It is a day that will live in history for being marked by one of the biggest shows of solidarity on bicycles the world has ever seen.

Thousands of people have taken to two wheels today (Sunday 14 January) as part of the #RideToBringThemHomeNow, a global initiative to show solidarity with the hostages on their 100th day in captivity.

This day of action, organised by IPT, the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, and the Israel Cycling Federation, was capped by an emotional event at the Tel Aviv Velodrome.

Here are just a number of photos from the 40+ events held worldwide in major towns and cities.

Adelaide, Australia, where IPT riders are preparing for the season-opening Tour Down Under

Israeli riders carrying the photo of kidnapped cyclist Ofer Kalderon on their backs

Nice, France

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Despite battling snow, ice, and wild wind gusts, Czech endurance rider Lukáš Klement completed his 24-hour challenge in support of the hostages, covering 436 kilometres on a route that incorporated the Star of David and the numbers 1-0-0 to reiterate the hostages’ time in captivity

Sydney, Australia

Barcelona, Spain, where a yellow Star of David was on built for the ride

Yellow ribbons on show at a round of the Israeli MTB Cup

Melbourne, Australia

The faces of the hostages were displayed before the Melbourne ride