150,000 take to Berlin streets to aid call for better cycling infrastructureShareThis
Sunday was World Environment Day and cyclists in Germany and further afield helped participate in the world’s largest cycle ride in Berlin to promote the day.
An estimated 150,000 participants took part on the day in a mass cycle ride under the slogan ‘Free rides for free bikes’.
Organisers set up 19 different bicycle routes in a star shaped formation which all led into Berlin’s city centre and culminated at the Brandenburg Gate. The routes covered 1,000 km in total.
Julian Fischer, a member of the German Cycling Club, which helped organised the event, said the aim of the event was to publicise a call for better cycling conditions in Germany as well in other European countries.
Mr Fischer told German media outlet Press TV that as there were more people riding bikes in Germany there needed to be better infrastructure for bicycles.
Watch the YouTube video below for film of the event.