Pedal your way to fitness at the Times Cyclothon in New Town on February 7. Participants can register on www.insider.in to be a part of the event that will start at 6am from the Eco Park gate number 1. The route will terminate at the same spot. The registration fee for the event is Rs 499.“Cycling is a wonderful workout that keeps you active. It can help shape a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. People should start their day with a healthy activity like cycling, which boosts blood circulation. I would like to wish The Times of India Group all the best for such initiatives,” said Bishop Paritosh Canning, Church of Northern India.
“Sustainable mobility is the future and cycling contributes towards a cleaner and greener environment. Through the cyclothon, we hope to encourage more people to choose such clean mobility options as a regular mode of commute,” said Tushar Choudhury, founder director of Motovolt.
Several fitness enthusiasts will also be participating in the event. “I am delighted that the practice of cycling grew after the pandemic and people have taken it seriously. There is something on offer for everyone,” said Anwar Wahab, strength and conditioning coach.
“Life is like riding a bicycle — to keep your balance you must keep moving. What better way to give back to mother nature than by cycling for clean air. Being the race director of the TOI cyclothon, I want people to be environment friendly and embrace cycling as a sport for healthy living and healthy breathing,” said Sudhir Ahuja, who dons several hats, including race director, sports enthusiast, marathon runner, trekker, cyclist, restaurateur and hotelier.
Participants can register for a 9km cyclothon or an 18km one. The cyclists will start from Eco Park Gate 1, take the service road along gates 2, 3 and 4, take a left from Akankha More towards CC2, take a left on street 706 opposite Ecosuite Business Tower, turn left from Ram Mandir More, go right towards Harinalaya, move towards Gate 6, travel straight towards Herbal Garden before turning right to get back to Eco Park Gate 1.
“It’s great to see how businesses, residents, visitors, different community groups and families come together to celebrate cycling. This will be an energetic, fun and inspiring way to round off the winter,” said strength and conditioning coach Sumana Dutta Burman.
“We at SRMB are pleased to be associated with Times Cyclothon. We believe that as a young nation such initiatives are needed to encourage our youngsters to stay fit and also take up sports as a carrier,” said Ashish Beriwala, director, SRMB Srijan Pvt Ltd.
“The cycling community is grateful to TOI for such initiatives that encourage a healthy lifestyle and environment,” said Ashish Bajaj, president, cycle network group (CNG).