Hi, I am Raichand from Mangalore. I am a volunteer of MAD (Make A
MAD is a volunteer organization which teaches English to
underprivileged children. To do the same, we need to raise funds so as
to provide for books used by the children under their care. These
books, syllabus and certification for the kids is provided to us by
Cambridge University Press. To realize these objectives, as well as
creating awareness about the importance of educating young children,
we brought forth the idea of a cycling expedition around MAD centers
in the South. The expedition begins on the 7th of August and the
detailed plan is as below:
Goal: Spread awareness, raise funds.
Distance to cover: 4240km
Number of days: 48
Cities to cover: Mangalore > Mumbai > Pune > Hyderabad >
Vijayawada>Chennai > Vellore > Bangalore > Mysore> Coimbatore>
Trivandrum > Cochin > Mangalore
Number of members: 5
The team comprises of 5 members, at any time 3 members will be on the
road riding on bikes; an extra rider to replace any cyclist and the
last member who's the team manager performing multiple duties and man
the support vehicle.
Every day we will be covering 100kms. We have divided the distance
into 4 checkpoints, so after every 25kms the support vehicle will be
waiting for us. On reaching the 3rd checkpoint the support vehicle
will drive ahead to the end point for the day and setup camp, cook the
food and welcome the cyclists.
These points will be decided and well-communicated to each member. In
each city we will contact the local volunteer force there and arrange
for some empty space, e.g. a school ground, for setting up camp.
We are planning to have 6 days of rest in between.
Food will be ready to cook type and provisions will be carried along
on the trip. On the way to the Major cities mentioned above, stay will
be in tents. In the cities, local MAD members will provide food and
Here is the proposed route below:
I have already got 2 team members. There are
vacancies for 1 more rider/extra and a team manager to man the support
vehicle. If anyone is interested in coming along, please mail me at