“3al 3agla” the new life style in Egypt
Cycling is the use of bicycles for transportation, recreation and sports. It was introduced in the 19th century as a principal mean of transportation in many parts of the world as it started in Egypt in year 1988 when it was the only available way of transportation for most of the people.
(Dina Allam- mbc.net) Cycling is the use of bicycles for transportation, recreation and sports. It was introduced in the 19th century as a principal mean of transportation in many parts of the world as it started in Egypt in year 1988 when it was the only available way of transportation for most of the people, But due to the technological development and the obsession of cars that we have been living in, cycling disappeared. Until recently, when "3al 3agla” group appeared
Fadwa Attia , Karim Nagy and Hazem yousef, the co-founders of "3al 3agla” group, which is one of the groups that helped in firing up the idea of cycling in the Egypt’s streets again, said that "cycling started in Egypt 5 years ago then stopped until, we decided to start gathering our friends and cycle on Alexandria's beach road almost every day as a kind of entertainment and sport, then things developed in no time and a lot of people from all ages besides our friends joined us which was a motivation for us to form a campaign to start the rebirth of cycling again and organize our cycling events with "3al 3agla", as a page on Facebook” adding that
“Cycling taught us to take care of each other and be one team if anything serious happened to anyone around us even if we don't know, as it made us realize other people in our society who cycle like us for example the delivery boys, athletics, kids…..etc., "
And the three of them highlighted that It is a very effective and efficient sport because it involves a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air and noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion, easier parking and access to all roads and paths.
One of the regular cyclists with the group said that "cycling made him see things and places that are beautifully unimaginative in a way that made him appreciate living in them"
Surprisingly! Cycling became a main event nowadays in Egypt, people travel long distance with their bicycles just to gain positive energy, be happy all the time, form the society and experience the real beauty of any city from a different perspective will only be discovered on a bicycle and that’s why cycling became a lifestyle.