Get your favorite bicycle and participate in the event!

Get your favorite bicycle and participate in the event!

The physical and mental health benefits of cycling are almost as endless as the country lanes you could soon be exploring. It combines physical exercise with being outdoors and exploring new views that will eliminate every essence of stress and negativity in you. You can ride solo to process and get rid of your worries and concerns and instead start to appreciate the little things that bring you happiness or you can ride with a group of people that will help you to broaden your social circle. You can cycle in the evening after a long day of work around the park, or in the early morning to start your day feeling fresh and relax. For those of you with a busy and tight schedule, you can also cycle to work which can effectively your time of commute and free you from the confines of germ infused buses and trains. There are innumerable benefits of cycling such as weight loss, muscle gain, fit body and better mental health.

Cycleworld is Bangalore’s leading bicycle store. We at cycle world Bangalore provide you with a wide and extensive range of bicycles that will fit right in with your preference and budget too! Our cycles are durable, comfortable and made with high and best quality of materials. Our customer’s satisfaction from our products is our first and foremost priority, therefore we never compromise with our quality of cycles. However, while keeping the essentials in mind, we also believe in balancing it with latest designs to keep you up to date. We are the most trusted bicycle franchise established in every corner of Bangalore.

So, whether it is on a mountain bike or a road bike, we at cycleworld also specialize in organizing cycling events in South India to increase awareness about its benefits. This time, we are organizing a huge cycling event in the city of Bangalore- the heart of south India. Like our past events have been a huge success owing to our customers and cheerful participants, we hope you will also participate heartily in this event and make it a huge success as well. You can look up on our website for further details and book your seat now.

However, with the covid-19 pandemic on rise during the whole past year, we understand how difficult it must have been to go out for a quick ride. This is why we now are organizing a cycle event in the city of Bangalore, following all the safety measures and precautions thoroughly. We will ensure our participants will be wearing a sanitary mask all the time, and will sanitize their hand before entering into the venue. If you are someone who has been missing being a part of a cycling event due to the pandemic, than this event is the right place for you.

Strap tight on your helmets, mount your bikes and get ready to cross the finish line on your favorite cycle.

International women’s day is a global day remembering and celebrating the social, political and cultural achievements of women throughout. It reflects on progress made by women all throughout and demands gender equality in a still dominated by patriarchy world. For over more than a century, International Women’s Day has been able to put the spotlight onto issues affecting women all over the world. Today, International Women’s Day belongs and is celebrated by everyone who believes that women’s rights are human rights.

Every year should be celebrated as international women’s day, elimination even a slightest essence of discrimination against them. However, to honor and promote gender equality, March 8 is celebrated as international women’s day every year. It is the day to acknowledge women’s courage of breaking the rigid stereotypes and coming out as strong and powerful women.

To observe this day and celebrate women, we do have a surprise for you. Celebrate this auspicious occasion in honor of women by getting yourself a new cycle from cycleworld today. You can also get one for yourself or for women in your life.

Cycleworld is the largest multi brand bicycle store in whole of south India. We are known to deliver satisfactory customer service to our customers with our products and services. We offer a wide range of bicycles made with high quality of products at affordable rates. We also offer bicycle accessories such as bells, tyres and tubes, helmets, etc. We maintain comfort and durability of our products along with merging them with the latest styles and trends.
In orthodox societies, the role of women is still limited to household chores only. However, this needs to change as women deserve to be treated equally as men. The world is moving forward towards gender equality. At a lot of places, it is observed men are provided with far more advantaged than women in all aspects of life, be it education, respect, job availability, freedom and every other possible field of life. Bring a change in this tradition by crossing all boundaries on your wheels. Get your cycle form cycleworld today!

Celebrating women is a sense of obligation in everyone’s life. In most countries, the day has been observed as a national holiday. Women all across the nation come together hand in hand, crossing all the boundaries from various cultural and ethnic groups to remember their struggle for peace, equality and justice. This day is all about feeling self-worth and achieving their goals and dreams. It is the day to encourage women to gather the courage to stand for themselves and for each other against every act of oppression and discrimination they have faced and fight for justice. They are encouraged to cross all hurdles in life for tremendous development. We at cycleworld cannot wait to deliver you your dream bicycle and help you cross all your hurdles on it.

Cycleworld has brought you an amazing opportunity to be the early bird and get the latest bicycles for women on this occasion of international women’s day. Time to strap down your helmet, get on your favorite bike and move towards your dreams on it!

Cycling is one of the most riveting activities you can indulge in to keep up your health. Since time immemorial, cycling has been a staple of regular exercise and health activity across the country. From common folk to the most affluent of people indulge in cycling to keep themselves healthy and also for recreational purposes. There have been a plethora of platforms which reward cycling and rightly so, there is no wrong occasion for getting your gear on and hop on a cycle!

Cycles come in so many different variations and cater to the need of the customer. Whether it is a simple ride across the street or traversing a mountain road, cycles have been developed and refined in multiple iterations to serve each purpose. Infact, cycling has become a facet of celebrating various occasions as well! Marathons, charities, and celebrating various other endearing events as well.
With each iteration more inclusive and advanced than the last, cycles have gone on to become a cornerstone of the hectic, modern lifestyle. It is in that endeavor, that CycleWorld have brought you a tremendous amount of options which deliver on all fronts! CycleWorld has been at the forefront of developing prudent and immaculate designs which will empower your desires!

Our ergonomic and tactful cycle designs provide the comfort and strength you need to aid your journey regardless of distance.
CycleWorld, the biggest and most riveting bicycle retail franchise brings to you to another STUPENDOUS edition of CycleWorld ULTRA CHALLENGE – a riding challenge that tests you mettle! All of your attributes including your strength , determination and stamina. Bring out the fire in your spirit and put your abilities to the test with CycleWorld’s ULTRA CHALLENGE! Blitz past your limitations in this ultimate battle of perseverance and desire. Victory isn’t certain but it all rides on YOU!

It is time to find and bring out the cycling enthusiasts in you. Ultra challenge is a riveting opportunity for you to break past your limits and ride out of your comfort zones. CycleWorld is here with the platform you’re looking for to showcase your strength.
Tremendous cycling event to test your resolve!

Strap on your helmets, polish your bike and RIDE OUT into this blazing contest of mental and physical capabilities.

Here are our event categories;

Resistance

Show your mettle across 50KM TO 200KM

Let’s get this contest started!

Resilience

200KM TO 500KM

Want to establish your foothold? Breeze past the amateur level.

Earnest

500KM TO 1500KM
Consistency and tenacity is key!

Here are the milestones you’re looking for.

Endurance and Tenacity

1500KM AND ABOVE


The strength of your endeavours is only hindered by your mindset! Test your limits in a race against time, rise above to the challenge!
CycleWorld has created a platform for you to display your strengths and abilities! Do you have it in you to compete? We think you do, so come on out!

Cycling is one of the most riveting activities you can indulge in to keep up your health. Since time immemorial, cycling has been a staple of regular exercise and health activity across the country. From common folk to the most affluent of people indulge in cycling to keep themselves healthy and also for recreational purposes. There have been a plethora of platforms which reward cycling and rightly so, there is no wrong occasion for getting your gear on and hop on a cycle!

Cycles come in so many different variations and cater to the need of the customer. Whether it is a simple ride across the street or traversing a mountain road, cycles have been developed and refined in multiple iterations to serve each purpose. Infact, cycling has become a facet of celebrating various occasions as well! Marathons, charities, and celebrating various other endearing events as well.

With each iteration more inclusive and advanced than the last, cycles have gone on to become a cornerstone of the hectic, modern lifestyle. It is in that endeavor, that CycleWorld have brought you a tremendous amount of options which deliver on all fronts! CycleWorld has been at the forefront of developing prudent and immaculate designs which will empower your desires!

Our ergonomic and tactful cycle designs provide the comfort and strength you need to aid your journey regardless of distance.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cycling industry saw a tremendous rise in purchases and production of cycles. People chose cycling as their ideal mode of recreation and conveyance! Owing to the heavy restrictions and lockdown imposed across the nation, cycling saw a revival as a fun and riveting outdoor activity!

And the wave has not stopped there! Valentine’s day is upon us and oh do we have something for you! Celebrate this momentous occasion with your partner by getting a couple bikes for a wonderful time spent outdoors! CycleWorld is the biggest online cycle Store in South India and we are here to make your Valentine’s day special. Valentine’s day is supposed to be cherished and you are supposed to serenade your partner with beautiful and riveting experiences! And what is more endearing than wonderful ride along with them on a couple’s bike?

CycleWorld has brought you impeccable couple and unisex bike designs to accentuate this special day with your partner! Couples’ bikes are a precious and cute way to let your partner know you cherish the time spent together!
Smiles and laughs abound with a tinge of romance sprinkled all over! CycleWorld are bringing the fun to your little date with riveting unisex and couple bikes. Hop on for a cute adventure together as you ride out together with beautiful bikes.

CycleWorld are the best in the business as their designs are just as tactful as they are innovative. Valentine’s day couldn’t get any better than this! Time to go for a quick ride down the road on your couples’ bike.

With the surging cases of COVID-19 since March, 2020, India experienced heavy lockdown. The more its effect seemingly became prominent; the Government imposed strict laws on daily transportation like daily runner buses and trains. Earlier, bicycle was regarded as poor people’s strength and mobility, however, now even the illustrious, high profile, or middle class society in India still falling in love with spikes, all over again.

Everyone thought it’s not a big deal to cycle their way to office, or to bring basic amenities like stationary, medicines as there was fewer traffic or congestion over the road at the time of lockdown. There are multiple accounts where wholesalers felt it might be a part-time craze, and not going to last. However, in the initial days in 30% hikes in market base, made people believe in its urgency.

According to CycleWorld Bangalore shop in Kalyan Nagar, last year they experienced a record –breaking sell after lockdown. They are recalling their experience on how people were threatened by the expansion of the CORONAVIRUS and made their way on buying bicycles to keep up with the #socialdistancing norms.

Apart from following social distancing guidelines, fitness enthusiasts of every age thought it is their only way to ‘stay in shape’. During COVID lockdown, mental and physical health was completely distorted, people fall under the anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Many found cycling as their only way out to inhale some fresh air. Many doctors and nutritionists felt it’s unnecessary to hit the gym every day. Rather, they recommend everyone at least 15 minutes of cycling to release some ‘happy hormones’.

According to global level researches, minimising carbon emission at least 2% daily globally can reduce the ultimate threat of spreading CORONAVIRUS. Many environmentalists and world thinkers felt cycling is the best way to reduce carbon emission. However, although it was difficult to switch, yet Indian urban population is ready to accept this ‘behavioural change’. In metro cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and or even in wholesale cycle market in Bangalore, shopkeepers are overwhelmed with the hike they received in the market (around 40%) in 2020.Best part is such immense love for bicycle is not limited among kids, surprisingly, the joy of riding has exceeded even among adults.

Interestingly, this Pandemic has turned out to be ‘blessing in disguise’ for many individuals, as they started forming cycling groups, and campaigning everywhere. According to many news reports, this cycle groups became ‘hand of God’ for many as they started distributing essential goods, sanitizers, masks door to door.

So will India continue to love its age old mode of transportation?

In a country like India, maximum population is poor and depended on MSME sectors; it will be wrong to say that Cycle has lost its traditionalist popularity. Rather, we can conclude by saying that it is again emerging as ‘new mode of transportation’, and gaining some added popularity because of extraordinary ‘urbanised mobility’.

Cycleworld is your one stop bicycle purchasing solution in Bangalore. Visit our store. We are even available online in Amazon.in.

You may call it an age old mode of transportation, but interestingly in recent times, with the occurrence of COVID-19, Cycle seems to be a boon for people under the heavy lockdown since March 2020 in India. The sales of bicycle in India last year have crossed 18 million. Since emergence of the pandemic, CORONA virus has thumped upon the world. People faced hardest time even while going to bring basic amenities like stationary, medicines, and essential goods. When the government imposed heavy lockdown all over the country, maximum time’s one menace raised in everyone’s mind, how would they go out?

Since past few decades, we have seen people riding bicycles mostly from underprivileged and deprived community. To our surprise, this Pandemic has changed the dynamic. India has seen how people from privileged, rich background, from all strata of the society, are going back to simple art of living.

Top cycle manufacturer companies in India documented their last year’s experience on how they didn’t know that they have to fulfil a sudden arising demand in cycle industry , as initially they didn’t expect astounding surge in demand. After a few months, the struggle settled in. In fact, in the past few months people are more inclined to buy bicycle online than to visit store.

The Emerging cycle groups in India

Post–lockdown, when gyms and swimming pools were shutting down, people yet again understood the importance of these delicate two wheelers, when it becomes an exemplary alternative to core gymming session. The boon of daily pedal movement is that it even makes your heart smile along with a plethora of medically proven health benefits.

As per emerging cycling groups, they formed cycling event, cycling marathon all across cities including metro cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bengaluru as it has become a ‘fitness mantra’ for many. On the contrary, it is an undenying fact that the biggest problem of any third world countries like India is during Pandemic they faced mass-hunger because of lack of availability of food items. These cycle groups successfully recorded their name and bagged righteous fame by delivering basic commodities to the needy, food mongers.

In reviving cycle industry, metro cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai played a pivotal role. Kolkata is known for its heavy traffic congestion, yet in the time of lockdown, many daily passengers relied only upon bicycles to hit the road. Bengaluru based bicycle manufacturer companies have reported how they came across an upswing in demand. According to them, from 8 to 80 years old, everyone is riding a bicycle as they want to stay fit both physically & mentally.

Urban Cycling – a post pandemic concept

With the advent of COVID-19, the concept of ‘urban cycling’ has been resurrected. Campaigning like #pedalkaro #pedalbychoice is trending from thousands of Twitter handles to promote urban cycling in India. In a way, we have to acknowledge the fact that how such orientation; campaigning, collective marketing strategy brings in mobility in reviving the traditional bicycle as ‘path breaking boon of today’.

This blog post is only written for Cycleworld a Bengaluru based top selling cycle brands in India. Currently, their product is available on Amazon.

Undeniably the pandemic has brought the humble cycle back to prevalence. The fear of using public transport for day to day commute has brought back the value a bicycle deserves. Every state in the country is witnessing this changing trend.

While Bangalore is seeing an exponential growth in cycle sales, other metropolitan cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata are all seeing this upswing giving way to a whole new definition of man’s one of the earliest creations. Across cities, several of them are preferring cycles over any other mode of transport whether it is for running daily errands, or to go to work or for exercising.

 And it’s not just for the fear of using public transport, but the cycle is gaining momentum because of its health benefits as well. With the governments halving the capacity of buses and metros and strict adherence to social distancing norms, people are left with very little choices. The ones who can afford private vehicles are taking their own transport but the ones who rely only on public transport are left with only one best option and that is the bicycle.

The bicycle stores are coming back to life again and showrooms are seeing record business in the last couple of months which is expected to rise several fold.

                Although the normal road bikes are the ones which are peaking the sales but other bikes like multi gear and mountain bikes are also in demand. People from all walks of life be it IT professional, teachers, doctors, bank employees are all opting for this safer and healthier mode of commute. No matter which model it is all cycle prototypes are seeing rocket high sales. And many of the stores are struggling to meet the demands as the stocks are replenishing.

As our lifestyles change for the better, the only thing left to do is to make the roads safer for the bike riders. Hopefully the government bodies will pay attention to people’s heed for introducing bike routes. If that comes into effect like many other countries, India is sure to move into the direction of achieving an unpolluted, clean and pure atmosphere free of vehicles that make our lives miserable with traffic jams, when we have such an amazing option right in front of us and that too at a very affordable price. No one can deny that this is the best gift that we can give our future generations to come – a healthy and safe place to live.

Still, smothering over the chances of losing weight just by cycling? Wondering whether to choose biking over gyming? Then don’t ponder any further because proven facts tell you that cycling can redeem you of those excessive fats from your body. Burn off those extra calories in a fun, healthy, and environment-friendly way. Bring a cycle into your life and make cycling your daily regime.

 

Did you know that moderate cycling can burn about 300 calories in just under an hour? If these figures aren’t enough for you to give a head start then consider the fact that buying a cycle, which by the way can be a friend for life, will cost you way less than your monthly gym subscription. In effect, it will cost you next to nothing. Then why spend your hard-earned money and time on that expensive equipment when you can truly enjoy the pleasure of losing weight with probably just a 30 min ride on your humble cycle. Just imagine enjoying the blissful nature, the gentle breeze, the morning rays, or the evening sunset view, what more can you ask for to begin a beautiful day or maybe bring an end to a stressful work routine. All these cherishing experiences with a rewarding weight loss.

 

In effect introducing cycling into your daily routine is not that very difficult if that is what is stopping you from getting a bike. It is as simple as running your day to day errands on a cycle. Go get your groceries, or maybe visit a friend or a relative or even better – cycle to work, and if the work location is far then cycle to a possible destination, and from there you can pick up public transport. Ideas are numerous, all you need to do is just grab a bike and get going.

 

There is no argument on the certainty of cycling being the most enjoyable means of slimming down. Get yourself into better shape and healthy living by pairing a cycling routine with a salubrious diet. Healthy eating and a good night’s sleep with regular exercise is the only proven recipe for weight loss. Regardless of whether you are an amateur rider or a seasoned pro, losing weight cycling can be achieved by applying a few simple techniques. Here are some tips to motivate you:

 

 

If well integrated into your life, biking can be a very effective way of burning calories. With proper eating habits and daily cycling exercise, there is no doubt that you can shed those extra pounds, and who does not want to get lighter and leaner in their lycra.

 

If you are wondering where to find a bike that fits your lifestyle, your pocket and can also be your fashion statement then drop into Cycleworld. Whatever your style is, classy or groovy, sophisticated or trendy, there is a bike for everyone. There are high-end bikes for professional riders. Bikes for every age, bikes from every brand, bikes that suit everyone’s pocket, all under one roof – CycleWorld. And even greater news, CycleWorld is now available on Amazon.

 

The advantages of introducing cycling in our daily routine and its influence on our sound living is
not any more a subject of debate. Everybody consents to the way that cycling indeed is a solid
method of commute as well as fitness. Cycling as a means for our everyday commute has
already gained a lot of attention amongst the transport and environmental division for numerous
advantages over mechanised travel. Off late, the health sector has begun to appreciate and
embrace cycling for its capability to increment physical activity levels in kids, grown ups and the
elderly. Yet at the same time with regards to putting things to move, the lion’s share of us makes
a stage back. Well, in that case, you should know the benefits of cycling which will be intriguing
enough to start a whole new lifestyle.

No more eating an apple to keep the doctor away, experts suggest riding a bicycle for better life
and healthy living. As a fact, people who cycle for at least 30 minutes in a day are far less likely
to fall sick compared to the ones who don't. If this fact is a great start then wait for the entree.
People who cycle regularly live a longer life and are considered at a lower risk of some of the
serious diseases like obesity, high BP, diabetes and even cancer to certain extent. You can
even reduce the chances of heart attacks and other heart-related issues. Women who commute
by walking or biking at least 30 minutes each day also were found to have a decreased risk of
breast cancer. Cycling offers great potential to keep elderly people active and mobile if
conditions are safe. Furthermore, the icing on the cake is that cycling on a regular basis
enhances the quality of sleep. Overwhelming cardiovascular physical activity like cycling can
improve the nature of rest and release you of all the stress giving you a good night’s sleep. You
would then be able to bid farewell to your restless and sleepless nights.
Regular bicycling helps you maintain your weight. If you think that hitting the gym can speed
track your weight reduction then you should consider introducing cycling into your daily regime.
Commuting by car has been linked to weight gain and obesity, even in drivers who make time
for exercise.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Cycling has also been found to reduce anxiety, depression and fatigue. Cycling needs heaps of
resolution and perseverance for accelerating to greater distances. This endurance for pedals
changes an individual into a more grounded one with increased stamina. If there is any other
sport that you love indulging then, this additional endurance will assist you to improve your
performance.

So that’s a brief summary of health benefits. It's just not about improving health, wellness, or
fitness, but everyday bicycling can be beneficial to your bank balance and more importantly on
the environment as a whole. And this is just the beginning of the advantages you can count
upon by just making a slight difference to your daily schedule.

Now, if you look upon the perks of cycling on the environment, it is several fold. By Choosing
bicycling as your mode of commute to shorter distances or as your to and fro office transport for
work, you are not just sparing yourself from the reprehensible gridlock of traffic congestion yet in
addition lifting the earth by giving it a climate liberated from air pollution. Cycling, if made as the

primary mode of commute, can eliminate ozone depleting substance discharges and worldwide
environmental change.

Bicycles can be an environmentally sustainable alternative to cars. When it comes to other
vehicles, even a short drive of around 5 miles to work every day can rapidly signify in excess of
100 gallons of gas over a year, and correspondingly add to carbon dioxide outflows and global
climate change. Biking to work doesn't need petroleum products and thus you can assist in
reducing your contribution to environmental change. We all know, cycling does not emit any air
pollutants helping us to keep our city clean and breathable. Reducing noise pollution especially
in our overcrowded cities and towns is one more added benefit to be considered.
Cycling is one approach to keep a greater amount of your hard-earned money in your pocket.
Owning a bicycle is far less expensive than possessing a car thanks to parking, insurance, fuel,
and upkeep costs. Also, drop your gym membership for a rather pocket-friendly option and get
yourself a bicycle.

Daily Cycling routine

Having described the benefits of cycling, it is trivial to know that incorporating this habit into your
daily routine is as easy as any other perpetual habits. Cycling can be effortlessly integrated into
everyday life, in contrast to gym workouts. You can even enjoy it as a complete family workout.
You can cycle to work. If your office is really far then consider cycling up to the nearest bus/train
station. Although heavy on pockets, you can contemplate on buying an e-bike. E-bikes’ great
promise to public health is that users may choose to ride more often, for longer distances, in
steeper terrain, with higher loads, or at an older age. As such, e-bikes have the potential to
expand cycling to parts of the population for which conventional cycling is not practical.

Once you get into the habit of cycling to work then rest every other commute like running for
errands or even family outings will be made on bikes. It’s that addictive. Bicycling to pick up
groceries or getting things done around the neighborhood isn't just an incredible method to
incorporate exercise into your day, it gives an amazing lift to the local economy. Individuals whose
bicycle tend to spend more locally than individuals who drive.

Efforts need to be put to encourage more and more people to adopt cycling. The evidence
suggests that reducing motorized traffic volumes and speeds, and separating cyclists from
traffic through infrastructure or bike routes on less frequented roads play key roles in attracting
more people to cycling — as well as in increasing the safety of the cyclists. A key reason to pursue
day-to-day cycling as a strategy to improve public health is its feasibility for large parts of the
population and, in particular, all age groups.

Whether you choose to pedal for health benefits, to help the environment, and reduce air
pollution, or just to try out a new activity, or even to supplement another sport, cycling is a ton of
fun improving your quality of life.

The bicycle has had a considerable effect on human society, in both the cultural and industrial realms. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 2 wheeler came into existence in the 19th century and by the early 21st century more than 1 billion were in existence. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation and have been adapted for use as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, bicycle racing, and bicycle stunts. Although cycles were in use at all times with the increasing use of other modes of transport, the bicycles had taken a back seat. But who would have guessed that with the onset of a terrible pandemic the modest bicycle would rise back to enormous significance in the span of just a few months, And now once again, it is gaining its popularity as means of no contact, safe commute for daily travel to office and back, or even just to enhance the fitness level by adopting a healthy lifestyle making cycling a part of the daily regime.

Not only are we seeing an outburst in bicycle sales with retailers coping up to the increasing demands, but repair shops are also seeing a surge in the number of people bringing their old bicycles for a revamp. Whether it is people trying to be healthy, environmentally friendly, or save money by ditching the car during the recession, it seems that more and more are getting on their bikes. The long term trends point to a bright future for bike shops. Krishnasamy Devraj, the director, Cycle World, which has 17 showrooms across the city, said that there was at least a 20-25% rise in sales in almost all the showrooms. “Compared to June 2019, we had a 300% increase in sales this June. As of now, the demand is outstripping supply. It will continue to be high for at least another six months. Adult and premier bicycles are seeing huge demand and there are more takers for electric bikes too. Many are using these two-wheelers to commute to work,” he said.

India is the second-largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world, with 12 million units annually.
But it looks like this number needs to increase a couple of folds to meet the present demand. The situation points to the fact that cycles are here to stay for a longer time than anticipated. With the introduction of e-bikes, people are more likely to get drawn towards taking up cycling as their primary mode of transportation for traveling to work or for just running personal errands. Cycling as a habit and daily routine is definitely a win-win scenario for anyone considering the huge list of health benefits in store.

Bicycle Ride in the city
There has been a steady rise in bicycle sales in Bengaluru from May. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

Cycles are no more a poor man’s ride. Many cycle repair shops have their days packed with people coming from all walks of life. Venkatesh. K.B., who owns a bike repair shop in K. R Puram, said that there has been a surge in demand for spare parts and cycle pumps, apart from repair requests. “I have been in the business for over three decades and I have never seen such enthusiasm for cycles,” he said. Indeed, even the interest for rental bicycles are on an ascent. The response for the bikes deployed posts the lockdown has been extremely overwhelming. People have even begun using rental bikes for grocery shopping.

This new era of cycling is additionally observing a surge in the manner, individuals want to invest their leisure time and outings. A consistent increment in the inquiries about bicycle tours and rallies is proof of this reality. Cycling clubs and cycling groups are the trending hotspots nowadays.

From fitness to social distancing, perhaps it is time to celebrate the humble bicycle’s new incarnation as an eco-friendly, groovy, trendy or classy, fitness machine that is also the best zero contact means of transport in these epidemic times.