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Whenever we might feel aggrieved at some driver or the council for some bizarre cycling lanes, spare a thought for the women of Iran who are made to feel morally bad for riding a bicycle! This feature in The Guardian details how Iranian women are riding regardless, which should surely be encouraged in cities like Tehran where car pollution is incredibly high. Photographs of Iranian women on social media of themselves on their bikes can be found with the hashtag #IranianWomenLoveCycling. One woman posted a photograph of herself on a mountain bike stating: “When I was a child, my parents...

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