Indian Cyclists Network

February 2015 Blog Posts (15)

117th recipient of livelihood bicycle - I may be just a Banana

117th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :


“I may be just a Banana, :p but this is what I have to say,

Hangin-in with my buddies while you peeps go about your day.”


Shankar Lal Gupta. (50s, I think)


Fruit seller.


Shankar is from UP. He sells fruit off Carter road and at Rajan Sherley village, Bandra west.

Shankar arrived in Mumbai in 1985. Even before he grew up to be a youth, his childhood had…


Added by rakesh anand bakshi on February 27, 2015 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

Alligator DOT 4 (HK-OIL010-4)

Added by Longshine Global on February 23, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

116th recipient - initiated by Prashant Neha Taneja, Gurgaon.

A voluntary intiative by Prashant Neha Taneja, inspired by Bicycle Angel's donors. He located this recipient and gathered a pool of donors, on his own accord, inspired by us. 

Therefore, I permitted Prashant to post his donation and deed here. Not that I do not post about strangers who do less or more for the less privileaged across the world. - Rakesh.

(116th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) - Gurgaon…


Added by rakesh anand bakshi on February 22, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

115th recipient

115th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : A poetry-baazi post! smile emoticon

“Message in a glass bottle I threw out to sea, hoping my soul mate will come looking for me. 

That exactly, is how kindness will find me. The kindness that I will send out for those at sea.” @ RB.

Balaram Mahipat Bare (43)

Milkman from 4.30 am to 9 am; post that, he works as a upper level domestic help and even as a Peon at…


Added by rakesh anand bakshi on February 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dadar to Uran and back on 22nd Feb


I am going to Uran on 22nd Feb Morn starting from Dadar at 6:15 AM. Anybody interested can join. To n fro it will be abt 105 km. Should be back home before 4 PM. (Some how I suspect not many will be willing to give India match a miss to go to Uran). 


Added by Vijay Pednekar on February 21, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Aditya ​ Narayan prefers to cycle his way to work

 Singer Aditya Narayan, currently anchoring the music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs, has found a new way to stay fit.

He cycles to the set on Tuesday mornings.

The singer-turned-actor mentions that though he does cardiovascular exercises at the gym four days a week, he feels de-stressed when he rides the bicycle to the studio in Mahalakshmi.

He starts at 7.30 am from his house in Oshiwara and then he cycle's around 30 kms and reach the set in around 45…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on February 18, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

114th recipient - If you are faced by mountains, you have several options.

114th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :


“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options:

You can climb it and cross to the other side. :)

You can go around it. :)

You can dig under it. :)

You can fly over it. :)

You can blow it up! ;) :)

You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. ;)

You can turn around and go back the way you came. :(

Or, you can stay on the mountain and make it your home!” :p…


Added by rakesh anand bakshi on February 15, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

My first restore - And the issue I faced

Bike restoring in India is not a easy task. I faced numerous challenges when I started this project. I am going to list out those challenges for you. 

Now some of you might have a workaround for the issues and I will be happy to read them in the comments. That will be a learning for…


Added by A P on February 11, 2015 at 11:35am — 34 Comments

113th recipient of helpm(crutches) - I need to WALK! I MUST walk!

113th recipient of help (Crutches) :


“I need to WALK! The distance, and location I need to walk to, are far less important than my need to walk to my destination. Walk, with or without the help of public transport and people’s help.”


Doyal Dcosta. (26)


Junior Sales Associate – Reliance Digital. (Forwards incoming telephone calls)


I was cycling on Hill road early morning, and saw a young man walking with great difficulty, I…


Added by rakesh anand bakshi on February 9, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

Chain Reaction

Who says Bombay doesn't have people with genuine hearts? Who says people are always running behind money in this city? Who says everyones in a rat race here? I used to say all that until a Sunday February 1 changed my little perception of this maximum city. I started cycling from JVPD and wanted to go till Lower Parel and head back. Once I started climbing a flyover at Dadar, I changed the gear and felt a quicker pedalling than usual and noticed somethings gone wrong so I stopped and…


Added by Himanshu Vora on February 4, 2015 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Pune Heritage

15 February 2015; SUNDAY Pune Heritage Cycle Ride Cycle Ride | Kids 7 am – 10 am | English | FREE | To be announced Pune lets go Pedaling! Pune has been a cycle city. It is common to see men and women of all ages cycle away despite the busy traffic. Enjoy the city as you cycle with us to some very interesting heritage landmarks like We halt at some sites where a guide explains the significance and heritage value of the place. Bicycles are available for rent at ₹200 Organized by: Janwani and…


Added by ADV VIKRAM SWARAN SINGH CHADHA on February 2, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

In need of a cyclist.

Is there anyone whose group I can join for rides or trails in Mumbai ...In need of a cycling friends group.

Added by Rushikesh Arekar on February 1, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

I am not made for rides ...So I go on trails

I want an mtb in range of 30K-35K...Which one should I opt for ?

Added by Rushikesh Arekar on February 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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