CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY

CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM ON KINGS DAY

It is impressive to know that the world’s biggest outdoor birthday party is held on the ‘Kings Day’ in the Netherlands. Kings Day marks the birthday of the King Willem-Alexander and observed as a national holiday on the 27th April.

Celebrations include concerts and special events in public spaces, particularly in Amsterdam. The festivities are organized by local associations called ‘Orange Committees’.

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TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS

TOGETHER WE CYCLE – A PERSPECTIVE ON CYCLING IN NETHERLANDS

Together We Cycle is a documentary film written and directed by Gertjan Hulster and produced under his banner Nieuw & Verbeterd production based in Harleem, Netherlands.

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HERO CYCLES TO MAKE 10MN CYCLES A YEAR AT E-CYCLE VALLEY

HERO CYCLES TO MAKE 10MN CYCLES A YEAR AT E-CYCLE VALLEY

Hero Cycles, a 65-year-old Indian cycle manufacturing company has set an ambitious target to become a global leader in E-Cycles. The company launched its much awaited state-of-the-art export oriented manufacturing unit ‘Hero E-Cycle Valley’ via video conferencing on the auspicious day of Baisakhi (New Year). Based in Dhanansu in Ludhiana, the Hero E-Cycle Valley will make 10Mn Cycles a year, with a production of 4 million premium bicycles and E-Cycles, majorly for global consumption.

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THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW

THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW

‘The Bicycle Diaries’ is a fabulous piece of research work done in tracing the history of India Cycling by a retired journalist couple Anoop Babani and Savia Viegas. Post retirement, the Mumbai duo settled in Goa in 2005 and started pedaling for recreation and soaking in the solitary lanes of Goa. The idea of writing a book struck when Anoop had a tragic fall and was advised rest for several weeks. This period of inactivity turned their attention towards reading. Subsequently, their interest advanced into a deeper investigation on Indian Cycling, thus, ‘The Bicycle Diaries’ was constituted.

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THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

During my trip to Paris in 2017, the tour guide in our bus while giving instructions appraised us about the free drinking water facility available in the city. It turned out to be useful information for our group as we went about exploring the places largely on foot and public transport and in between refilled empty bottles from the taps beating the summer heat. Thus, we could conveniently quench our thirst, save money, reuse and reduce plastic waste.

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AVON CYCLES ENTERS THE E-BIKE SEGMENT WITH ‘CYCLELEC’

AVON CYCLES ENTERS THE E-BIKE SEGMENT WITH ‘CYCLELEC’

Avon Cycles Ltd., one of India’s leading bicycle manufacturing company has launched its first-ever series of electric cycles, CYCLELEC with its first two models being CONNECT I and CONNECT II.

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