Gurgaon: Over 200 pedal on dirt track to promote cycling for fitness

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2016 11:56 IST
The event was organised by the MCG. (Parveen Kumar/HT photo)

Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts participated in the Green Wheels Bike Festival held in Sector 58 on Sunday.

The fest was organised to motivate NCR residents to adopt cycling for a healthy living and to do their bit to save the environment.

The event was organised by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) and the Haryana Police in collaboration with corporate houses.

Around 250 cyclists participated in the event that started at 7 in the morning. Cycling, mountain biking and dirt track were some of the activities that attracted the participants. Several music bands were also roped in that performed live at the venue.

One of the most interesting events was the firestorm mountain biking. The multi-lap format competition tested the biking skills, mettle and physical strength of the bikers with trails of uneven road elevations and narrow dirt paths. For experts, the race sprawled over a distance of 52km while for the pro category it was 40km.

“I participated in the pro category of the firestorm mountain bike event. At several turns I thought I will fall, however, I finished the entire trail unhurt,” said Neha, a city resident.

A special duathlon was also organised for children in the age group of 10-16 years.

“It is a fun event. It wasn’t too hot and this made cycling even more fun. More such events should be organised to promote cycling,” said Anurag Singh, a participant.

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