Several people — young and old — from the city participated in an endurance ride organised by the Venugram Cycling Club recently. The event saw more than 50 people participate under two categories — 25 kms and 50 kms ride. This Endurance Ride 50 kms was one of the first ones organised in the city and was held across major areas. Ravindra Joshi, a 64-year-old- participant, said that he was glad to be a part of this ride and that helps promote the benefits of cycling. “It’s fun to participate in the event along with so many people. I have been cycling for the past three years and would urge others to take it up too,” he said.
Sarika Naik, another participant, said that they want to promote cycling as much as possible. “Initiatives like these not just promotes cycling, but good health as well. We hope that such initiatives will see greater participation from people in Belagavi,” she adds.