Categorized into Elite & Masters – 132.6kms and U-18, Women & Amateur – 72km
Bengaluru, July 16, 2017: It was a battle to the finish. Bengaluru based real estate developer; Century Real Estate organized an ultra-cycling road race in association with BBCh to promote clean-energy vehicle and active transport for physical fitness, today that flagged off at Century Sports Village. Over 230 bicycle lovers geared up to participate in the ‘Bengaluru Classic Road Races’ on NH-7 Bengaluru – Hyderabad.’
The riders turned up not only from a broad spectrum of disciplines and abilities but also from all over the country. Some of the elite racers in the men were Kiran Kumar Raju, Naveen Raj, BikeyVenky, Craig Raynes and women Lena Robra, Samira Abraham and Vicki Nicholson were part of the event.
With zero emission, bicycles are ultimate clear-energy vehicles. Billions are invested towards ‘green cars’ and ‘carbon-reduction schemes,’ it’s time we promote cycling and build infrastructure to support the same. Apart from being opportunities for physical activity, active transport also contributes to the health of the population and other benefits to society.
Suman Paul, Strategist, BBCh commented, “Bangalore Bicycle Championships is popularly known as BBCh in India and globally. It is the only premier racing platform in the country that offers ten different formats of cycle racing at ten different locations in Bangalore across ten months in a year, which constitutes a whole season of the racing extravaganza.”
“BBCh is endeavoring towards enriching the cycling culture in India continuously for last nine years which has paved a glamorous way to enter in its 10th anniversary next year 2018. BBCh is for everyone who loves a Bicycle in which so ever way it may be and fuelled by the cycling community of Bangalore and driven by a set of volunteers.”
Ravindra Pai, MD, Century Real Estate commented, “Century Sports Village is a one of a kind sports themed plotted development. This event is our initiative to encourage sports and healthy living. We cordially welcome all the sports enthusiasts here and thank all the participants for making the event a grand success.”
The race was classified into Elite & Masters – 132.6kms and U-18, Women & Amateur – 72km with cutoff time 12:30PM(330mins) and 10:10AM(180mins) respectively. It is clear that alternative solution such as bicycle infrastructure is needed to encourage people to get out of their car, especially in peak travel times and stay fit.