The Kolkata Cyclothon will be shaking up the grand old city on February 28, 2016 from its otherwise busy activity. There is a distinct lack of large-scale sporting events in the bustling city and the Kolkata Cyclothon seeks to change all that. It’s the peculiar old world charm and beautiful architecture that make Kolkata the perfect city for a thrill ride. It’s a chance for all of the fitness fanatics and cyclists of the city to participate in one of the biggest and most competitive Cyclothons in the city.
The ride will be at the plush greens of the Eco Tourism Park at Newtown, Rajarhat. The beautiful Eco Park, with its wild flower meadows, bamboo garden, grasslands, tropical tree garden, bonsai gardens, and Cactus Walk, is the perfect setting for the ride. The crisp, fresh air and the pristine greenery are what the ride will be fighting for, owing to the increasing air pollution and the city’s carbon footprint slowly growing, promoting cycle riding is one way we can take a small step in the right direction and towards a sustainable tomorrow.
This is the first time trial cycling event is happening in the city and is bound to be competitive. The format is expected to get the best out of any cyclist with multiple dedicated categories for both sprint and endurance riders.
The categories for the event are:-
1) Sprint Ride-30 km- for Male-Individual Time Trial
2) Green Ride- 20 km- Open to all
3) Smart City Ride- 10 km- (13-18, 19-30, 30-40)
4) Corporate Ride-( Individual/Team Trial Tide)
5) Senior Ride- Veteran (50-60 & 60 above)
6) Fun Ride –5 km- for Children (8-12 years)
The ride is expected to attract close to 1,000 cyclists from all around the city and is a chance for the cycling community to come together in one of the largest sporting events that Kolkata has seen. The ride is held in association with the West Bengal Cyclists association and has a prize money of 30,000 ; 20,000 ; 10,000 ; 8,000 ; 6,000 ; 5,000 ; 4,000 ; 3,000 ; 2,000 ; 1,000 INR respectively for the 30 km ride. There will be trophies, medals and certificates for the winners of each category.
So sign up for the ride and a greener, cleaner, fitter Kolkata here on MeraEvents.