Cyclist ride 73 km on 73rd Republic Day
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Cyclist ride 73 km on 73rd Republic Day

Cyclists all over Noida and other states shared their 10-second video of riding with the tricolor

Cyclist ride 73 km on 73rd Republic Day

To celebrate the 73rd Republic Day, Joggers and walker club (JWC), Noida had planned an initiative to cycle for 73 km on the day. Cycle enthusiasts were encouraged to go for a solo ride (or in pairs) on a path of their choice along with the National Flag between sunrise and noon on January 26.

Cyclists all over Noida and other states shared their 10-second video of riding with the national flag. Thereafter, JWC compiled a video of the riders and tagged the President and Prime Minister of India. About 13 riders shared their video, two of them are from Dehradun.

Shardha Chauhan(35), a cyclist from Dheradun says, "The Republic Day ride was a good experience for me. On January 25, my friend and I randomly thought of doing a 73km ride on the 73rd Republic Day. Then, I got to know about this from Rajiva. I have been riding long distances from the last five to six years."

Ashita Aroa, another Cyclist from Noida Sector 50 says, "It was a superb experience. We had all the national songs playing along with our cycling. I had a sense of patriotism while riding, which is something I will always remember. It was cold but you wouldn't believe it by the time we came back, all our clothes were drained from sweat.  I could just relate to how our Indian Soldiers serve our nation. Salutes to them."

Puja Pudhir, a cyclist from Noida says, "It was a good experience for me. My two friends and I did a ride of about 100km. Yesterday we covered Jaypee's F1 formula track to Gautam Buddha University, Galgotia University, and back to Jaypee's F1 formula track. I started cycling last February and in one year,  I have covered 100km many times in a day."

Nisha Rai, a cyclist from Noida says, "I rode around 100 Km ride with my two friends. I dedicate this ride to our soldiers. We can do these activities twice a year for this cause. Cycling also has health benefits and helps to spread awareness on air pollution."

Rajiva Singh, President JWC, shared a video on Twitter.

In a word with CitySpidey, Rajiva Singh said, "We celebrated the 73 km with a 73 km ride. This year it had to be a virtual event considering the pandemic. Solo rides were recommended and group rides were discouraged for obvious reasons. Riders choose different routes across geographies. At the end of the event, we compiled a video and shared it with our President & PM along with Republic Day wishes."

He added, "Several riders participated from the residential societies of Noida. The event was a joint initiative of Joggers & Walkers Club ( JWC) and Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Associations ( NOFAA)."