Lt. Col. Bharat Pannu from Rohtak, Haryana became the new record holder for the Fastest Cyclist To Cover Kashmir To Kanyakumari Route (K2K). Riding from Northern tip of India, Bharat Pannu covered a distance of 3600 kms and reached to the Southern tip passing 13 states enroute creating a Guinness World Record. Continue reading “CYCLING KASHMIR TO KANYAKUMARI, BHARAT PANNU SETS NEW WORLD RECORD”
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. However, it is the world’s largest platform to strike conversations globally and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
I have been very keen to embrace Twitter. Like many cyclists I am IT savvy. It has been useful to network with cycling organisations, cycling media; print, internet and television. Twitter was especially a great tool to use to let my friends and followers know where I was as I cycled across USA in 2013 from Los Angeles to Boston covering 3415 miles with my daughter Catherine. Continue reading “IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?”
A new study released by Mordor Intelligence Consultancy on global e-bike market has valued the segment at 14.75 billion in 2018. Based on a study of global data trends, the market is projected to grow at CAGR of 6.39% during the forecast period 2019-2024. Asia-Pacific region is estimated to lead the global market sales with China dominating the region. Continue reading “GLOBAL E-BIKE MARKET PROJECTED TO REACH $18.65 BILLION BY 2024”
Do you remember the poem ‘The Blind Men And The Elephant’ by John Godfrey Saxe, where six blind men were partially exposed to an elephant and had their own interpretations on what an elephant would be like. In the story, each blind man created his own version of reality and were correct in their narrations based on the limited exposure to the object. The moral of the story tells us that each individual truth maybe partially true but it is not the ultimate truth. Continue reading “CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS”
Byk India, the exclusive Pan India distributors for De Rosa has introduced the all new De Rosa SK Pininfarina to the India Market.
De Rosa, an Italian legacy brand, was founded in Milan by Ugo De Rosa. He first started building frames and later his passion for racing drew him into manufacturing of bicycle frames in the 1950’s. Continue reading “THE ALL NEW DE ROSA SK PININFARINA COMES TO INDIA”
STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.
For a city without any favorable cycling infrastructure to ride in pairs is beyond ones imagination. But I am misunderstood like so many of you since there exists many cyclists who are going double these days. It feels like a mini Amsterdam is thriving in the backstreets of Mumbai. Am saying this with confidence and excitement to have seen two and even three people sharing the same bicycle. What is common for Amsterdammers is special for Mumbai city. Simply because this city is far away from the concept of a dedicated cycle track which would encourage safe and excessive use of bicycles. Continue reading “CYCLING DOUBLE SEAT”
The green grass on the bus stop roof is by no means India’s initiative against global warming. Its probably an unintentional outcome of possible negligence by maintenance unit of BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking) bus services responsible for running public transport in Mumbai. The growing wild grass also affirms that this year Mumbai recorded high rainfall along with many other parts of the country. The little mint green door gives an artistic look to an onlooker and from a distance the elements appear as a single unit. Continue reading “BUS STOPS IN BALLARD ESTATE”
#WORLD CAR FREE DAY
Jos Sluijsmans is the Director of International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF), co-founder of Dutch Bicycle Center and member of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and European Cycle Logistics Federation. After working as an interpreter and translator in Spanish for ten years and practicing law for eight years during early stages of his career, Jos Sluijsmans ventured into cycling business and launched Fietsdiensten.nl in 2004. He started as a bike messenger and delivered organic and local food to restaurants by cargo bike. Jos also gave cycling lessons to people with physical and mental challenges.
Headquartered at Pune, an electric mobility start-up “Polarity” introduced India’s first Smart Bikes with its range of six electric vehicles today. At a time when urban commuting has become unpleasant, these bikes promises to offer a much needed micro mobility solution to individuals and businesses who are environmentally conscious. The Polarity pedal assisted electric bikes are designed for intra-city use, are eco-friendly and good alternatives to conventional fuel powered bikes. Continue reading “POLARITY LAUNCHES PEDAL ASSIST ELECTRIC BIKES”
Globally cycling community is quite large and well dispersed with diverse cycling experiences. I reached out to them through an online poll to get a measured response to broaden our perspective on the topic we are trying to decode. A poll conducted on twitter revealed that 77% of cyclist were chased by a dog during their life time while 3% were chased by an animal other than dogs. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3”