Cycling in the colours of freedom…
Independence Day Cycle Tour
What happens when the 3C’s come together on a National holiday? You witness chitter-chatter, adventure and excitement over chai, conversations and cycling in the otherwise busy lives of people. The streets of Mumbai were ablaze with cycles and cycling enthusiasts alike, as Everest Cycle Co. organized a cycle ride to add to the buzz around India’s 70th Independence Day, on 15th August, 2016. Cycling is not just a sport, but a means of bonding over gatherings, events and tours; a place where like-minded enthusiasts meet and an activity that is rather social in nature. Keeping this in mind, this Independence Day saw an initiative to promote eco-friendly means of commuting.
Cycling enthusiasts who swore to ride around the city using greener and cleaner modes of transport, gathered around Seawoods to ride around Palm Beach Road, heading to NMMC Ho to take part in the flag hoisting of this glorious Independence Day! It began with food! After breakfast and tea, women cyclists cut the brilliantly done theme-cake.
The streets were flooded with smoke-less rides as over 145 cyclists swept past the streets with their zeal for a cleaner and greener city. The cycling event in Mumbai saw young riders as well, some tied up to their folks, and the older ones riding independently. What an inspiration they can be!
Younglings at their best!
Significance of the event:
- Promoting alternate modes of transport
- Increasing awareness of eco-friendly travel options
- Women, men, mothers and children riding together
- Taking pride in celebrating Independence Day in a greener and better way
- First year anniversary of Everest Cycling Culture premium store
- Annual ECC Group reunion (15th August every year)
- Reiterating the importance of health and exercise
- Making Mumbai a cycling-friendly city
The brilliant 2×2 formation on Palm Beach Road and beyond…
The colours of independence, the joy of riding
Women on cycles a.k.a. Girl Power!
A great way to contribute to the city – avoid pollution, traffic jams, chaos and stress.
United we ride!
Cycling and food
Water: It is important to stay hydrated. As a norm, always drink water before, during and after cycling. Water flushes toxins out of your body and prevents a bout of exhaustion and cramps.
Energy: Focus on energy. Grab an energy bar and consume carbohydrates that break down to the simplest forms of energy to supply fuel to the body. They are stored as glycogen. Foods with a high glycemic index break down rather quickly and serve as good options for snacking just before or in between rides.
Calories: Keep a check on your calorific intake. Do not over-do your calories, in an attempt to stay active. Calculate the distance you need to travel ahead of time, and focus on your meal pattern from the previous day itself.
Build up: Make sure you incorporate high protein foods for muscle building. The content of calcium in your diet ought to be sufficient too, to ensure strong bones and optimal health in the long run.
Consultation: Always consult a physician before medication and take up regular health check-ups.
Develop habits: All these practices are ideally not confined to a day, and take time to build and maintain. These are handy pointers that might work for some of you.
About Everest Cycle Co.:
Everest Cycle Company, has been around since 1952. Based in Navi Mumbai, it offers a range of bicycles and makes them readily available to customers. The cycles range from baby walkers and prams to cycles for teens, adults and professionals, while their services include after sales service, spare parts, accessories, and safety checks. Giving a green mode of transport to the society and busy streets of India, they promote special rides through groups like Women on bikes, Mommies on bikes, Cycle to work and other city-friendly initiatives.
Everest Cycling Culture:
Everest Cycle Co. runs an open cycling group called Everest Cycling Culture. It is a dedicated platform for performance bicycles, powered by Everest Cycle Co. Brands that support the concept for cycle culture get together at this spot known for its premium bikes, services and accessories. This Independence Day in India saw Everest Cycle Co. offer a ride to remember. To stay tuned with their events, check out their Facebook page.
Cheers to a better, happier and greener city!
*This post first appeared on Lyf&Spice