Friday Jun 05, 2020
German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck decided to take a ride on his 80-year-old bicycle to the Foreign Office on the occasion of the World Bicycle Day, Wednesday.
Posting a video on Twitter, the German envoy penned down the benefits of cycling on one's health and shared how refreshing it felt when he decided to opt for a bicycle ride on his way to the Foreign Office.
"Cycling is quite fun and it is also good for health. Being physically active also strengthens the immune system, ” Schlagheck wrote on the micro-blogging site.
World Bicycle Day is officially recognised by the UN on June 3 to recognise the bicycle as an inexpensive and effective mode of transport, which also helps in increasing social mobility with health benefits.
Last year, former German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler was eager to buy a bicycle manufactured in Pakistan but could not find his desired one in Islamabad.
However, Kobler finally got his hands on one in Rawalpindi but found it extremely difficult to select from various brands of the Pakistani companies.