The second part in our Uttarakhand trilogy. We rode from Rudraprayag, cycling through Kumaon, visited Kausani and turned back to Dehradun… Often people travelling on motorcycles and bicycles ride for some cause. One current favourite is ‘women empowerment’. Where people ride, with a backup vehicle flaunting a lot of stickers and tons of photos on social media. Whenever I see…
A blast from the past…from 2015, when we spent a month cycling in Mongolia. On this day 5 years ago, we left for Mongolia and to celebrate the anniversary, here’s the travelogue… Cycling in Mongolia Pedalling through the vast expanse of the endless land that is Mongolia, there are two Ws that a cyclist worries about – Wind and Water.…View More Mongolia: Of Wind & No Water…
A guide to indoor cycling in India. We cover the pros and cons of indoor cycling and why you should or shouldn’t start training indoors. We also get user reviews from a range of cyclists with widely varying training experiences. Indoor training has been around for quite some time now. First with rollers, then ‘dumb’ trainers and now super ‘smart’…View More To Train Indoors or Not?
To understand the amateur cycle racing scene in India, we race around the world with Baba Velo, who shares his oodles of experience with us… India is seeing a fast-growing cycling culture. Metros and Tier II cities are experiencing an explosion in bicycle sales, as more people are getting onto bikes. Yet, cycling as a sport, hasn’t kept pace with…View More Road Racing around the world with Baba Velo
Cycling from Kanyakumari to Ladakh with Tahseen and Pankaj as they pedalled the length of the country to spread the message of ‘Be Generous’! This chalk & cheese duo share about their 40 day ride covering 3900 km and climbing 109638 ft. Those who have watched Lord of the Rings, will recollect Frodo’s journey, fraught with danger, as he travelled…View More K2K with the deadly duo Tahseen and Pankaj!
Alibag Cycling Club went community everesting on the auspicious date of ‘Friday the 13th’! The club speaks about this community building initiative… Community Everesting in Alibag A couple of years ago, the internet was flooded with photos of a traffic jam on the final ascent of Mt. Everest. But what have mountaineers and pedestrian traffic jams got to do with…View More Alibag Cycle Club goes Community Everesting!
We chat with Bicycle Mayor of Chennai, Felix John about the cycling infrastructure in the city and steps needed to improve conditions… Bicycle Mayor of Chennai: Felix John Bicycle Mayor? What’s that you wonder. Is it a city mayor who rides a bicycle to work? Unlikely, it would appear. Indian politicians aren’t known for being capable of placing their rather…View More Fixing the city with Bicycle Mayor of Chennai, Felix John
Seasoned endurance cyclist, Sumit Patil cycles for 24hours to raise money to help the thousands of migrants walking and cycling from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. #iForMyPeople The funds were given to Prabodhan Trust, based in Dhule, Maharashtra. Dhule has a unique feature of being a nodal point of the Mumbai highway. Anyone travelling north or east from Mumbai…View More Sumit Patil cycles 24 Hours to Raise Funds for Migrants
#InConversation with elite mountain biker of India, Shiven Aerohawk, as he talks about his journey of being the best in the business and then some more… If you ever go to the high mountains and look closely at the cliffs, you will spot bharal (mountain goats), navigating their way through near vertical rock faces seemingly defying all laws of gravity.…View More Shiven Aerohawk: Bettering the Best in India!