It will be launched near the Bio-Diversity Park with about 200 bicycles

Buoyed by the success of the Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) team in the recently-held London-Paris Cycle Challenge, the GHMC and the APIIC announced that they would be launching the second bike station at Cyberabad near the Bio-Diversity Park with about 200 bikes.

“The bike station to be laid by the APIIC will enable people in Cyberabad to extensively use cycling tracks. The recently-launched ‘Cycle to Work’ initiative by the APIIC and HBC will get the desired impetus,” M.T. Krishna Babu, GMHC Commissioner, said.

As part of its endeavour, the HBC will also be setting up state-of-the-art bike stations at all Metro stations with the support of APIIC and Hyderabad Metro Rail beginning with the Hi-tec City station, said D.V. Manohar, chairman, Hyderabad Bicycling Club and CII past chairman.

There is also a plan to organise bike races similar to the London-Paris Challenge from Hyderabad to Karimnagar and Srisailam. “The big plan is to have to Tour de India also,” he said.

Felicitated

Meanwhile, an eight-member team of the HBC that completed the 500 km London-Paris Cycle Challenge was felicitated on the occasion. The contingent included D. V. Manohar, chairman of Shakti Group, his son D. Dharmin, a student in USA, Aditya Mehta (whose leg was amputated), Prashant Krishnadas, Sreenivas Hosamane and Asha Hosmane.

Mr. Manohar and his son have become the first-ever father-son duo to compete in the history of the London-Paris Challenge. “The race was a terrific experience. We are looking forward to similar races in India,” gushed Adiyta Mehta.

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