I have been following the Dutch Cycling Culture from the last five years and always thought that someday I will visit the cycling paradise. After six months of meticulous planning, finally I visited the Netherlands in June 2023. Since I had planned my trip in advance, I emailed some of the important people in the cycling industry and secured an appointment with them.Continue reading “EIGHT EMINENT PEOPLE I MET IN THE 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”
The Pandemic resulted in short-term benefits to the environment with clean air and blue skies. Pedaling with a force to latch onto this golden opportunity are the advocacy groups and non-profit organizations, which are leaving no stone unturned to convert the miniscule gains into long term advantages.Continue reading ““CYCLING IS IN OUR DNA” – H.E. MARTEN VAN DEN BERG”
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”
Analysing ancient tools, ornaments and human remains from a prehistoric rock shelter called ‘Riparo Bombrini’ in Liguria on the Italian Riviera, archaeologists at the Universite De Montreal and the University of Genoa conclude a very precious and sustainable thought that“The Key to survival is Co-operation”.Continue reading “THE CYCLING WARRIORS”