Mangaluru: 72 cyclists from Mangaluru rode for 72 minutes way to pay tribute to the nation and to mark the joy of the 72nd Independence Day. This unique way of celebrating the Independence Day was organized by the Mangalore Bicycle Club.
The event was flagged off in front of Mangaluru City Corporation. Senior cyclist Ashokavardhana also participated in the ride. A few participants from BNI group (Business Network International) along with its Regional Director Ganesha Sharma too joined the ride.
“Inspired by stories of the Indian Army shared by our own cycling enthusiast Captain Rajaneesh, who is currently posted in Kashmir, we peddled with glee and gusto,” said the participants.
The cyclists 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 and thereby covered a distance of about 20-km in 72 minutes.
All the riders proudly displayed the National Flag on their bicycles full of enthusiasm and the cyclists varied from the age group of 6 to 75 years.