What Bicycle Day Is Really All About


Yesterday was international Bicycle Day.

Bicycle Day is not a celebration of city- and country-dwellers’ well-loved mode of transport. Whilst it does commemorate a somewhat historical event involving a trip on a bicycle, it’s not that kind of trip; it’s that kind of trip.

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Bicycle Day commemorates the first time Dr. Albert Hofmann intentionally took Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in April 1943 after he accidentally discovered the drug just days before.

His deliberate dose of 250mcg caused him to feel somewhat odd, and so Hofmann decided to ride his bicycle home. His experience on the bicycle, following the intake of the drug, lead to LSD becoming a popular recreational drug, and ‘Bicycle Day’ was born.

source: The South African

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