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World bike day “rode” around the world

World bike day “rode” around the world

Aijahan ATABALLYEVA

World Bike Day, which is celebrated June 3 with numerous events and actions, conquered the inhabitants of all corners of the Earth.

The initiative of Turkmenistan, supported by the United Nations, prompted not only individuals, but also teams and national sports federations to celebrate this first-of-its-kind international sporting event.

Cyclists from many countries enthusiastically shared in social networks and media channels the way they spent June 3. News lanes on this day were filled with messages and photos. Over the course of the day, 45,000 messages (tweets) with the hashtag #WorldBicycleDay and half a million posts in the history (stories) of the International Cycling Union (UCI) account account were published.

In Italy, a team of employees of the International Cycling Union, their official supplier Big Bobble Hats and the official partner of GoPro, joined together to participate in the event Granfondo Stelvio Santini.

Mass action, organized by the official representatives of the UCI in the city of Santini, gathered more than 3 thousand racers from 45 countries who coped with the hilly route and completed the cycle marathon at the peak of the famous Stelvio Pass.

The lack of traffic congestion and freedom in choosing the route spurred 350 men, women and children to participate in the mass event of Westville M13 Classic in South Africa’s Durban organized by the Westville Bicycle Club in conjunction with the cycling development movement Kwa Zulu Natal.

In the future this organization plans to include this holiday in the calendar of its events.

A diplomatic bicycle tour with the participation of representatives of diplomatic missions, employees of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, athletes and coaches took place in Yerevan. In the marathon on the Yerevan Cycle Track, initiated by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Armenia, short and long-distance races were held, where along with members of the diplomatic corps, young racers demonstrated their skills.

But the largest cycling event was held in Ashgabat. The most mass enlightening lesson on cycling in the world was attended by 3 thousand 246 people, which allowed this event to enter the Guinness Book of Records.