"Saksham Pedal Cyclothon", India's premier cyclothon, second edition kickoffs on October 7 (Sunday) in India's national capital, Delhi.
An initiative of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), in collaboration with DO IT Sports Management (India) Pvt Ltd, the much-talked about event will be backed by oil and gas companies.
The event is scheduled to be flagged off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN) and will witness some of India's finest elite athletes and amateur riders who will lock honrs for a prize money of Rs. 10 lakhs.
In the first edition, held in November 2017, Farhan Akhtar graced the occaison. This time Bollywood diva Disha Patani is set to pedal in Saksham Pedal Cyclothon along with Delhites.
Saksham Pedal Delhi, 2018's aim is to promote the awareness and significance of socio-environmental consciousness by promoting cycling not only as a lifestyle but also as an alternate means of commute. By commute, it essentially involves shorter distances for daily activities such as cycling to work, riding to nearby places etc.
Radha Kapoor Khanna, founder and executive director of DO IT Sports Management opined, "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 5,000 participants or superheroes, as we like to call them, I am confident that the second edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi will only be bigger and better," she concluded.
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