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Tour De India 2013, A forgettable experience...

I was there with my daughter and saw for myself the utter lack of co-ordination between your own team of event managers forget that between the event management team and the police.


The Mumbai Marathon is an event which is at least 20-30 times bigger than this. They too take the same permissions from the same departments, including the sea link. How can they manage flawlessly and these people can't. I have been going for the Marathon for the last 6 years and not even once…


Added by Jesal A Mehta on December 16, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

completed one year of commuting by cycle in Mumbai

I am very happy to post this message:  I completed one year of commuting to office in Mumbai.  I cycle regularly from TIFR Colaba to  Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education near Anushakti Nagar Bus depot.  The round trip is about 52km.  On an average I take about 1hr 15min for each trip.  My best timing so far was 1hr 5min.   I did this in all seasons. 

I ride Trek 7100 (hybrid).  So far I had two punctures on the rear wheel.  Considering that I covered so many miles, this I think…


Added by Nagarjuna on May 22, 2012 at 11:26am — 18 Comments

Musings of a Randonneur

Musings of a Randonneur



300km brevet: Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai.


I am often asked by my curious non-cyclist friends as to what is this Randonneuring? And why do I have suddenly taken a fancy to it? They ask me this question because I often give them the slip on Saturday nights.

Randonneuring is essentially an endurance ride with a time limit. You can call it a cycle marathon in a…


Added by Prashantt Rai on April 27, 2012 at 2:02pm — 6 Comments

Travelogue Pune-Mumbai-Pune cycling on Feb-28-2009 and March-01-2009

I started at 4.15 am on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009, from Pune. The Dehu-road traffic was frightful but the highway was still manageable. The climate was very pleasant with minimal traffic on NH4 till 6 am. Encountered pleasant expressions/gestures from joggers on the Lonavala-Khandala stretch. I enjoyed the Khandala-Khopoli ghat most, as it was total downhill of 10 KM.

I crossed Vashi at around 11 am and reached Kings Circle at 12:40 pm. I had my lunch and much needed break at kings… Continue

Added by Gagan Grover on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Travelogue: Pune-Goa cycling from 1st May to 4th may, 2009

Hello folks

I had a year plan of 2009 to ride Pune-Mumbai-Pune (did on Feb 28 & March 01), Pune-Bangalore and Pune-Delhi. Jaydeep (my companion on Pune-Goa ride) saw my Pune-Bangalore plan on and wrote me about his interest to join but he can’t as he is leaving for Germany in first week of September, 2009. He also wrote about his plan of Pune-Goa ride, scheduled for last week of April. As the trip date was just 2-3 days away and I was not prepared for it either… Continue

Added by Gagan Grover on May 11, 2009 at 2:09pm — 5 Comments

Friday morning ride to Marine Drive was awesome!

Good fun riding to Marine Drive yesterday...

Finally got some time off client projects and decided to go for a quick morning ride yesterday. Since Friday was Ram Navami, there was far less traffic on the roads. Weather was pretty decent too (till about 9am). I left at 6.15 am from Santacruz.

Since I'd already ridden to the central, western, eastern and northern suburbs, South Mumbai was the only way to go. I initially planned to cycle to Haji Ali and back. But once I… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on April 4, 2009 at 4:33pm — 2 Comments

Tour of Nilgiris..... a war, a victory & a journey within

So Friends....Finally I've gathered myself back from the hangover of TFN!!! And realized that I'm due for a Blog :P

Tour of Niligiris........... a war, a victory & a journey within!!!!

The Way to TFN

Like most of you; I enjoyed my childhood cycling, having fun, doing stunts...& the general feeling of freedom ;). For me Cycling has always been Freedom & Fun. Entering college saw the last days for my cycle & gave it away, expecting… Continue

Added by Kaushik Iyer on January 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 21 Comments

Important Safety Notice for Mumbai Cyclists

Dear Friends,

It is a sad day for Mumbai and indeed India as a whole that terror can be initiated so easily and swiftly. It's very disturbing to see innocent people being taken hostage at top hotels from last night. Mumbai still bleeds, people are still tense, many have not gone to office.

Police are telling people to stay home. Schools and colleges shut. In this climate, I find it astonishing that some members are STILL planning to go ahead with upcoming rides in Mumbai.… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on November 27, 2008 at 11:06am — 6 Comments

Start chatting on !

Hi Everyone!

We added another great feature to CYCLISTS.IN today. CHAT!

Now, next time you log in, you will see a chat application on the left column which shows all the members who are currently logged in and online right now. Send a quick message or a smiley... be spontaneous! This is also great for multiple members in a group to organise an online discussion for an upcoming ride. I hope everyone will enjoy using this feature. I've been testing this for some time now and… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 23, 2008 at 9:05pm — No Comments is now mobile friendly!

Hey Folks,

We now have a mobile version of You can access all features and updates of your favourite cyclists network on your mobile phone. Simply point your mobile browser to

This will open up a mobile optimised version of the site complete with user login, news updates, photo views, friends manager, blog posts and discussion forums. Now you can carry your addiction on the road ;)

I've been playing with it on… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on October 6, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

We got written about in today's Mumbai Mirror!

Hey All... check out today's Mumbai Mirror (page 33). There's a full page article on Mumbai-Biking and got mentioned at the end for readers to connect to.

Here's the epaper link -

Yippeee.... :) It's been 2 months since we launched this site and so far we had 134 members, 197 pictures, 17 videos and 29… Continue

Added by Amit Bhowmik on September 2, 2008 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Olympics - Mountain Biking

For all those interested, DD SPORTS is showing the Olympics - Cross Country Mountain Biking at 12.30pm today.

Added by Amit Bhowmik on August 23, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

British track team wins the first cycling gold at Beijing

The first track cycling gold medal of the Beijing Olympics went to Great Britain when Chris Hoy led the men's sprint team to a superb victory.

More details here :

Added by Amit Bhowmik on August 15, 2008 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Interesting article in the ECONOMIST about urban biking

Hey All

Check out this article in the latest issue of ECONOMIST. It's on the rising trend of urban cycling due to sky rocketing petrol prices in USA.

Added by Amit Bhowmik on August 1, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Interesting article in Today's MINT Newspaper

Check out this article in today's issue of MINT.

Americans swap their SUVs for bicycles and motorbikes :)

Added by Amit Bhowmik on July 24, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments


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