Runners and cyclists make art – level 2

11-04-2024 15:00

During the coronavirus pandemic, there were fewer cars on the roads, and people had more free time, too. Some runners and cyclists started to create new and unusual art.

Strava is a GPS cycling and running app, and some people started to use it as a paintbrush to create art. They entered some points in the app, and then they followed the points to make a line from them. Cyclists sometimes went tens of kilometers because if they made a mistake, they had to start all over again.

The result is amazing. People make symbols, pictures, or even messages which they can share with other people on social media. One Instagram gallery already had more than 18,000 pieces of art, and people from all the world add theirs every day.

Many people enjoyed this activity because it was a good way to exercise and create art at the same time.

Difficult words: GPS (an electronic system which uses satellites to tell where exactly someone or something is), enter (to put data or information into a computer), gallery (a place where people see and sometimes can buy works of art).

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