I’ve mentioned before about cycling challenge among European countries. I’ve also participated that challenge with my bike via Naviki app.
When I realized that challenge my city İzmir was the second city in the leaderboard and it was trying to win the challenge. And happy ending! We won the European challenge as a city. The challenge was between 1-31st May and finally ended 4 days ago.
An iteresting incident happened in Giro D’Italia. Young cyclists Luka Pibernik (23) celebrated his victory believing he’s finished the race but he didn’t.
It was the 2nd time of Luka Pibernik in the this Grand Tour Race and I guess he was excited more than enough. When he thought that he has finished the lap, there was one more lap more. The other cyclists passed him naturally and go on the race for 6 kilometers more. When he realized that the race hasn’t finished yet, it was too late.
Even I’m interested in cycling I didn’t hear before that my city is the part of European Cycling Challenge 2017 this year. Ironic.
I live in İzmir which is one of the most beautiful and (wants to) bike lover city in Turkey. City government tries to do something nice about cycling day by day. Like bike ways (even they’re short, but important anyway), rental points and being in the events about cycling etc. Accordingly, city has taken the part in the European Cycling Challenge.
Today is the earth day 2017! The earth day is firstly celebrated in 1970 for drawing attention to environmental protection. And now it is celebrated in more than 193 countries every year.
The bicycle invented by Karl Drais in 1817, 21th of July in Manheim, Germany. This year is the 200th year of bicycle.
Drais used wooden material for making the first bicycle. It was also without pedal. He tried the first bicycle in Manheim and it was in 7 km distance. So, the first bike way was also in Manheim.
I wanna write here some notable ews about the world of cycling as far as possible. under the category of notable news. I’m not a professional about it but I thought it would be nice to write here when I’m learning and developing myself.
So, the first news is about a bicycle which is just 11 pounds (5 kg). Yes you didn’t hear wrong! It’s just 11 pounds it’s made from carbon fibre with 95% ratio. That’s why it is such light. Beside the simplicity (in appearence) there are some significant specifications like shock absorption which pushes your ride comfort to the top of maximization.