Bike ride marks International World Bicycle Day
An organised bike ride will take place tomorrow on June 5 to mark International World Bicycle Day.
According to organisers OTWO and the Gibraltar Cycling Association, the day celebrates the uniqueness, durability and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, sustainable means of transportation.
“[Cycling] is good for physical and mental health, also it is good for the environment and the economy. No doubt cycling is a wonderful workout and keeps you active. It helps to shape a healthy lifestyle,” state the organisers.
This is the first event commemorating this day but it is hoped that it will establish a local annual international cycling outing, with Gibraltar at its core, bringing together all support groups in the area.
The ride ends in Sandy Bay where there will be food, drinks and music.
“The format is entirely flexible, but do join us in a day out. It is going to be great to see our streets flooded again with families and friends enjoying our beautiful environment,” said organisers.
Starting at Casemates on Saturday June 5 at 10.30am for a 11am departure. The full route should take no more than 30/40mins.
Cyclists are asked to bring your cameras along and, using the hashtag #gibsupportsWBD, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These photos will be collated and presented to the community to demonstrate just how popular cycling has become on the Rock.
OTWO will pick a winner from the images received and all photos will be entered into a draw to win a selection of prizes.