Dr. Viswanathan Iyer has recently been appointed as the new Bicycle Mayor of Mumbai by BYCS – a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam. He is a brain and spine surgeon by profession. He has been cycling since 2011 and uses his cycle to commute to his clinic and hospitals very often. He was the T-ward bicycle councilor for “Cycle Chala City Bacha” (ride a bicycle and save the city) and conducted many cycling promotion activities. He can speak multiple languages and that helps him connect with many people. He dreams of the day when maximum Indians will cycle to work!Continue reading “MUMBAI GETS A NEW BICYCLE MAYOR”
ARJIT SONI OF MYBYK MAKES IT TO SHARK TANK INDIA
Arjit Soni is the Founder and CEO of MYBYK India. An environmentalist and a Chartered Accountant by qualification, he is passionate about solving urban mobility issues through cycling and public transport.
MYBYK is a public bicycle sharing service of Indian origin aimed at encouraging the use of bicycles by enhancing the ownership experience, making it hassle free and more convenient. MYBYK is also aimed at addressing the core issue of first and last mile connectivity associated with public transport thereby making it more accessible, convenient, economic and time efficient.Continue reading “ARJIT SONI OF MYBYK MAKES IT TO SHARK TANK INDIA”
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MAYUR JAIN FROM MUMBAI
Everymonth I intend to bring a spotlight on one cyclist from around the world. I will introduce him/her briefly by talking about their major accomplishments and do a rapid fire question and answer segment.
This month I am covering Mayur Jain, a midlife cyclist from Mumbai. He is an author of a self-help book ‘HI FIVE!’ published worldwide in the year 2020 and available online on amazon.in and other portals. The book helps the reader to list down life goals and draw a route map on how to reach there. I have read the book and it has personally helped me to clearly envision my future plans. Hence, I strongly recommend it to all the readers of this blog. Moreover, all sales proceeds from the book goes to charity.Continue reading “IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MAYUR JAIN FROM MUMBAI”
MOVEMENT: HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS AND TRANSFORM OUR LIVES
Movement is co-authored by a Journalist Thalia Verkade and Social Scientist Marco te Brommelstroet an urban planning expert at the University of Amsterdam popularly known as the fietsprofessor on social media.
Movement raises critical questions about how our streets are designed and how they can be made better in terms of sustainability, liveability and safety for all.Continue reading “MOVEMENT: HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS AND TRANSFORM OUR LIVES”
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND CANCER AWARENESS RIDE 2023
It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to cover the annual international women’s day celebration and cancer awareness ride by ‘The Cyclistas’ a cycling community in Mumbai.Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND CANCER AWARENESS RIDE 2023”
BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED IN MUMBAI METRO LINE 2A AND 7
Yes! You read it correctly. Bicycles are allowed in the newly launched Mumbai Metro line services – yellow line 2A and red line 7, which run parallel to each other.Continue reading “BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED IN MUMBAI METRO LINE 2A AND 7”
ROTARY CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES – 2023
The Rotary Cycling Rally for Diabetes in Mumbai is an annual event organized by the Rotary Club of Mumbai South of district 3141. The event is organised every year to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention. The rally, which is open to all ages, is a great opportunity for participants to get some exercise while supporting a good cause. The last event was held in January 2020 and none after that due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “ROTARY CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES – 2023”
RIDE TO CAFE DE LA PAIX
Cafe de la Paix is a heritage Irani café in Mumbai that is known for its Iranian cuisine and pleasant ambiance. Located in the heart of the city, the café is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.Continue reading “RIDE TO CAFE DE LA PAIX”
PHOTOSHOOT WITH A BICYCLE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS
After my maiden and a successful photoshoot on my birthday with a bicycle in September 2022, I am back again with another one. This time the content is more intriguing and has a global appeal for climate change.Continue reading “PHOTOSHOOT WITH A BICYCLE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS”
ENTERING 2023 WITH TRAVEL, SHOPPING, CYCLING & MORE IN AGONDA, GOA
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. My first blog of the year is about a year-end holiday in Goa, India. I went on a road trip with my friends and stayed at the Dersy Resort, Agonda Beach in South Goa. Agonda is a beautiful, secluded and small beach in the heart of Agonda village. This was my 2nd visit to the same place; the previous one being before COVID-19 pandemic in December 2018.Continue reading “ENTERING 2023 WITH TRAVEL, SHOPPING, CYCLING & MORE IN AGONDA, GOA”