Now, a cycle that sails on water
Have you heard about a cycle that can sail on water? Meet KN Sunil who has developed ?water cycle?, a cycle that can run on water like an ordinary cycle that runs on land.Updated: Feb 04, 2006 13:33 IST
Have you heard about a cycle that can sail on water? Meet KN Sunil who has developed ‘water cycle’, a cycle that can run on water like an ordinary cycle that runs on land. Sunil is the basketball coach of MG Kottayam and his team is defending the title at the All India Basketball Championship being organised here at Maj. Dhyanchand Grounds.
Five years back Sunil thought about a cycle that could sail on water. After several trials and errors he developed the innovative design of ‘water cycle’.
No incentive for champions
KN Sunil is the coach of the MG Kottayam that had lifted the All India Inter University Championship last year and are defending the title here this year. He alleged that he and his team members had received no incentives even after winning the championship.
"This has demoralized me and my players. There is an urgent need to take care of the game and motivate the players", suggested the defending team’s coach Sunil.
“My aim behind developing this cycle is to give a machine that can help people in maintaining fitness besides promoting tourism”, said Sunil. He recently organised a successful show of his cycle at a lake in Alleppy, Kerala. When asked about the usefulness of the cycle, he said that this machine is useful for maintaining fitness. “Everyone cycles during the school days.
But this machine is different as it sails on water and provides a unique experience and diversion of cycling on water”, said Sunil. Compared to ordinary cycles it produces very little friction, he added.
Regarding the promotion of tourism through this cycle he said that an overwhelming response was expected and the machine was likely to attract large numbers of tourists. “As the machine is pollution free it has a huge potential to attract tourists”, he opined.
Sunil, who has already spent Rs 8 to 10 lakh in developing the cycle, lamented that he did not get the desired support from any organization at any level. “I have a non mechanical background. Still I successfully designed this machine.
If government comes forward in helping me in developing more such machines, it would be a boost for tourism”, claimed Sunil. He constructed the machine without any outside financial support. According to him the machine costs around Rs 25,000.
First Published: Feb 04, 2006 13:33 IST