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.