World Bicycle Day 2021 in the name of “bike to school”. School-themed events and events in the name of two wheels
The bicycle is freedom, movement but also health, especially at a young age. The Fiab (Italian Federation of the Environment and Bicycle) for the 2021 World Bicycle Day has chosen the theme “bike to school”. “Yutti to school by bike” is the slogan of the initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Ecological Transition and promoted in collaboration with SIP-Italian Society of Pediatrics. This is an invitation to all students and their families to cycle the home-school journey on this particular day, just near the end of the school year. The initiative is accompanied by a series of events throughout Italy promoted by the Fiab associations present in the area and by other institutional realities such as municipalities and schools. The rides and events scheduled for the day are collected on the Andiamoinbici.it site, where you can search for the closest one to participate in.
World Bicycle Day: “We raise students’ awareness of the importance of health and physical activity”
“Getting around by bicycle in an urban environment is a good and healthy habit that must be learned from an early age and that makes cities more livable and safer: in an age where we talk so much about health and prevention, cycling is a fundamental daily habit “explains the association.
“At the end of another school year made difficult by Covid, we want to dedicate the 2021 edition of World Bicycle Day to our children and to the theme of active mobility in home-school travel – declares Alessandro Tursi, president of Fiab -. of a positive message as a wish and as a dress rehearsal for new and better habits, to be adopted from the first day of school next September. In Italy, in fact, most children are not yet granted the right to go to school with their own legs, unlike their European peers. We hope that the new awareness on health imposed by the pandemic will lead to changing bad habits that are harmful to our children. Health is a fundamental right and is based on healthy lifestyle choices, to starting from daily motor activity strongly recommended by pediatricians and the WHO, which argues that a healthy lifestyle brings greater benefits precisely if adopted since childhood “.