#WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a social movement originating in Copenhagen, Denmark and was launched in 2012 by Ole Kassow. The purpose of the organisation is to invite socially isolated seniors back into their local communities by engaging them in mutually beneficial and stimulating trishaw rides with volunteers (trishaws are also known as cycle rickshaws, bike taxi and tri-cycle taxi).
Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
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Street cycling in Mumbai is all about logistics but not on cargo bikes. Workers on a bicycle ship various types of goods and those includes newspapers, bakery items, cement bags, gas cans, water cans, plants, paper cartons, TV sets, water tanks, furniture, milk, ice creams, ice slabs, vegetables, coconuts, lunch boxes, food, clothing, machinery and much beyond one can think off. The career on the bicycle plays a crucial role in bearing majority of the load.
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The Calamus One represents a giant leap for e-bike technology. So much, that it creates a whole new class of e-bike – the ultrabike. Powered by Ultra-drive mid-motors from Bafang and driven by carbon belts from Gates, these bikes are ultra-responsive. They’re also ultra-efficient. The Calamus One gives you upto 70kms of range on a single charge, has a detachable battery and quick-charge capabilities. With an integrated weather-proof computer and navigation touchscreen, the One is the only e-bike to offer integrated support for android apps, rider profiles and real-time self-diagnosis.
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4th August is the first anniversary of Pedal And Tring Tring Blog and on this special occasion I wrote a poem for the readers.
Tring Tring rings the bicycle bell,
And if it doesn’t ring who cares,
You are on my way it tries to tell,
A safety alarm it graciously declares.
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They are a fugitive couple and partners in crime. They were last seen in Vancouver in Canada sometime in January 2019. But they are never stationary and capable to operate from any location around the world. Current location of suspects is somewhere in Delft city of Netherlands. Both are dangerously armed with sophisticated skills to brainwash others. These repeat offenders target innocent communities and do it deliberately. Their secret intent is to destroy the way humans have been moving traditionally with motorized assistance. They basically want to change the transportation systems. To achieve this they have even created a blue print.
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Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something valuable or unique is formed. Creativity can be tangible like a piece of art or it may take an intangible shape of a musical composition. In either case, when a new idea is entertaining, solves a problem or is never done before finds acceptability in public domain earns a tag of ‘Creative work’.
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Dabbawala is a tiffin service in Mumbai and world famous for making almost error free deliveries of lunch boxes around the business centers in the city. The Dabbawalas collect lunch boxes from homes by early afternoon, deliver them to customers at their offices, pick up empty boxes and return them to its origin before evening.
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On the busy streets of Mumbai there is a section of people who use bicycles as a primary mode of transport. In fact, they are independent transporters who move goods around the city on a bicycle. You will easily spot them bearing all kind of loads dressed in simple clothing throughout the day. Majority of those cyclists are men who operate wearing a shirt, trouser, shorts and slippers.
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Carol Cooke is a Paralympic Gold Medalist in Cycling from Australia. She has authored a book ‘Finding your Inner Gold’ where she talks about rediscovering oneself and how to create a winning mindset. Besides being an Author, she is dedicated to doing public service as a Motivational Speaker and inspires people to restore courage, dare to overcome ones fears and be an achiever.
Carol was a National level swimmer while growing up and a high performing girl in sports. Post her marriage one day, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE”
“If a man hasn’t travelled in his lifetime, he hasn’t lived”.
Grit, Gravel And Gear is an outstanding non-fiction piece of writing with twenty two gripping stories penned by Dhruv Bogra. The author narrates his cross country epic solo ride from the Artic to the Andes on a touring bicycle spanning over 400 days and 15,000 kilometers.
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