The Copenhagenize Index latest edition places Mumbai at 5th rank in the overall ranking of ‘Best Bicycle Friendly Cities’ on this planet. Mumbai, overtook Strasbourg, which has long been recognized as a premier destination for cycling in France. Copenhagen retained 1st place, followed by Amsterdam at 2nd position, Utrecht 3rd and Antwerp at 4th rank. Continue reading “THE COLLISION”
The Smart City of Mumbai had its own Bicycle Factory called the ‘National Bicycle Corporation of India Ltd.’ (NBCIL) in the prime area of Worli spread over 4 acres of land. The NBCIL was established in 1939 by Birla Group to manufacture Bicycle and Bicycle parts with installed capacity of 5,44,000 bicycles as stated on their website. Continue reading “A DEFUNCT BICYCLE FACTORY”
Two bicycles were talking to each other –
The first bicycle said, “I was bought 20 years ago. My illustrious career has fond memories of adventures and touring. I can recollect impressions of crossing many miles, living a life of a nomad. Continue reading “BICYCLE ON SALE”
The Bunker Museum is located inside Raj Bhavan – the official residence of the governor of Maharashtra. The underground structure built during the British rule was used for defense and to fire cannons at the time of war. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO THE BUNKER MUSEUM”
Once a car said to a bicycle in a parking lot.
“Get out of my way, don’t you know, am a Super Car”. Continue reading “PARKING SCENE”
The sea remains calm and still at will,
Life prospers up and beneath.
Golden sand deepens shallow thoughts;
Blue skies wipes away pale sorrows. Continue reading “LAND TO WATER, WEST COAST RIDERS SEAS THE DAY!”
Cycle Polo Federation of India (CPFI) in Association with Department of Tourism Government of Rajasthan organised the first ever Cycle Polo League (CPL) in the pink city of Jaipur. Five teams participated in the competition which was held between 25th to 29th November at Rambagh Polo Stadium, Jaipur. Continue reading “CYCLE POLO LEAGUE 2019”
Two wheels were moving steadily. Suddenly, one got punctured and I lost my balance midway. Somehow, I regained control, fixed the puncture and continued the journey. Continue reading “PUNCTURED TYRE”
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes. Liz set out to learn more and MOTHERLOAD was born.
MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
Liz’s work has screened internationally, winning awards including a Sundance Special Jury Prize (American Blackout – editor/producer). After graduating from Brown University in Semiotics, Liz worked at San Francisco’s Artists Television Access and Film Arts Foundation while making films. Her award-winning Handmirror/Brushset Included screened internationally, on PBS and at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC (distributed by Art Com).
Since 2000, Liz has worked as a professional filmmaker focused on editing and animation for documentaries. Girls Rock! secured theatrical distribution and featured five animated sequences created by Liz and to demonstrate the cultural forces affecting young girls.
Artistic cycling is a niche form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks using customized fixed-geared bicycles.
The sport is a combination of cycling, gymnastics, dance and acrobatics. It is often referred as ‘Freestyle Cycling’ or ‘Cycling Ballet’ due to refined, elegance and creativity displayed by performers. In the competition, professional athletes perform before a panel of judges in five-minute rounds that includes 30 figures. (Stunts are called ‘figures’ in UCI competition). Each figure delivered by an athlete is evaluated on various parameters such as level of difficulty, balance, grace, form, strength, style and flawlessness.
Viola Brand is a 25 year old professional freestyle cyclist who was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany. She started artistic cycling when she was 6 years old. Viola Brand is a two time Vice-World Champion with multiple European Championships under her name.