Recall your great old cycling days? Loafing around the boulevards with your companions and friends still constitute the best memories that you have of your childhood. As time passed, the developing road traffic and the quick moving society have surpassed the cycles which have practically vanished. Be that as it may, in the recent years a couple of cycling clubs have come up in the city of Hyderabad making the perfect road to the pattern of urban cycling which is by all accounts getting up to its pace.
From geeks and techies, from young homemakers to elderly workers, everybody appears to like this new action. Meeting in any event once in every seven days, or to go on a cycling trip with totally new friends and companions has turned into the new stress buster for some. What’s more, it is the formal clubs, as well as even little casual gatherings are making up for lost time on occasions to appreciate their very own ride. Thus, the total number of bicyclists who are gaining immense joy from cycling has shifted from single digits to hundreds and then thousands.
One of the most famous of such clubs in Hyderabad is the Hyderabad Bicycling Club. Abhinandan from HBC says that in 2012, there were just around 800 individuals and now the numbers have expanded to 15,000 making theirs the greatest web based bicycling club. He specifies that they arrange a great deal of occasions and the result is overpowering. “The current well known pattern is cycling to office, and a great number of techies are truly enthusiastic in this case” he includes.
Aside from the relaxed cycling meet-ups, members of Hyderabad Bicycling Club take up and arrange philanthropic occasions, marathons, and different vocational courses. ‘The Great Hyderabad Cyclothon II’ was arranged by HBC on 22nd January 2017, on the occasion the following Republic Day celebrations. Bicycling enthusiasts in vast numbers accumulated at the Gachibowli Bike Station to partake in the occasion and the rides were hailed off by Rajiv Trivedi, Principal Secretary, Home, Telangana. Around 700 members participated in the ride which incorporated a seven-year-old kid, Agasti and eighty-year-old, Hanif Mohammad. Talking on this event, Mr. Trivedi said that the Government offices ought to be advised of the requirement for a cycling track of 12 feet width over the 160-km extend of the ORR (Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad) of black-top material with the goal that it bends over as a running track as well. Hyderabad Bicycling Club Chairman D.V. Manohar said that 300 bicycle stations including at 63 metro stations with a stock of 10,000 bikes and e-bicycles will be prepared for nationals to use later on. The occasion comprised of three classes of rides – Cyclothon 10 km Mass Ride, 30 km Foundation Ride and 60 km Countryside Ride.
HBC additionally urges its individuals to take an interest in long- distance trips which can traverse over some undefined time frame — anyplace between a few days to fourteen days, depending on the total distance that is being travelled. Taking motivation from such clubs, even the colleges and universities all over India are urging their students and faculty to take up the healthy habit of cycling as a mode of regular exercise, to lead a sound way of life.