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Froome takes his third crown.

Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 25, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments

Pune: Cycle tracks in the city are anything but that.

Across the city, the lack of maintenance and general insensitivity towards cyclists have been the biggest roadblocks for cycling.

Tracks in a shambles big downer for cycling
Even as interest around cycling goes up, owing to the awareness and visits to other global centres, and as…

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 23, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

City cyclists complete Pune-Leh expedition.

Group of five citizens from Pune recently completed a cycling expedition of 2,731 kms from Pune-Leh-Khardung La.
Ulhas Joshi, an industrialist, Gayatri Joshi a Yoga teacher, Udayan Walvekar an MBA student, Sunil Chatekar, an IT professional, Arjun Doshi, an architect were part of the…

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 23, 2016 at 7:24pm — No Comments


The Pune Municipal Corporation ( PMC) is in the process of drafting a Cycling Plan that could make the city a mirror image of the Danish capital, where the most popular and preffered means of transport is the humble bicycle.

Dedicated cycling tracks, parking spaces , rental services and more; are on cards.

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 23, 2016 at 8:32am — No Comments

Step-by-Step Increment is the best approach!

Let’s consider this very typical scenario. You’ve chosen cycling for health & fitness and bought a brand new (costly) bicycle recently. On weekend, early in the morning, you start from home to pedal over 10-15 KMs. After finishing the targeted distance, you find some seasoned bicyclists (in attractive jerseys and having nicely shaped bodies) passing by you and you introduce yourself to them (this very normal among…


Added by Sachchidanand Swami on July 21, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call to go back in time and make Pune a cycle city

Look around and you'll see many Mark Twains.

The celebrated author took to cycling to keep young when he was in his late 40s.

Over the years, leisure cycling has boomed in the city, with people bringing back the pedal-pushing trend from other places in the world.

With seniors of the city talk about cycling, however, they do it with nostalgia and vivid memories of Pune being a ' cycle city'.

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 21, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

Pune-Baramati cycle race on July 23.

Pune to Baramati cycle race will be held on July 23 to mark the birthdya celebration of President of Maharashtra Olympic Association, Ajit Pawar.

The race is open for national level and state level cycling in men's and women's category.

Total Cash prize of Rs.4,91,000 is up for grabs.

The race will be conducted in the five categories.

Cash award of Rs.2,10,5000 and Rs.1,43,000 will be awarded to the winners of national level cyclist and to state level cyclists…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 19, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

For city-based downhill mountain biker Ajay Padval, zooming up in the air with the bike and negotiating the slushy, gravelladen terrain is a casual affair.

He rides his bike over a crazy track, filled with rocks and obstacles, and easily gets past them. He jumps and flies up in the air, to get a speed boost to overpower his opponent and wins championships year after year. The 25-year-old downhill fanatic has claimed podium finishes at races held in Gujarat, Bangalore,…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 15, 2016 at 11:36pm — No Comments

पुणे शहरास ‘सायकल फ्रेंडली शहर’ करण्यात आपले योगदान द्या !

 पुणे ‘महानगरपालिका’ सायकल प्लॅन विकसित करत आहे. यासाठी सर्व नागरिक, सायकल स्वार,आणि हौशी सायकल स्वार यांच्या सूचना उपयुक्त ठरतील. आपल्या मौलिक सूचना देण्यासाठी पुढील मुद्यांचा जरूर विचार करावा. सायकलला पुन्हा एकदा लोकप्रिय वाहन करण्यासाठी काय करता येईल. सायकलला लोकप्रिय पर्याय करण्यामध्ये, रहिवासी समूह, शैक्षणिक…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 13, 2016 at 8:34pm — No Comments

On a record run, 17-year old autistic boy and father pedal to Delhi

Bharat and his father, Jaisinh, at India Gate in Delhi after fininishing the trip.

When 17-ear old Bharat Chavan, who is autistic, along with two other of Bal Kalyan Sanstha made it to the Limca Book of Records in 2014 for swimming continuously for 13 hours and 12 minutes in the Sanstha;s pool in the Pune city, Chavan was already weaving the dreams of anothe record.

On May 12 this year, Bharat hopped on on his bicycle and with his father Jaisinh in company, the duo…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 11, 2016 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Salman Khan, Shah Rukh and Aryan Khan ride their cycles Bandstand on Friday morning ...Then, go cycling through the streets of Bandra with Aryan following

The Khan dosts, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan, went viral on the internet early on Friday after the latter shared a selfie of them cycling down Bandstand, with SRK's son Aryan riding behind them.

Fans were happy to see the Bandra boys on a bike ride and not averse to being clicked.

While Sallu was casually dressed in tracks and a black tee and the Khan kid in grey sweats, the was Badshash looking like a corporate honcho in a white shirt, formal grey trousers and a matching…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on July 9, 2016 at 12:06am — No Comments

Reviews on brands/models based serivce

One of the reasons why I like bicycles is that I can understand its mechanism and I can fix most of the problems myself.  In my opinion, every biker should know some basics of his bike - should be able to do minor repairs and tweak his/her bike whenever needed.  So, every cyclist should have some basic set of tools.

This is another reason why I associate biking with "freedom" (less dependency on mechanics).

What made me bring this topic?  I have seen people getting pissed…


Added by Vinay Thaha on June 29, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

Cycle to work

With more and more working professionals opting to travel by cycle nowadays, this healthy trend is fast catching up.
Cycling to work not only keeps you fit, but also helps the environment and reduces fuel expenses. 

Rajat Toshniwal, a software protocol developer, rides his cycle from Chandni Chowk to his office in Hinjewadi every…

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 29, 2016 at 6:45am — 1 Comment

Mission cycle yatra to promote peace

With a mission to promote cycling and spread the message of global peace, a few cycle enthusiasts from the city started their Jammu to Pune expedition from January 26.

The expedition ‘Ride for Peace’ was to cover…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 27, 2016 at 5:59am — No Comments

Punekars are pedalling their way to fitness

If you step out of home early in the morning, you will witness a large number of cycling enthusiasts 
pedalling on the streets alongside morning strollers.
The city has seen an average 20 per cent annual rise in bicycle sales in the last few years as more and more citizens are taking to cycling to remain fit.

One of the main reasons for the boom in the sales is the…

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 27, 2016 at 5:55am — 1 Comment

Cycle tracks unused due to lack of proper connectivity

Once, Pune was known as a city of cycles.
Even today many citizens wish to ride cycles, but due to lack of safety for cyclists people do not dare to allow their dear ones to use cycles for daily commute.

Union Urban Minister Venkaiah Naidu was in the city on Saturday to launch the Smart City projects along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking on the occasion, Naidu…

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 27, 2016 at 5:50am — 1 Comment

Mussoorie bans cycling on mall road

A recent decision by the sub-divisional magistrate ( SDM) of Mussoorie, taken in consultation with the local police and municipal council, will now see cycles banned on Mall road.

Cycling had recently caught on in the hill station with a number of operators even offering cycles on rent.

 Cars and bikes are allowed in the mall road area until 4 pm.

While the world is going gaga over the environmental and health benefits of cycling,…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 18, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

Cycle rally held in Camp

The Pune City District Congress Committee had organised a cycle rally on the World Environment Day in Camp.

The rally was flagged off by Ramesh Bagwe,  President, Pune City District Congress Committee.

Also present were Sahil Kedari, President, Pune Cantonment Assembly, Minesh Ghanavat, Rakesh Lakare, Nitin Avdhut, Vishnu Gaikwad, Satish Naidu, Vipin Kedari, Sagar Kurhe and Amrut Kedari.

Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 12, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists' deaths

A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting charged Charles Pickett Jr. of Battle Creek with five counts of second-degree murder and four counts of reckless driving in the crash…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on June 12, 2016 at 4:24am — No Comments

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