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Times Cycle to Work on June 5

Cycle to work is a simple solution to a host of complex problems we face today. This simple mode of transport not only benefits your health but most importantly the environment. Employee commute is a huge contributing factor to a company’s carbon footprint. We are the only ones who can fix this, you and me, the work force of this city. So get those tires pumped, get your cycling shorts out of the closet.
Stop trying to make the difference, its time to live the difference.

The Times Of India and The Vaishnavi group presents Times Cycle to Work this World Environment Day 5th June 2010

When : June 5th, World Environment Day
Where : Vaishnavi Orchids, Sarjapur Road

Times Cycle to Work is an initiative to reduce our carbon footprint, its a platform to get into the the most celebrated commute culture of the city. Its an opportunity to see and get in touch with many Bangaloreans who have already taken up cycling as a mode of commute to work. Its an event where you get to participate/witness a professional cycling race of 60Kms. Its an event where you and your family can come and cycle together, where your kids can play various games which are going to be organized at the venue.


Road Race for the professional riders over a course of 20kms. 3 laps (60Kms) Men & 2 laps (40Km) for Women

A 10Km Ride for all adults

5Km Joy Ride for Kids of ages 5yrs to 15yrs

Tricycle Ride for Kids of ages below 5yrs

More details here.

An Injury Management Workshop for Cyclists at BOTS, Jayanagar

Have you ever wondered what to carry with you on a long ride? Have you been puzzled by how to administer first-aid to a fallen bicyclist? Have you seen bollywood movies where the hero beats on the chest of the his sweet-heart and brings her back to consciousness and wondered if that is really needed? Do you know why a male army doctor and an ardent bicyclist carried a sanitary napkin with him on our trip to Muthathi?

Find answers to all your questions on Saturday, February 20th at 6PM in the evening at our BOTS. Click


for location.

Dr.Major Srinivas, an army major and a doctor will be giving us a CPR and First Aid session on how to really be there for a bicyclist friend should he/she fall. He will also give us tips on how to take care of ourselves should we fall (god forbid). Let’s all thank the doctor for his time and effort in making this session happen. Let’s also thank Rohan (as always) for allowing us to use his facility and arranging a projector where the doctor will show a powerpoint presentation.

Please do show your support for a fellow bicyclist and your for own self by learning from the invaluable knowledge the doctor will impart. The best part, in the true BBC spirit of gaining critical mass for bicycling, this session is being organized for free.

Run, Bangalore run!

Want to run but don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you already have been running for a while but now want to increase your pace and stamina?

Help is at hand with training programs devised by Dr Rajat Chauhan of Back2Fitness and Santhosh P.

Details of the running programs are here.

This initiative was started to fill the vacuum of holistic running training programs for all, from beginners to very elite. Their goal is to provide you professional and expert help in getting you to the finish line injury free and help you reach your potential. While providing this to you within the bigger Runner’s High community, they make sure that personal attention to your well being is not lost.

The team has a vast experience in
1. Running
2. Coaching
3. Sports & Exercise Medicine (injury prevention & management)
4. Fitness for running

Dr Rajat Chauhan is an MBBS, MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine and one of the very few Musculo-Skeletal Medicine specialists in India. He also has about 24 years of running experience. Santhosh is a part of Team Asha in Bangalore and an avid runner, his longest distance being 160 kms at the Bangalore Ultra in 2008. You can find out more about him here.

Many runners have already benifited from the program with personal best timings at the Mumbai and the Auroville marathons.

For more details you can get in touch with drrajatchauhan at or visit this link.

A tour of the Nilgiris on cycle!

Tour of the Nilgiris

Tour of the Nilgiris

The Tour of Nilgiris is a 7 day, 919 km bicycle ride across the famed Nilgiri mountain range in South India. The Tour of Nilgiris takes off from Bangalore on 25 December 2008 and ends on 1 January 2009. As the name suggests, it is a tour and not a race. 

There are around 40 participants and do visit this page to get an idea about the background of these interesting (and daring!) folks! To ride for 919 kms will definitely be a feat of sorts. The places are already full up (they had 40 places) but you can do your bit and support the cause in different ways as listed on their site. 

An excerpt of one of the profiles: “Dattatreya Pandit Patil, 37, is a grape farmer and passionate cyclist from Sangli. He believes cycling is good for health, good for the environment and good for national integrity and peace! And it is not empty talk. He has been running a district cycling association for more than a decade in Sangli where he trains children of ten years and above for state and national-level competition.”

Currently, they have the following sponsors:
Official Accessory Partner: Wildcraft
Official Radio Partner: Radio Indigo 91.9FM
Official Medical Assistance Partner: Manipal Hospital
Official Print Partner: Time Out Bengaluru

Do support them and spread the word around!

Attention – Jawa Yezdi Lovers

– Celebrations of the 6th International Jawa Yezdi Day on 13th July at Cubbon Park, Bangalore at 7am

The International Jawa CZ Yezdi Day is an annual celebration of those 250 cc Jawa & Yezdi bikes that were sold in India from 1960 to 1997. They are popular for their reliability and low maintenance costs. They were manufactured at the Ideal Jawa factory in Mysore.

To commemorate the 6th International Jawa-Yezdi Day, the Jawa – Yezdi Club of Bangalore is organizing a rally. The following is the route: Cubbon Park – MG Rd – Brigade Rd – Richmond Circle – Lalbagh – Corporation Circle – Mysore Rd – Chennapattana Coffee Day and back

Get-together at 7.00am
Flag Off at 8.00am (Sharp)

For more info, pls contact: Lokesh-9880033994; Sam-99451 44774; Brian-9886101005

Walk / run event on Sunday

A walk / run event is being organised in Bangalore to encourage the citizens of Bangalore to become more physically active. It’s to get physically inactive people, kids, to housewives, to IT professionals to CEOs to elderly to any and everyone.

Come ONE come ALL. It’s only if you feel good, do you look good. So, what are you waiting for?

The details of the run are below:
Come Run The 5 km
April, 13th 2008
Start: 8 am
Regsitration: 7:30 am
Venue: JP Park, Mathikere, Bangalore 54
More: RunWalkIndia

Target Audience: one and all… couch potatoes to crawlers to joggers to
sprinters. Get your kids along or your lazy ok half.

Be a part of the revolution.

Saturday morning at Eagleton


Last Saturday, I drove down to Eagleton golf resort with a friend who was playing
in the Mercedes Trophy. I just went along for the photo-op and my camera did the rest.
Can’t believe I shot these pictures :)

While the big boys went out to play, I spent all my time with these beauties
that were on special display.


Come on, India..

As ICC Cricket World cup – 2007 starts I wish Indian team will come back with the world cup. Indian team need to prepare for the worst and expect the best.

Come on, India.

Sony Ericsson International

In the mood of Bundh many forgot an prestigious sports event which started in the city from yesterday,” Sony Ericsson International” earlier known as “WTA Bangalore Open” has been scheduled from 13-18 Feb 2007 @ KSLTA in Cubbon Park, Bangalore.


So Tennis lovers why you are waiting? Mark your presence for the event!

Details of Match schedules, Ticket info etc… available here

Bangalore’s 7 gifts to the World: # 6 – Prakash Padukone

Bangalore’s list of gifts to the world would sound incomplete, without one of the greatest sportsman of our country Prakash Padukone. To come from a cricket crazy country, which turns a blind eye towards any sports apart from cricket and achieve so much in the field of badminton is no mean achievement.

Known as the ‘Gentle Tiger’, he was won the London Masters Open, Swedish Open, Denmark Open and All England Open. If am not wrong, winning the All England Open is equivalent to winning the Wimbledon in tennis.

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