Saksham Pedal Delhi 2018

Saksham Pedal Delhi 2018

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Saksham Pedal Delhi 2018

7th August 2018 saw the official launch of the second edition of one of India’s most exciting mass cycling events – Saksham Pedal Delhi. The launch was presided over by Mr. Alok Tripathi, ED-PCRA, Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General of the Asian Cycling Confederation, and Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna, Founder and Executive Director, DoIT Sports Management.

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of 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 7th of October 2018, to promote cycling to create awareness among masses about conservation of petroleum products. The event will commence 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 The Times of India and Meraki. The technical partner of this event is the Cycling Federation of India, and the philanthropy partner is Concern India Foundation. 

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The event is expected to see a participation of over 6,000 cyclists. The event is open to amateur and professional cyclists, with a wide range of categories. The categories are:

  • Elite Cycling (45km/30km)
  • Amateur Ride (30 km)
  • Open Ride (10 km) 
  • Green Ride (5 km). 

Cyclists can register for this event online.   

When speaking at the launch, Mr. Alok Tripathi, ED-PCRA said, “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. I am certain that the second edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi, will help extend and emphasize on these attributes to further positive effect. I also take this opportunity to thank the participating oil companies, DO IT Sports Management, Meraki Sport & Entertainment & the Cycling Federation of India, for their support.” 

Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General of the Asian Cycling Confederation said, “the growing popularity of cycling both as a lifestyle and as a sport in our country provides us with a great opportunity to instil environmental consciousness amongst the community at large. Our endeavor as the technical partners to Saksham Pedal Delhi, will be to provide a world-class racing experience to both elite amateur cyclists from across the country.” 

Commenting on the event, Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna said, “The first edition of India’s premier cyclothon received an overwhelming response from both, amateur cyclists and cycling enthusiasts alike. It was truly fantastic to see more than 5000 participants or superheroes as we like to call them, I am confident that the second edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi, will only be bigger & better”. 

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ChooseMyBicycle.com are the 'Ride Experience Partner' for Saksham Pedal Delhi 2018 and will ensure all the participants have the best experience. 

Registrations for the event are open, to register online visit www.sakshampedaldelhi.com or  www.bookmyshow.com. Offline registration for corporates/ bulk bookings can be done through event channels and also via the event’s official philanthropy partner - Concern India Fountation. Register now and #BeTheChange.

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