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Updated: September 9, 2011 12:04 IST

Cyclist on a 10,000-km tour to promote humanity

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Srinivas Alluri, founder of voluntary organisation ‘Manavata’, who is on a cycle tour of 13 countries to create eco-awareness and promote humanity, was in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam
Srinivas Alluri, founder of voluntary organisation ‘Manavata’, who is on a cycle tour of 13 countries to create eco-awareness and promote humanity, was in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Srinivas Alluri, a young man from the United Kingdom, is on a cycle tour of 13 countries to promote humanity and to create eco-awareness. He was in the city on Thursday as part of his tour which will conclude in New Delhi.

Founder of the registered charitable organisation ‘Manavata', Srinivas believes in cycling to be fun, healthy and eco-friendly mode of transport. He hit upon the concept of Cycling for Humanity (CFH) 2011 with the idea of covering 10,000 km in about 100 days from London to New Delhi.

The ride started in London on June 25. CFH has completed 6,850 km from the 10,000 km journey through the UK, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Iran. Srinivas is now touring South India to reach New Delhi through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

The objective of CFH is to inspire people to support humanitarian causes and to lead a healthy, eco-friendly life.

I have organised events and workshops to promote the concept of healthy living, donating for charitable and environmental causes.

“The response to the CFH cyclists over the last 60 days in Europe, Middle East and India has been tremendous with locals providing food and accommodation helping in route planning and understanding the objectives of CFH,” he says.

The CFH cyclists conducted personality development programmes for students in universities and schools in Turkey and India.

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