A free program for bicycle training will be launched on Sunday, March 19 at 9 am in Cubbon Park with the goal of enabling people to learn cycling and confidently navigate city roads as cyclists.
The Directorate of Urban Land Transport in collaboration with Karnataka Bicycle Dealers Association (KBDA), and Decathlon with the support of the Bangalore Bicycling School (BBS) and Citizens for Sustainability (CIFoS) are launching ‘Pedal Shaale (School)’.
The school will be spread across at different locations of the KBDA and Decathlon stores. Professionals who have been certified by the BBS shall be nominated by the KBDA and Decathlon to instruct enrolled individuals.
The free-of-cost program welcomes individuals above the age of 12. The training schedule of this innovative school shall take place according to the convenience of the trainees, trainers as well as stores. The cycles shall be provided by the collaborated partners to help enthusiasts learn cycling.
“This is the first time in the country that a structured methodology has been initiated to help cycle enthusiasts learn the art of cycling. A lot of people over the past few years have not explored the art of cycling because of its diminished popularity,” said Satya Shankaran, the Co-Founder of CIFoS and Bicycle Mayor of Bengaluru.
Four-wheelers have taken over the interests of people. Pedal Shaale aims to help them become more confident, he added.
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