National Road Safety Week (11th to 17th January 2020) is being observed throughout India to create awareness among general public and specially amongst the youth to improve the safety on road and give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to the cause of road safety. Continue reading “ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS CYCLE RALLY – 2020”
The fourth season of Rotary Cycling Rally for Diabetes Awareness was held on a cold winter morning of 5th January 2020. This cycling event was organized by Rotary Club of Mumbai South of District 3141 which was founded on March 19, 1929. Rotary Club of Mumbai is affiliated to its parent body Rotary International. There are 25500 Rotary Clubs operating globally in 184 countries, and each club functions under a standard Rotary Club constitutional framework. Continue reading “ROTARY CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES – 2020”
What a novel idea it is to spend your Christmas Holiday with your community. You not just end up burning calories, you also meet and greet your friends in person, with whom your communication otherwise remains limited to what’s app messages or occasional calls. Celebrating festivals together is a crucial part of our human society and cycling plays a great enabler in bringing people together on a common platform. It’s a convergence of different cultures and mindsets, where we all share, laugh, gift, eat, dance and pray for our best future. Continue reading “CHRISTMAS CYCLE RIDE – 2019”
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!”
On a Saturday evening (30th March 2019), a silent protest was organised at Nariman Point – Marine Drive peninsula bay in Mumbai. Several NGO’s, environment groups, non-profit foundations, citizen groups and individuals came together to form a HUMAN CHAIN. This gathering of more than 1000 people was an expression of disapproval in the way environment is getting compromised in the name of development.
The 4th edition of the popular cycling event ‘Ride To MPower’ was held at NSCI Dome Stadium, Mumbai on 17th March, 2019. ‘Ride To Mpower’ is an initiative by Aditya Birla Capital to raise mental health awareness. A huge crowd of 1600 cyclist’s participated in the cycling rally with great enthusiasm.
The annual cycling event led by Neerja Birla and her team aims to reach out to people with mental limitations and empower them by providing a social platform where they can interact, connect, explore, overcome their fears and feel more confident. Continue reading “RIDE TO MPOWER – 2019”
It is said that “Knowledge is of no value unless you put into practice”. And with this very belief Mr. Faisal Thakur, former BMX Champion & Owner of Pro9 Bicycle Studio designed a SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC CARGO CYCLE (SPEC BIKE).
A marketer by academics and a cycling entrepreneur by choice, Faisal fully conceived, planned and developed the concept of a solar bicycle in his studio by roping in few school students. He formed a team of 22 students from nearby schools and started to work on this project a week before the Republic Day Parade which is held annually by BIRD at Bandra Bandstand on 26th of January. The idea of choosing this occasion was to reach out to maximum people and convey a clear message of eco-friendly transportation. Continue reading “SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC CARGO CYCLE”
Campaign : Road Safety Week 2019
The Annual Road Safety Week (4th – 10th February) was celebrated across the nation with great fervor. Initiated by the National Safety Council in collaboration with The Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways – Government Of India, the motive of road safety awareness drive is to reach out to all motorist and sensitize them on various issues such as speeding, lane cutting, seat belts, helmets, use of mobile phones, driving under alcohol influence, illegal parking, entering no entry zones, breaking signals, excessive honking and other actions which often lead to traffic chaos and accidents. Continue reading “MUMBAI CYCLIST IMITATE CARS TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY”
On 9th of December 2018, I attended a cycling rally organised to create awareness for diabetes amongst the public in general. It was the third edition of cycle rally for diabetes. More than twelve hundred cyclists arrived to attend the event at Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai. Total distance was 13.8 kms, from Kala Ghoda in Fort to Suryavanshi Hall at Dadar. Continue reading “ROTARY CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES – 2018”
“Visiting a cycling fest is a BEGINNING,
Buying a new cycle is PROGRESS,
Riding a cycle is SUCCESS”
Overview of my walking tour at the India Cycling Festival 2018 (ICF): (7th to 9th Dec’18, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai)
The second season of ‘India Cycling Festival’ returned again with a bang! Organized at an enormous scale in terms of product offerings and engagement opportunities, the ICF fest is a destination ‘For the cyclists and By the cyclists’. Continue reading “TOUR OF INDIA CYCLING FESTIVAL – 2018”