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Vietnam’s first-ever cycling week kicks off

Monday, June 03, 2019, 16:28 GMT+7
Vietnam’s first-ever cycling week kicks off
Bicycles available for free rental are seen in Hoi An, central Vietnam. Photo: Supplied

A week-long event encouraging people to choose cycling as a form of transportation was introduced in Vietnam for the first time on Monday.

WeCyc Week was initiated by Ashui Vietnam Corporation, a media company in the field of construction, in response to Bike Week, an international event usually held on the first week of June, and the United Nation’s World Environment Day on June 5.

Ashui founder Le Viet Ha expressed his hope that from this inaugural edition WeCyc will become an annual activity to encourage an environment-friendly lifestyle in Vietnam.

Biking is one of the eco-friendliest forms of transportation with no carbon emissions. Traveling by bike is also a highly recommended activity thanks to the health benefits it brings.

People are encouraged to travel by bike at least during WeCyc Week, according to Ha.

A trash cleaning challenge will be held in the central city of Hue, whereas a bike-sharing system will be introduced in Hanoi and the central city of Quang Nam during the course of the week-long campaign.

“In the long run, WeCyc will contribute to changing the traditional way of thinking regarding different means of transportation and improving people’s understanding of personal vehicles,” Ha said.

“The initiative is also expected to encourage people to make a change from vehicles that pollute the environment greatly to public ones or those that are more eco-friendly.”

Bicycles available for free rental are seen in Hanoi. Photo: Supplied

Bicycles available for free rental are seen in Hanoi. Photo: Supplied

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