Giant Bicycles India, a leading brand in the cycling industry, is set to conclude its nationwide cycling campaign with a 55 km ride in Mumbai on March 26th, 2023.Continue reading “GIANT BICYCLES INDIA CONCLUDES NATIONWIDE CYCLING CAMPAIGN WITH A 55 KM RIDE IN MUMBAI”
Today morning I read a sad news of a runner being killed by a speeding car at Worli in Mumbai. This is not the first time that someone doing a fitness activity has lost his/her life in an car accident. It has become dangerous to go cycling and running even in the early morning hours. Drunken driving is prevalent in urban cities which is a matter of great concern.Continue reading “CYCLING AND RUNNING HAS BECOME DANGEROUS IN MUMBAI”
Dr. Viswanathan Iyer has recently been appointed as the new Bicycle Mayor of Mumbai by BYCS – a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam. He is a brain and spine surgeon by profession. He has been cycling since 2011 and uses his cycle to commute to his clinic and hospitals very often. He was the T-ward bicycle councilor for “Cycle Chala City Bacha” (ride a bicycle and save the city) and conducted many cycling promotion activities. He can speak multiple languages and that helps him connect with many people. He dreams of the day when maximum Indians will cycle to work!Continue reading “MUMBAI GETS A NEW BICYCLE MAYOR”
Arjit Soni is the Founder and CEO of MYBYK India. An environmentalist and a Chartered Accountant by qualification, he is passionate about solving urban mobility issues through cycling and public transport.
MYBYK is a public bicycle sharing service of Indian origin aimed at encouraging the use of bicycles by enhancing the ownership experience, making it hassle free and more convenient. MYBYK is also aimed at addressing the core issue of first and last mile connectivity associated with public transport thereby making it more accessible, convenient, economic and time efficient.Continue reading “ARJIT SONI OF MYBYK MAKES IT TO SHARK TANK INDIA”
Everymonth I intend to bring a spotlight on one cyclist from around the world. I will introduce him/her briefly by talking about their major accomplishments and do a rapid fire question and answer segment.
This month I am covering Mayur Jain, a midlife cyclist from Mumbai. He is an author of a self-help book ‘HI FIVE!’ published worldwide in the year 2020 and available online on amazon.in and other portals. The book helps the reader to list down life goals and draw a route map on how to reach there. I have read the book and it has personally helped me to clearly envision my future plans. Hence, I strongly recommend it to all the readers of this blog. Moreover, all sales proceeds from the book goes to charity.Continue reading “IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MAYUR JAIN FROM MUMBAI”
Movement is co-authored by a Journalist Thalia Verkade and Social Scientist Marco te Brommelstroet an urban planning expert at the University of Amsterdam popularly known as the fietsprofessor on social media.
Movement raises critical questions about how our streets are designed and how they can be made better in terms of sustainability, liveability and safety for all.Continue reading “MOVEMENT: HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS AND TRANSFORM OUR LIVES”
It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to cover the annual international women’s day celebration and cancer awareness ride by ‘The Cyclistas’ a cycling community in Mumbai.Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND CANCER AWARENESS RIDE 2023”
Yes! You read it correctly. Bicycles are allowed in the newly launched Mumbai Metro line services – yellow line 2A and red line 7, which run parallel to each other.Continue reading “BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED IN MUMBAI METRO LINE 2A AND 7”
The Rotary Cycling Rally for Diabetes in Mumbai is an annual event organized by the Rotary Club of Mumbai South of district 3141. The event is organised every year to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention. The rally, which is open to all ages, is a great opportunity for participants to get some exercise while supporting a good cause. The last event was held in January 2020 and none after that due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “ROTARY CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES – 2023”