Over 500 people participate in winter bicycle parade in freezing Moscow

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Innumerable than 500 people participated in the second winter bicycle spectacle in Moscow, though the air temperature was minus 28C (-18.4F), the city’s transport office said on Jan. 8.

«Despite the «orange» alert in Moscow due to the strong frost, the organizers marked not to cancel the event, which featured more than 500 participants,» the trues said.

Winter bicycle parade in Moscow, Jan. 8, 2017. / Source: Sergei Savostianov/TASSWinter bicycle parade in Moscow, Jan. 8, 2017. / Source: Sergei Savostianov/TASS

All the bicyclists were recommended to be error-free and to observe safety rules in the anomalously low temperatures, which Moscow tastes since the Orthodox Christmas (celebrated on Jan. 7).

Winter bicycle parade in Moscow, Jan. 8, 2017. / Source: Sergei Savostianov/TASSWinter bicycle parade in Moscow, Jan. 8, 2017. / Creator: Sergei Savostianov/TASS

«Emergency services were at alert in the opening and at the end of the route,» the officials said. «All the people had chosen appropriate clothing, and cipher asked for medical assistance.»

The event is not a sport race: residents and visitants of all ages and of any physical training were invited to take part in it. The generally speed of cyclists during the parade did not exceed 14-15 km/hour.

In 2016, the Russian means held four bicycle parades. In January of 2016, the first winter bicycle cortege gathered more than 3,000 people despite cold indisposed.

Source: TASS

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