C was lucky to have participated in the 1st ever Mumbai Cyclothon - the cycling event and the category she had participated had the route via Bandra-Worli Sealink... C wanted to go and see the sealink since the time it had opened last year..but didnt know this was the way she would see it ever..
Lucky because in the normal course, two wheelers are also not allowed on the sea link but for this event the whole of sea link was booked for the enthusiastic cyclists... It was one of the best way to see the first of its kind of bridge in India..
Thanks to the cyclothon event, C came in contact with many like minded enthusiastic cyclists and groups organising cycling events ..
Main Objective of Cyclothon was:
"The main objective of Mumbai cyclothon was to create a mass mobilizing cycling event in the country - Cyclothon. This would be a public event involving the general public, corporate sector and the city at large. Projection of cycling as an ‘in sport’ – which connotes the values of speed, passion, excitement, thrill, fun and most important of all as an environment friendly sport for all, with fitness benefits especially targeting the younger generation of Indians.Cyclothon would imbibe the elements of a distance running event namely mass involvement and participation of World class cyclists, to support and encourage the Indian cyclists and promote the concept of cycling along commercial, social and environmental planks. " More details on mumbai cyclothon click here
It feels great to be a part of the event with all the spirits high and such huge participation.. wish more such cycling events start picking up and youth is drawn back to this great sport called - Cycling..