Its been all quiet on the western front for far too long. No new stories and blogs emanating from this keyboard. On the 1st of April we promised to do more with this blog going forward, but we were doing less! Or so it seemed on the outside. Behind the scenes we have been working hard to update, upgrade and…View More CyclingMonks Forums: Your Voice
Its been 18 months since CyclingMonks first hit the interweb. In this year and a half, I am happy that this blog has grown, improved and learnt a lot along the way. The essence of CyclingMonks from the beginning has been to share stories about cycling in India, from every corner of the country. Tales which range from travelling this…View More CyclingMonks: New Logo In Town!
This Children’s Day Cycling Monks were given a fantastic opportunity by Methodist High School, Kanpur, to speak with the young boys and girls, promoting cycling as a hobby, passion and a way of life. Methodist High School, Kanpur, is a premier educational institution of the city and has been imparting education amongst the young since 1876. It was, as such,…View More Promoting Cycling on Children’s Day!
CyclingMonks.com was officially launched by the Chief Guest of the event, Padmashri Dr Giriraj Kishore, in the presence of friends and well-wishers. The website is a platform to showcase quality content from every aspect of cycling in the Indian scene. Cycling is growing in popularity across the country in every genre. From mountain biking, to road riding, club racing, leisure…View More Official Launch of Cycling Monks
The second and third days from the cycle ride around the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012. Day 2 Shimla to Rivali Waking up the next morning in Shimla was a terrible idea. My left leg was on strike, while the right was on a murdering rampage. Getting out of bed was a struggle. It was more a…View More Cycling in Spiti: 2012: Day 2 and 3
In September 2012, this ride was done in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was a case of baptism by fire as it was the first opportunity of traveling on the saddle of a bicycle! Read on for the travel travails of the initiation into bicycle touring. Day 0 Kanpur to Kalka (by train) A couple of months before the ride,…View More Cycling in Spiti: 2012: Day 0 and 1
Racing On India’s First Bicycle Highway: Etawah to Agra A firsthand account of racing on India’s first bicycle highway! The Highway In the year 2016, the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced a plan to build a cycling highway in India between Etawah and Agra. Cycling highways might be common in the developed world but it’s the first in…View More Racing On India’s First Bicycle Highway: Etawah to Agra