INTERVIEW WITH EGOR PANCHENKO FROM VOLUNTEERS OF KYIV IN UKRAINE

INTERVIEW WITH EGOR PANCHENKO FROM VOLUNTEERS OF KYIV IN UKRAINE

When I first learnt about the breakout of war between Russia and Ukraine, I was terrified, as I had only read about such dreadful events in history books. I never imagined that something like this could ever happen in my lifetime, but history repeated itself.

What war leaves behind is loss of life, property, damage to physical and mental health, infrastructure, dreams, aspirations and have far more consequences to the environment, economy and the planet. It creates a scary atmosphere and pushes people, cities, and countries decades behind in economic distress.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LESZEK SIBILSKI

IN CONVERSATION WITH LESZEK SIBILSKI

Leszek Sibilski is a Polish-American sociologist and a longtime advocate for issues related to climate change, the environment, public policy, global poverty, youth, and the role of women in contemporary society. He is a former member of the Polish National Olympic Cycling Team.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH NAVNEET BANKA

IN CONVERSATION WITH NAVNEET BANKA

Navneet Banka is the Managing Director at Trek Bicycles India. A sharp and approachable person, Navneet is credited for leading the market entry of the US based Trek Bicycle Corporation into India and taking the Brand to new heights.

Navneet cycles 30 kms at least 4 days a week in Gurgaon from where he manages the Trek India operations.

In this chat, Navneet speaks about various issues pertaining to cycling and the dynamics of heading a lifestyle business in the land of opportunities called ‘India’.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MAMA AGATHA

IN CONVERSATION WITH MAMA AGATHA

Happy Women’s Day to all the readers.

Today, in this interview we are talking to Agartha Frimpong, a Ghanaian lady settled in Amsterdam Southeast who runs a Cycle Training course for migrants in the Netherlands.

Cycling is a ‘National Dutch Identity’ and important life skill that enables the migrant and refugee women better integrate into Dutch society.

Agartha Frimpong helps the migrant women to learn this elementary skill and let go of their fear through a 12 week training program in which they group once a week and learn how to ride a bicycle.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES

IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES

BYCS is an Amsterdam based non-profit social enterprise driven by the belief that ‘BICYCLES TRANSFORM CITIES AND CITIES TRANSFORM THE WORLD’ spearheaded by Maud De Vries.

BYCS operates internationally, collaborates and works with governments, businesses and NGO’s to give greater Impetus to Cycling.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only ‘unsustainable’, but it 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.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH VIOLA

IN CONVERSATION WITH VIOLA

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.

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