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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PARA-CYCLIST ‘TANYA DAGA’ RIDES 3800 KMS FROM KASHMIR TO KANYAKUMARI

PARA-CYCLIST ‘TANYA DAGA’ RIDES 3800 KMS FROM KASHMIR TO KANYAKUMARI

Tanya Alok Daga, a para-cyclist from Biaora city, Madhya Pradesh successfully completed a charity cycle ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Riding with one leg, Tanya covered a distance of 3800 Kms in 43 days on a road bike.

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THE LIMEY PROJECT – BOOK REVIEW

THE LIMEY PROJECT – BOOK REVIEW

‘The Limey Project’ is about an epic cycling adventure by two British men ‘Bone and Killer’ (fictitious names) from Dorset, England. In 2004, they took an ambitious journey spanning four months from Seattle to Miami, covering 5000 miles to raise money for cancer research.

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EXTREME ATHLETE ‘JONAS DEICHMANN’ ATTEMPTS TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD

EXTREME ATHLETE ‘JONAS DEICHMANN’ ATTEMPTS TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD

The German adventurer and extreme sportsman Jonas Deichmann has started his next record-breaking challenge – the longest triathlon, from Munich around the world to Munich. During his journey, he will cover the distance of 120 Ironman’s with a minimal CO2 footprint.

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IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?

IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?

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?”