As part of my home quarantine activity, I built this model of a cargo tricycle. It is a simple ‘DIY’ project and can be accomplished using basic items available in the house. Continue reading “HOW TO MAKE A CARGO BIKE”
IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only ‘unsustainable’, but it took the freedom and adventure out of life; and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes. Liz set out to learn more and MOTHERLOAD was born.Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING”
ICE CREAM TRIKE
STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.
Sanjay Sharma a thirty eight year old man living in Mumbai arrives at Carter Road, Bandra to sell ice creams. He is seen at the same spot everyday from 9 pm to 3 am servicing local tourists and people who visit the area for night walks. Families travelling in cars and motorbikes often stop by to eat ice creams with their children. His bright red tricycle can easily be seen from far as he mostly prefers to stand under a street lamp.Continue reading “ICE CREAM TRIKE”
IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW
#WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a social movement originating in Copenhagen, Denmark and was launched in 2012 by Ole Kassow. The purpose of the organisation is to invite socially isolated seniors back into their local communities by engaging them in mutually beneficial and stimulating trishaw rides with volunteers (trishaws are also known as cycle rickshaws, bike taxi and tri-cycle taxi).
Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW”
IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE
Carol Cooke is a Paralympic Gold Medalist in Cycling from Australia. She has authored a book ‘Finding your Inner Gold’ in which she talks about rediscovering oneself and how to create a winning mindset. Besides being an author, Carol is dedicated to doing public service as a Motivational Speaker and inspires people to restore courage, dare to overcome ones fears and be an achiever.
Carol was a National level swimmer while growing-up, and a high performing girl in sports. Post her marriage, one day, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and was told by the physicians ‘life is never going to be normal for you’. MS, a condition in which most people give -up hope, Carol fought hard and continued with her sporting activities. She got success first in Rowing and than in Cycling. Despite her severe condition, her choice of being involved in physical activities resulted her in winning many competitions at National and International level.Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROL COOKE”