“On behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) I extend congratulations to Turkmenistan on the outstanding leadership role played in initiating the World Bicycle Day,” states the letter by the President of the Union Cycliste Internationale, David Lappartient to Turkmen President Berdimuhamedov.
Lappartient said that he admired for the scope of the diplomatic work conducted by Turkmenistan to adopt the UN Resolution declaring 3 June World Bicycle Day.
According to the head of UCI, celebrating this inaugural event will reemphasize the social and environmental benefits of cycling. He also assured of the support of the organization headed by him.
“We are delighted to join our partners around the globe in promoting the World Bicycle Day, and we will continue working with our 190 National Federations and 5 Continental Confederations to help establish the cycling culture to enable citizens of all ages and physical capacities to participate and enjoy cycling. We will further enhance our collaboration in building safe cycling infrastructures in cities,” states the message.
Lappartient expressed the hope that the World Bicycle Day will become an annual milestone to launch new initiatives within Cycling For All, and “people will be healthier in a favorable environment, if they use bicycles for exercise, as a leisure activity and mode of transport to commute to work.”