72 cyclists ride for 72 minutes to mark I-Day

72 cyclists ride for 72 minutes to mark I-Day

Cyclists under the aegis of Mangalore Bicycle Club take part in the Independence Day ride in Mangaluru on Wednesday.

On the occasion of the 72nd Independence day, Mangalore Bicycle Club observed the celebrations in a unique way wherein 72 cyclists from Mangaluru rode for 72 minutes, to pay tribute to the nation.

The cycling was flagged off in front of Mangaluru City Corporation. A few participants from BNI group (Business Network International) along with its Regional Director Ganesha Sharma too joined the ride. Senior cyclist Ashokavardhana also participated in the ride.

“We set our pedals in action after being energised by inspiring stories of the Indian Army shared by our own cycling enthusiast Captain Rajaneesh Linekaje, who is currently posted in Kashmir,” said the participants.

The cyclists covered a distance of about 20-km in 72 minutes and passed through Urwa store - Ladyhill - Mannagudda - Ballalbagh - PVS - Ambedkar Circle - Balmatta - Kankanady - Mangaladevi - Forum Mall - Hampankatta - Navbharath Circle, before culminating in front of MCC, at Lalbagh.

The cyclists were in the age group of 6 to 75 years. All the riders proudly displayed the National Flag on their bicycles.

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