The thud of Bullets will wake the Kochi city up from its slumber this weekend.
In a unique initiative, as many as 50 motorcycle enthusiasts in the city will take the road to Idukki as part of a tree planting campaign. The ride is being organised by Greenpeople, a Kochi-based environmental organisation in association with Bullethood, a group of Bullet enthusiasts in the city.
Named ‘Ride For Nature’, the event will see bikers starting from Kochi on Saturday to reach Devikulam via Kothamangalam and Thokkupara. The next day, the group members will embark on a 15-km trek to Chokra Mudi peak and return in the evening.
“It aims at giving the riders a chance to rave about their passion and roar about the streets in style while upholding the social message,” said Aseez Kunnapilly, State coordinator, Greenpeople.
The ride will have around 40 stopovers at different locations, during which the members will plant trees around the locations and present a five-minute long programme on the need to conserve nature. “That way, it may take about 10 hours to reach the destination, but only after serving the purpose,” said Mr. Aziz.
Sanoj P.K., a senior member of Bullethood, said the trip would help the group members meet and interact with people and help form an opinion on the subject. “Roads are supposed to connect people and meeting people makes you fall in love with nature,” he said.
Besides biking activities, the group has been actively involved in social issues with members organising rallies to educate the public on road safety.