The most recent ride for cause was organised on World Health Day. As many as 40 cyclists rode together amidst heavy traffic in the evening hours to educate people about the health benefits of riding a bicycle. “We had been looking for an opportunity to organise a ride to basically claim the city roads as cyclists, and the occasion of World Health Day seemed just perfect. After all, cycling has several health benefits. We wanted to convey to the public that there is a sizeable chunk of ardent cyclists in the city and also to motivate people to take up cycling,” informs an ardent cyclist Deepanti Pal, who led the entire ride that was flagged off from Joggers’ Street.
Happy to receive a positive response from the people around, another cycling enthusiast and dental surgeon Amruta Kandurwar says, “One of the most exciting parts of these awareness rides is the reaction of the onlookers. It was quite heartening to see people cheering for us along the way. The curious crowd interacted with us whenever we stopped at a signal even as we took that moment as an opportunity to talk about ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. I can’t wait to be a part of more such awareness rides in future.”