• World Bicycle
For more than a hundred years have passed since then, as the bikes went into the everyday life of mankind. They are used for recreation and work, and in the sport.
Every year more than 100 million bicycles produced in the world, of which more than 60% in China, and thus exceeds the production of cars in half. And all because it is an effective, environmentally friendly and economical form of transport.
In this issue you'll see all kinds of people pedaling for various reasons.
A boy on a bicycle next to rice fields in Bago, Myanmar.
The Spanish riders perform in the qualifying competition of the cycling World Championships in Melbourne.
A man pedals drive the piston pump to fill up the car at the site of a former gas station in the affected by the earthquake and tsunami city Minamisanriku, Japan.
The emotional joy of a rebel with a bicycle due to the release of al-Kavalisha, Libya, after a 6-hour firefight. In the background - the smoke from the exploding power.
The Congolese boy pushes chikudu (wooden bicycle), transporting goods to market in Mushaki, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chikudu - a real pride of the local people and the local economy. In this area, very little official work, and cut chikudu considered very prestigious profession. Chikudu - a product of desperate improvisation. Before they appeared on the dusty paths and rocky roads of eastern Congo, people were taken products to market in wheelbarrows. No one knows when and who invented chikudu, but all agree that they appeared after independence from colonial Belgium in 1960. By then bicycles and motorcycles reached the Congo, and chikudu manufacturers tried to copy their functionality.
In spite of the fact that Boston has dropped a lot of snow, Marvin Vanga that did not stop to get to work on the bike, as usual, he does it every day.
Indian schoolgirls ride on a bicycle rickshaw near a mosque Jama Masjid in New Delhi.
Mechanical Engineer Daniel Ratner demonstrates the StreetView tricycle, used for the filming of the Google Maps team in Mountain View, California. Ratner created the prototype of this bike.
The Dutchman Leon Zotebir (right) and the Frenchman Franz Kokidor allegedly traveling in different directions on the street Bryussleya, symbolizing the challenges of Belgium with reduced gap between the country's north gollandskogovoryaschim with the French-speaking south.
Acrobats on a bicycle in Beijing during the celebration of the new year.
The girl on bicycle handlebars during May Day demonstrations in Toronto.
Taets with his son on a bicycle created by them during the floods in Bangkok.
Paul Rubens in the form of Pee-wee Herman arrived at the pedalo to receive the award at the ceremony "2011 Scream Awards" in Los Angeles.
Biological analyst Alan Dowden on "Spermomobile" - a special bike to deliver sperm to a sperm bank in Seattle.
One of the many recumbent - recumbent bicycles with sleek colorful outer shells intended for the open road in Portland, Oregon. 25 riders ride to Washington to prove that clean transport can be fun.
An employee of the Japanese company "Murata Manufacturing Co." is a robot on a bicycle in the electronics show in Chiba.
An elderly Chinese man on his micro-cycling in Beijing.
Zhang Yali tests a huge bike in Jilin, China. Bike weighs more than a ton.
The German bike designer Dieter "Didi" Zenft, also known at the Tour de France as El Diablo, presents his latest invention - the so-called "bicycle-rake with 111 teeth" in Storkove, Germany. Bicycle 111 comprises garden rake.
A young visitor looks at a model of the solar bike on a design exhibition in Taipei.
The boy lying on the ground surrounded by candles in memory of all the cyclists hit by a car in Mexico City. Every year on the roads of Mexico killed 24 000 cyclists.
Cyclists on "World naked bike ride" in Sao Paulo. This event was held in support of the rights of cyclists to ride on the roads safe.
Cyclists in costumes during the 13th Tour of the Fireflies in suburban Pasig, Philippines. The event was aimed at protecting the environment and encouraging people to transfer to bicycles to reduce pollution levels.
Cyclists with their folding bikes to ride along the waterfront of Victoria in support of the new cycle path in Hong Kong.
The members of the Pickwick Club cyclists near the birthplace of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, England, in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The man on a bicycle with boxes of foam in the center of Shanghai.
The man on a bicycle on a frozen river Elbe in Dresden.
The girl on a bicycle in Amsterdam.
fruiterer cycling and other residents of Ho Chi Minh City on motorcycles and scooters.
A visitor of the exhibition at the Museum of Art in Taipei admires installation called "Bicycles for all".
The working bike shop in the shop window of the building, decorated with hundreds of bikes in altlandsberg, Germany.
Africans lit baobab using bikes in Durban.
The girl on a bicycle to produce energy at the demonstrators camp in Finsbury Square in London in the "Occupy London" the action.
The pupils work out sight-reading while working on the bikes in the Conestoga Elementary School in vest, Wyoming. Pupils are allowed to carry out tasks, pedaling in the simulator, standing at the end of the classroom.
Tourists velosanyah in the park Beijing.
Mike Montgomery falls from his bike during an event at the Winter Games in Vail, California.
Players "Green Bay Packers" go to NFL training camp on bikes in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is - a local tradition for the team, players take the children's bicycles and go with the children to practice.
Felix gyrolite on his homemade bike in downtown Havana. The height of the bicycle - 3, 3 m.
lost his legs private Steve Richardson demonstrates his adapted specifically for the bike. Steve will take part in the "Race across America" in June this year. The command "Help the heroes of the" crosses 12 states and overcome the distance 30% longer than the Tour de France, but finish it in half faster.
100-year-old cyclist Robert Marchand of France gets on his bike to set a new world record for continuous pedaling for an hour at the velodrome in Aigle, Switzerland. Marchand was born November 26, 1911 and set a record in the 24, 251 km.
Member of city competitions on the mountain bike rides along the wall in Valparaiso, Chile.
Cyclists fighting during the war chariot in the three-day Olympics in mini-bikes in Portland, Oregon. Do not worry, all the weapons were from foam.
Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesedal (right) and his Spanish rival Joaquim Rodriguez in the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy. Hesedal became the first Canadian to win the race.
The man in the suit Easter Bunny Velib public bicycle in Paris.
Models and spend out on the podium with a bicycle in front of the London Fashion Week.
A couple on a bike ride past the fields near the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea.
A cyclist with a passenger in thick fog on a cold morning in Lahore, Pakistan.
Kids on bikes crossing the creek Fishing Creek in Rupert, Pennsylvania.
The cyclist in the park for skateboarding in Austin.