Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017
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Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017

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Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017

23rd September 2017 saw the official launch of one of India’s most exciting mass cycling event – Saksham Pedal Delhi. The launch was presided over by Mr. Alok Tripathi, ED-PCRA, Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General – CFI, and Mr Saumya Khaitan – CEO,DoIT Sports. 

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, the Government of India, is a national government agency engaged in promoting fuel conservation in various sections of the economy. Conservation of petroleum products and Environment Protection are important national causes and PCRA takes these noble causes forward by conducting cycling events to inculcate the message of fuel conservation in the young minds. 

Saksham Pedal Delhi is a mass cycling event to be held on the 5th of November 2017, to promote cycling to create awareness among masses about conservation of petroleum products. The event will be carried out at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi with the support of Oil Companies viz. IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, MRPL, CPCL, NRL and IGL and in association with Cycling Federation of India and DoIT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. 

Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017 Collateral
Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017 Collateral

The event is expected to see about 5,000 participants from across India, take part. The event is open to amateur and professional cyclists, with a wide range of categories. The categories are– Elite Cycling (50km/30km), Amateur Ride (30 km), Open Ride (10 km) and Green Ride (5 km). Cyclists can register for this event online.   

When speaking at the launch, Mr. Alok Tripathi, ED-PCRA said, “Cycling for short distances not only saves fuel but also provides cleaner air to breathe and better health for tomorrow. Through ‘Saksham Pedal Delhi’, India will have its first large-scale mass participative platform, that will promote fuel conservation across various sections of the economy, and propagate the message of reducing excessive dependency on oil.” PCRA also thanked participating Oil Companies, Technical Partner CFI along with ‘DoIT’, ‘Meraki’ and ‘ChooseMyBicycle’ for their active participation in promoting cycling as an Oil conservation measure.  

Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General– CFI congratulated PCRA on their vision to promote cycling as a means to spread the message of a greener environment along with saving of fuel. He further added, “Saksham Pedal Delhi has provided a platform for our cyclists to become ambassadors of Oil conservation.” 

Commenting on the association, Mr. Saumya Khaitan, CEO, DoIT Sports said, “We thank PCRA & participating Oil Companies for organizing Saksham Pedal Delhi. Initiatives like these have multiple benefits on the entire society. Apart from educating the masses about energy efficiency, it also adds a new dimension to the health & fitness revolution that India is witnessing today. We would also like to thank our partners CFI, Meraki & Concern India, for all their efforts.”  

Saksham Pedal Delhi 2017 Collateral
Conclusion

ChooseMyBicycle is proud to be a part of Saksham Pedal Delhi and we are confident that this event will be a highlight in the Delhi Cycling Calendar. To register for Saksham Pedal Delhi please visit www.pedaldelhi.com

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