Cycling —A vibrant community where friendships thrive
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Nagpur: Cycling in the city is steadily moving away from just being a fitness focussed activity to becoming more of a vibrant community which fosters friendships, support system and sharing of experiences.
Nikhil Bajoria, who has been cycling for almost five years now, says the sport itself thrives on having multiple people. “It’s not a solo thing. You always have a group which goes on short or long rides. Even if it’s a short ride, you end up spending at least an hour daily with fellow riders. And over a period of time, acquaintances become friends,” said Bajoria.
Khusroo Poacha, who started cycling last year, feels that in cycling there is no rivalry. “In other sports or activity, there is a slight tendency to compete with the person next to you. But here, when I started cycling from beginners’ level, my seniors encouraged and motivated me,” he added.
Dr Amit Samarth, an internationally renowned cyclist, said the sport is unique. “I have observed other sports like running, but the camraderie among cyclists is a global phenomenon. If two cyclists cross each other on the road, they will wave even if they are strangers. That’s a universal norm and sets the tone for a […]