Cycling enthusiasts of Lucknow are all geared up to go on a ceremonial ride to observe the World Bicycle Day on Friday.
Now that the city has several cycling groups from different pockets of the state capital the community is growing fast. They talk about their love for cycling, a sustainable means for transport, a medium to stay fit and healthy bonding among group members.
Amit Negi, 42, who works in a fintech company in Lucknow, says, “Six years back (2016) I used to be a big fat guy weighing 90 kgs. One day, I had a realisation that I need to get fit and within a year I came down to 68 kgs all thanks to cycling and running. Since then, I have been working hard to maintain it. I’m part of Lucknow Gazzels group where we are bunch of 400 people. Some of us directly meet at a set location and we run for 5-20 km before cycling. Our last trip was 100 km ride to Musabagh. From kids to 66-year-oldwe have people from all age groups.”
He asserts one can get into fitness irrespective of age. “Nothing is a barrier once you start and follow it religiously,” adds Negi.
Fitness enthusiast Sarvesh Goel has nowadays been advised by doctors to be on rest due to a medical condition but he is itching to be back on track.
“I do a minimum of 30 kms at a stretch so it’s unfortunate that I cannot ride for next two months. Else, I keep […]