Get, set and cycle 180 km in Thane
More than 180 cyclists will participate in an amateur team cycling event to be held in the city on September 18. The event, Veloraid 2016, organised by Lakecity Pedalers (LP) a city-based cycling group along with Haybren Events will be held from Thane to Vaitarna and back to Thane.
This is the fourth year of the event, which will be held from 6am to 6.30pm. Suman Ghosh, co-organiser of the event said, “The race will be only for amateur cyclists. We had registration from over 50 teams, however, twenty others were disqualified. The rule is to have each team of six members out of which three should be novice cyclists.”
The race will begin from Yeoor Hills to Vaitarna. The cyclists will cover the The event aims at promoting the use of cycles for commuting in the city for fitness.
first leg of 90 km and halt for lunch. After lunch, the return journey of 90km till
of participating in a cycle race. We will take care of all the safety precautions. The cyclists are also given training prior to the race. Moreover, the race also aims at promoting the use of cycles for commuting in the city for fitness and also for environmental reasons,” he added.
The group will distribute 20 cycles to schoolchildren in Vaitarna during the event so they do not have to walk for miles to reach the school.
Joy Joseph, a member of the group said, “The cyclist will have to ensure that they keep a distance of 50m between the first and the last member.”