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KFB Residents Cycle to a Clean & Green Bengaluru

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Trin,trin, trin …….. wake up call for the Koramangala First Block Residents on Sunday, 11th June. Over 300 excited children and adults, two to sixty years young, cycled and walked out of their homes to gather on Fifth cross. The air was full of excitement to participate in the Slow Cycle Race and yes, win the trophies sponsored by SPT Sports. While there was a treasure hunt on cycles for the kids, a special race was organised for the Ajji-tata and children below 5 years.
The Cycle Day event, flagged off by the Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Corporator Chandrappa, was organised and supported by the community. Biscuits, bananas, compass boxes and chocolates were distributed to keep the energy going. KFB RWA Volunteers ensured the streets were kept litter free. Children used helmets to keep themselves safe. 1st block had organised a Treasure hunt and several fun events on the cycle. There was the ajji-tata race where grandpa’s showed remarkable fitness and zoomed down the track. They would have put a few youngsters to shame.
Residents learnt spinning from the instructors from Spedals as well as had Yoga sessions. Spedals put up three stationary cycles and lots of residents were seen spinning. Zumba and yoga sessions were also conducted. Marvel hospital was the partner in the cycle and provided vouchers for a free health check to persons above 60 years. Cycle Day concluded with a high energy Zumba session led by Ahana. Overall an exciting day with focus on health, safety and use of cycle as a mode of transport.
By about 10 am the event concluded with the President Mrs Padmashree Balaram thanking all volunteers and sponsors and felicitating top students.
“Cycle Day” is anchored by DULT (Directorate of Urban Land Transport), Government of Karnataka as a part of Bengaluru Coalition for Open Streets (BCOS) and is supported by Bangalore Police (Law & Order, Traffic) and BBMP. This open street event is a campaign to promote cycling as a mainstream mode of transport, a much needed movement for Bengaluru.
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Trin! Trin !Trin !! Cycle day came to Koramangala 1st block. There was excitement in the air . Children of all age groups arrived in colourful helmets, on cycles, with their parents and grandparents. Some even came on their tricycles and some infants in their strollers. On the dot at 7.30am Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy arrived and flagged off the cycle day and himself with the whole crowd behind him rode off along the cycle route. Chandrappa, Koramangala Corporator too accompanied the Minister.

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