Monday, January 30, 2006

South African Stamp on Velo Mondial

The South African Post Office has issued a stamp, a commemorative envelope and a special canceller to promote the Velo Mondial 2006 the global cycling conference held in March 2006. Velo Mondial is an international organization that promotes sustainable mobility. Velo Mondial is French for 'cycle worldwide'. Designed by Jerry Lion, the stamp features children riding bicycles to school. The results of the conference can be accessed here. This shows the role played by the bicycle and the significance of using it as a mode of transport and not only for sport as it is known to many people in urban areas. School children and adults in rural communities use bicycles to schools and their places of work.