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”
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”
It’s about that moment when i shook myself and snatched freedom from the confinement of comfort.
In the dawn of the dark i took a shivering start, ventured on an unknown trail…all alone surrounded with high prospects to fail.
I set out an ambitious goal for thyself, an awakening of a champion is assured to arise holding an enormous vision in my eyes. Continue reading “A HERO IS NEVER AFRAID TO FAIL”
Nunhe munne bacche teri mutthi mein kya hai?
Mutthi mein hai taqdeer hamari
Humne kismat ko bas mein kiya hai
Aankhon mein jhume sapnon ki diwali
Aanewali duniya ka sapna sajaa hai
Badlega zamana yeh sitaroo pe likha hai. Continue reading “TRY YELLOW SOCKS BY CRY”
The second leg of the Swasth Bharat Yatra departs from Mumbai to Manor, 88 kms away from the city. The flag off event was held inside the FDA office at Bandra Kurla Complex today. Monday happens to be a working day but the crowds were even higher in numbers compared to the weekend rally. I never anticipated Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE”
The Swasth Bharat Yatra rally started from Leh on 16th October 2018 on ‘World Food Day’ and since then has covered a road distance in excess of 4800 kms with the help of 7300 cycling volunteers collectively touching 500+ destinations (Figures as on 11.11.18). These are huge numbers for any government led initiative and assured to shoot up further in the coming weeks. Swasth Bharat Yatra spans over Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – MUMBAI”
“Swasth Bharat Yatra – Healthy India Rally” is an All India relay cycling event organised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (fssai). With a mission to create public awareness on food nutrition and healthy eating habits, the fssai has arranged a Pan India event through which cyclist are being mobilised from all across the states as volunteers to communicate one unified message ‘Eat Right India’ Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA”
“SHUT UP LEGS! DO WHAT I TELL YOU TO DO”
A man who rode 20 kilometers on a children’s bike in the Tour De France. A man who had eleven broken bones, twenty five screws and one-twenty stitches in his body. He was flown off by a Continue reading “RIDE WITH JENS VOIGT AT THE TREK BIKES CAMP”
We are celebrating India’s 72nd year of Independence today. And to mark this historic occasion, a large group of cycling lovers gathered at Ankur Society, Prabhadevi for a flag hoisting ceremony. More than 200 cyclist arrived from all across the city. The atmosphere was overwhelming. Two senior citizens Continue reading “THERE LIVES A SPECIALIZED CYCLIST IN YOU”