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”
Lucifer Bikes has recently launched its premium range of alloy cycles which offers various options in the MTB and hybrid variants. The Indian brand unveiled its premium range of cycles at Ride Asia 2022 in New Delhi and made its international Debut at the recently held Eurobike 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.Continue reading “LUCIFER BIKES, INDIA’S MOST PREMIUM ALLOY CYCLES LAUNCHED IN INDIA”
Utrecht tops the ranking of most bike-friendly cities from across the world a recent study reveals.
Luko, a Paris based online insurance company has released the Global Bicycle Index Study 2022.
The study selected 90 cities from the world and analyzed them on six key categories with a score that makes them friendly for cyclists.Continue reading “MOST BIKE-FRIENDLY CITIES IN THE WORLD: 2022 STUDY”
The trailer of Hindi movie Matto Ki Saikil (Matto’s Bicycle) was released recently by Prakash Jha Productions. The movie is set to hit the cinema screens from 16th September 2022.
The plot reminds us of the 1948 classic ‘Bicycle Thief’ in which the central character strives to search for his stolen bicycle which he desperately needs to stay employed and support his family.Continue reading “MATTO KI SAIKIL (MATTO’S BICYCLE)”
I came across a cycling club in Mumbai called as ‘Fast and Furious’. They are a happy bunch of road cyclists doing pretty well. They ride almost every day and post ride updates on social media. But I never thought of joining the club, why?Continue reading “THE ART OF SLOW CYCLING”
18-year-old Nihar Thakkar from Bengaluru has developed an artificial intelligence – sensor – based first bicycle counter of India. The bicycle counter is fitted inside a digital signboard which counts the number of cyclists using the bicycle lane through the day. It re-sets at midnight and starts counting again.Continue reading “BENGALURU BOY DEVELOPS FIRST LIVE BICYCLE COUNTER OF INDIA”
This is my Pre-pandemic photo – when everything was normal, offices were open and I used to cycle to work every Friday. I felt no shame in pedaling in formals, leather shoes and a backpack. The lack of shower facilities at my office did not affect my plan.Continue reading “5 WAYS COMPANIES CAN ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO CYCLE TO WORK”
‘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”
Bike use has boomed across Europe since the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens have voted with their pedals and taken advantage of more time and space to ride and governments have backed them with more bike lanes.Continue reading “BIKE SHARING PAVES THE WAY TO ZERO EMISSION MOBILITY IN CITIES”
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”