resources of Bicycle Network. Bicycle Network is Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation and is your one stop shop for all your riding needs - from getting started to keeping up to date with changing road rules!

eBooks and books about bicycles in the Kerferd Library:
Cover ArtHero on a bicycle : a novel by Shirley Hughes
  • Kerferd Library catalogue
Call Number: HUG
ISBN: 9781406336108
Publication Date: 2012
The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Call Number: C
ISBN: 9780734416681
Publication Date: 2016

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