World Bicycle Day is a chance to celebrate the bicycle's versatility, affordability and superb environmental credentials and its role in supporting more sustainable, healthy and inclusive societies. The day is marked annually on 3 June, and this year we have an even stronger than usual Cities Changing Diabetes connection to join in the celebrations.

World Bicycle Day 2023: Let's celebrate a great enabler of more sustainable, healthy and inclusive societies together

Recently Cities Changing Diabetes joined a partnership with The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), reflecting our shared ambition to enable cities to promote safe cycling to improve overall public health and foster more equitable communities. The ECF and the World Cycling Alliance will mark this year’s World Bicycle Day 2023 with a webinar highlighting some of the organisations and initiatives leading the way in promoting more and better cycling worldwide. 
The webinar will take place on Friday, 2 June (mark your diary!), during which we will launch a new report, created in partnership between Cities Changing Diabetes and the ECF, called Cycling for healthier and more inclusive communities.

The report presents ten global cases that feature how cycling benefits various groups. The cases in the report include ones that empower migrant women, boost cycling uptake among children, and enable the inclusivity of physically disabled cyclists – it’s an inspirational read that shows that cycling truly can be for everyone.

The webinar is on 2 June from 11.00 – 12.30 CEST; all are welcome to join. During the webinar, I will represent the Cities Changing Diabetes network and will be joined by other enthusiastic advocates and senior leads from global organisations, as well as speakers from initiatives and programmes that have increased cycling in their cities. I'm looking forward to exchanges touching on health, sustainability, and the role cycling could play in our urban futures, and I hope you can join us. The link to register is here.