In April 2018, the UCI and its member National Federations celebrated the official announcement from the United Nations (UN) declaring the adoption of World Bicycle Day. Held on 3 June, World Bicycle Day is a moment to promote cycling in all forms, and the contribution the bicycle makes to our everyday lives – as a mode of transport, a healthy form of recreation and a competitive sport.
The UN is encouraging individuals and organisations around the world to use the day to promote the bicycle as a tool to support sustainable development, strengthen education, promote health, prevent disease, and promote tolerance. The UCI therefore recommends that all National Federations take part in this day of celebration. The objective is to highlight key initiatives and actions being delivered to promote cycling within various nations.
In Aigle, the UCI will be hosting a public event at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), in collaboration with the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Switzerland. Schoolchildren and adults alike will have the opportunity to participate in a series of fun and engaging cycling activities and witness the skills and speed of the UCI WCC’s own talented trainee athletes. Messages regarding the benefits of the bicycle and other worldwide celebrations will also be shared throughout the day on several UCI digital platforms; to help us build content, please do not hesitate to share any planned activities in advance with the UCI (by contacting [email protected]) or by including #WorldBicycleDay in your posts.