Every month I intend to bring a spotlight on one cyclist from around the world. I introduce the cyclist briefly by talking about their major accomplishments and do a rapid-fire question and answer segment.
This month I am featuring Chirag Shah – a young cycling entrepreneur and an activist from Thane city in India.Continue reading “IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CHIRAG SHAH FROM THANE”
The Hague city hosted its first bicycle flash mob on the World Bicycle Day which is celebrated on the 3rd of June every year around the globe. This day was declared by the United Nations in 2018 so this year it was the 5th anniversary of the World Bicycle Day event.Continue reading “WORLD BICYCLE DAY 2023 CELEBRATIONS IN THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS”
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”
‘Good Morning’ – greeted Mr. Mehra while I was unlocking my Gazelle preparing to leave for work.
‘…good morning dear friend … have a nice day’ – I replied.Continue reading “CYCLING CITY OF MY DREAM!”
‘We are a part of the solution, not the problem’ says the tagline of Relief Riders. Relief Riders is a real story of cyclists helping the senior citizens in India with essential supplies during the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “RELIEF RIDERS HELP SENIOR CITIZENS WITH ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES DURING THE PANDEMIC”
Chirag Jayantilal Shah from Thane City in Maharashtra joins the international network of change-makers to accelerate cycling adoption. Thane City now has a Bicycle Mayor to advance the city’s approach to cycling.Continue reading “THANE CITY JOINS THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF BICYCLE MAYORS”
A number of cycling stories emerged in the last 2 months. Reports of cycle brands rejigging their factories to produce face mask and governments implementing pop-up cycle lanes. Continue reading “BICYCLES COME TO THE FORE”
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.Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH MAUD DE VRIES”