A bicycle is a single-track vehicle that has 2 wheels connected to the frame. Bicycles came into existence during the 19th century in the European region. By the 21st century, there were billions of bicycles on the globe. People in many areas around the world use bicycles as the main means of transportation. Bikes also form a part of recreation, fitness, courier services, and racing competitions bike competition involves BMX racing, roller racing, and time trials. Today, low-income earners use bicycles for commuting to their workplaces since cars are quite costly. Soldiers in the army use bicycles for communications, troop movement, and patrol. As of now due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are turning towards bicycles to earn a living.
World Bicycle Day
The UN General Assembly announced that people need to acknowledge June 3rd as International World Bicycle Day. The United Nations made this declaration in April 2018. World Bicycle Day acknowledges the exceptionality, durability, and many purposes of the bicycle. Besides, the bicycle is cheap, reliable, clean, and environmentally friendly since it does not emit pollutants in the air. One may ask how the UN came about to the resolution of recognizing the bicycles.
It all started when professor Leszek organized for a campaign with his class and gained the support of over 50 countries. Isaac Feld designed the first UN Blue and White #June 3 World Bicycle Day logo and Professor John Swanson created the animation. It represents cyclists who are riding around the earth. Today, the United Nations associates World Bicycle Day to support a healthy way of life for people living with diabetes.
Story Of Isaac Tindi And His Bicycle In Kenya
Life in Kenya is of ‘survival for the fittest.’ This means that one has to go beyond his limits to earn a living. Millions of Kenyans use bicycles as a means of earning a living and surviving. We see this mostly in the western parts of Kenya. During this COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, a lot of small-scale traders have lost their jobs. To continue surviving, most people are opting for the bicycle business.
An example of a Kenyan who survives by earning little cash from the bicycle business is Isaac Tindi. He is one of the small-scale traders who lost his job during this pandemic. However, he did not give up. Isaac decided to be creative in making little money. Reports say that the man was using his bicycle for commuting to his workplace before turning it to a taxi. Every day he uses his bicycle to get small money to provide for his family.
Lessons One Can Learn From The Use Of Bicycles
As the world keeps evolving every day, the cost of living is increasing daily and people need to opt for a cheaper alternative. For example, cars need petrol every day so that they can operate on the roads. However, not every single person who uses a car can afford to put petrol in his car to use it daily. Here is where the bicycle comes in. We should not underestimate the importance of a bicycle since it may be the only means of transport to your workplace that day when one is coinless. Respect and value the importance of a bicycle.