Cyderabadis Cycle 520 kms from London to Paris

Life is a circle for many but life is a CYCLE for few champs!! A 520 Km cycle challenge from London to Paris  was held between 28th May 2013 to June 30th 2013. This race was organised to support the “U foundation” that supports education for people in Zambia. There were totally 42 participants across the globe out of which 8 participants were representing India.

A team consisting of 8 members from the Hyderabad Bicycles club (HBC) participated and successfully completed the “London to Paris Cycle Challenge”.  After completion, they made the Nation proud by hoisting the tricoloured Indian flag on the Eiffel Tower. Truly, the gesture reminds us of an Indian patriotic song “Janda ooncha rahae hamara”.

Eight member team from the Hyderabad team cycled from London to Paris successfully!

Eight member team from the Hyderabad team cycled from London to Paris successfully! Image Courtesy:

Mr. DV Manohar and 20 year old, D Dharmin (a student in US) – the father-son duo are the first to have pedalled together from the same family and are the first to have participated twice in this race. Mr.DV Manohar is the Chairman of the Hyderabad cycling club.  The winner of two medals for India  in the Asia Para Cycling Championships, Mr.Aditya Mehta too participated in the race.

To felicitate the team for the achievement, the GHMC commissioner announced the launch of the City’s second bike station in Cyderabad (Cyber city Hyderabad). The new bike station will have a capacity of 250 bikes and this ultra modern bike station would be created with a total budget of nearly £50,000 GBP (INR.40 lakhs). This initiative runs on the theme” Burn your calories and save on fuel”, which targets to have a “pollution –free and healthy Hyderabad”.

Kudos to all the efforts , not only is Hyderabad a Hi-tech city but is also getting to become a healthy and hygienic city !!

Sharanya Bharathwaj