Fury as Iranian town bans women from cycling

Hundreds of people marched their bikes through the streets of Marivan, a town in western Iran last Tuesday in protest at the decision by local authorities to ban women from using bicycles.

More and more Iranians have been getting on bicycles since Iranian authorities launched an anti-pollution campaign encouraging citizens to cycle every Tuesday. The initiative has been well-received and thousands of Iranians are now riding their bicycles at least once a week.

“According to the local iman, women should not cycle because it goes counter to the teachings of Islam”

Video of Marivan cycle protest.

  • ntt1

    i fail to see what all the fuss is about if you can bugger a goat ,you can ride a bike, mo would have been great at it

    • Barrington Minge

      Mo was great at buggering goats and fiddling 6 year olds.

  • Minicapt
    • Brett_McS

      Hoges before Crocodile Dundee!

      • Brett_McS

        It’s a bit hard to tell, but the girl on the bike is probably Delvene Delaney, the wife of the show’s producer, John Cornell.

        Here, a better picture may help:

  • AlanUK

    They may have been more concerned about the bicycle race song by Queen. Look for the official video …
    DEFINITELY, not work or family friendly. But men watch it for the exquisite guitar work of Brian May (PhD Astrophysics).

  • John

    I’ve never once seen a Muslimah in a hijab riding a bike.