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1/11
A few weeks ago I promised to get back to some of the useful comments I received in reaction to my tweet on #WorldBicycleDay and a retweet of @BuduMalli’s tweet regarding infra change in Amsterdam.

A 🚲 🧵, there is overlap with my earlier tweets:
2/11
First of all, these are very challenging times for #SriLanka and I understand some people are unhappy with celebrating 🚴🏾‍♂️ as many currently resort to cycling because there is no other option.

And yes, safe infrastructure & a cycling friendly code of the road are a must!
3/11
However, for infra & driving habits to change, considerable scale, demand and clout is needed.

In 🇳🇱 cycling gained popularity during the oil crisis in 1973. And the public demand for safe cycling infra followed as accidents increased.

Since then we never stopped 🚴🏼‍♀️.
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On #worldbicycleday, we remember Bimal Mukherjee – an intrepid adventurer who, accompanied by his three friends, traveled around the world on bicycles. Their journey was flagged off from Town Hall, Calcutta in 1926. 1/3 Image
The four friends travelled through Arab, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Greece, Egypt, Sudan, Italy, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, United States, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Hawaii, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, 2/3
Malaysia and many other countries before returning to India in 1937. Mukherjee chronicled their fantastic adventures in the book, Du Chakay Duniya (The World on Two Wheels) which was first published in 1986. 3/3 Image
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Zum heutigen Weltfahrradtag:
Grossartige Frauen auf Fahrrädern (die Geschichte geschrieben haben und von denen ihr vermutlich trotzdem noch nie etwas gehört habt).

Big Thread.
#WorldBicycleDay #Weltfahrradtag
1. Amelie Rother: Obwohl sie deswegen beschimpft wurde, gehörte die Berlinerin Amelie Rother zu den ersten Frauen, die sich öffentlich auf das Fahrrad setzen. In den 1890ern begann sie, Rennen zu fahren – nicht, um «unsere Reize den Zuschauern zu präsentieren», ...
... wie sie 1897 schrieb. «Wir wollten dem Publikum zeigen, dass wir Herrinnen unserer Maschinen waren und den Damen zurufen: Hier, seht her und macht es uns nach! Beides ist uns gelungen.»

Hier ein (vermutlich lizensiertes) Bild: blog.adac/wp-content/upl…
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It is #WorldBicycleDay!

Cycling is good for your health. It helps

🚲 to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes & some cancer
🚲 to reduce obesity
🚲 to improve mental health & wellbeing

Ride your bicycle to #BeatNCDs!
Low-speed streets make it safe to cycle 🚲 – benefiting both people ❤️ and the planet 🌳.

Let's make cycling safe by promoting #RoadSafety!
For many women and girls, cycling 🚲 is more than a sport or hobby. It means

✅ access to water
✅ access to jobs
✅ access to education
& much more.

Let's make cycling safe for everyone! #WorldBicycleDay
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#WorldBicycleDay | Meet the tea maker who travelled from Kerala to Kashmir

(by @bhagat_mallika)

hindustantimes.com/india-news/wor… Image
23-year-old Nidhin Maliyekkal cycled from his hometown Thrissur in Kerala to Kashmir.

And, he sold tea to make ends meet while on this journey.

"What started with short journeys locally grew into a passion"

hindustantimes.com/india-news/wor…
What inspired him?

“I used to make tea and juice at a restaurant in Thrissur. But because of the pandemic, I lost my job. While at home I decided that I needed to step out and fulfil one of my dreams of cycling to Kashmir. And that was my moment!" Maliyekkal said Image
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Aapki pehli cycle ka anubhav yaad hai aapko ?? ( Thread on #WorldBicycleDay )

Vaise main yahan bacho walo 3-4 pahiya cycle nahi…par jo aapne thode bade hokar yaani 8-10 saal ki umar ke baad.. chalayi ho? us experience ki baat kar raha hoon…
Main agar meri baat karu to
main mere dost ke sath cycle rent pe lene jaya karta tha aadhe - ek ghante ke liye…aur fir society mein.. area mein... chakkar maar maar ke vaapas...

Fir apni cycle aa gayi...
Apni yaani jaisa thoda bada hua
Bhai ki cycle mujhe mil gayi...
kyunki height bhi ho gayi thi paanv barabar pahuchne lage the... bas fir kya

Kabhi kabhi main aur mera dost “Suresh” to chhutiyon me nikal padte the... 5-5 / 6-6 kms door... cycling karne... barsat ho dhoop ho sardi ho koi fikar nahi...
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It's #WorldBicycleDay 🚲
Cycling is good for us all:
Like all forms of physical exercise it helps maintain a balanced weight and prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, & some cancers. + it improves mental health & well-being.
🚵🚴‍♂️🚴🚵‍♀️
Ride your bicycle to #BeatNCDs!
Cycling is not only healthy, it’s also good for the environment!

#HealthyCities prioritize making it easy to exercise regularly, e.g. by creating 🚲 lanes & parks

#WorldBicycleDay🚴

👉 bit.ly/2JTuHq0
Cycling is healthy for all age groups:
It helps you maintain a balanced weight and prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, & some cancers & improves mental health & well-being.
🚵🚴‍🚴🚵‍
#BeActive and ride your bicycle on #WorldBicycleDay!
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Today's twitter question is... which was worse, the Grifter or the Chopper? #WorldBicycleDay ImageImage
Oof! The worst kid's bike was...
Chopper wins! Image
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🚲 Loving the t-shirt @KeithNewell1350!

Almost like #charity10for10 was made for you on #WorldBicycleDay

#WeTakeCareOfOurOwn Image
Keith and his family’s story shows why we need funds to keep the Trust providing life changing support.

Please take a few minutes to watch his video and consider taking on #charity10for10

👉 bit.ly/charity10for10

Inspirational @KeithNewell1350!

We look forward to seeing how you got on tomorrow in an interview with the Trust.

👉 bit.ly/charity10for10

#WeTakeCareOfOurOwn
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