I never understood how impactful a 200 year old machine could have on todays global society. The story of Gino Bartali serves as a prime example of how useful the bicycle can be in the worst of times. I hope the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)are successful in tackling climate change. The story of Georgina was very motivating. Here you have a widow faced with economic difficulties and is able to persevere with the help of the bicycle. The fact that more women ride bicycles did not surprise me. Personally I see more women on bicycles in everyday life than men. Overall, this article was strikingly interesting and should be read by people who care about recycling and being efficient.