The bicycle has been around for more than 200 years and now the UN has made a day especially dedicated to it! World Bicycle Day is on Monday June 3rd and is a chance for people around the world to celebrate the role it plays in our everyday life.
Whether you use a bike for commuting to work, cycling with friends or exploring somewhere new, the bicycle is still the most unique, affordable and environmentally friendly means of transportation to get from A to B.
Here's 5 ways you can make the most of your bicycle to celebrate World Bicycle Day!
1. Give a Bicycle to someone in need
In developing countries, every day is a race against the sun ☀️ to check everything off your list. So just imagine if everything had to be done on foot.. This is the reality for millions of children & their families in rural Africa. Thanks to World Bicycle Relief they have made a game-changing bicycle solution, the Buffalo Bicycle.
Join Quad Lock in supporting World Bicycle Relief’s newest campaign, Racing the Sun, & the race to provide 5,000 Buffalo bicycles by June 30:
Learn more: https://worldbicyclerelief.org/en/racingthesun/
2. Organise a Team ride to work
Everyone knows riding is more fun with friends right? Get the team together and organise a team ride to work for World Bicycle Day. You'll have fun plus save a bit of cash on petrol or public transport. Plus you'll have the added benefit of getting to know your peers outside of work!
3. Give your bike some TLC.
If your bike is starting to sound a bit squeaky or has been gathering dust in your garage, then maybe it's time to give it a bit of TLC. This World Bicycle Day, maybe its time for you to head down to your local bike shop and book it in for a once-over or if you're already pretty good at your own DIY maintenance set aside some time and give it a bit of attention.
4. Join a Bicycle Event
With World Bicycle Day gaining more and more popularity, there's bound to be plenty of rides planned around the globe. Do a quick search on Strava or find your local bike network and see what's on for the day!
5. Watch a good cycling movie
Who doesn't need a good cycling movie to get inspired to go out and ride a bike! Take some time, sit back and relax and watch a cycling doco on World Bicycle Day. We recommend checking out All For One for really getting into the spirit of things!