MMR CYCLIST MEET-UP 2023 HELD IN THANE

MMR CYCLIST MEET-UP 2023 HELD IN THANE

A meet-up of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR cyclist) that includes the cities of Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayandar and Panvel was held on the 19th of November at Thane city. Over 200 cyclists participated in the ride and meet-up programme.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CHIRAG SHAH FROM THANE

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CHIRAG SHAH FROM THANE

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.

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WORLD BICYCLE DAY 2023 CELEBRATIONS IN THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS

WORLD BICYCLE DAY 2023 CELEBRATIONS IN THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS

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.

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MUMBAI GETS A NEW BICYCLE MAYOR

MUMBAI GETS A NEW BICYCLE MAYOR

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!

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RELIEF RIDERS HELP SENIOR CITIZENS WITH ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

RELIEF RIDERS HELP SENIOR CITIZENS WITH ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

‘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.

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THANE CITY JOINS THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF BICYCLE MAYORS

THANE CITY JOINS THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF BICYCLE MAYORS

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.

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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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