Over 50 cyclists gathered at the Cubbon Park here on Sunday to participate in the India for Safe Food campaign.

Not only did they cycle from there to Lalbagh, they also stopped on the way to talk to people about their cause, distribute posters and create awareness about ecological farming.

This campaign was launched two months ago across 15 States to highlight the problem of chemical pesticides and promote organic agriculture. Kavitha Kuruganthi, national convener of ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), the coordinator of the event, said: “The government is spending less than 2 per cent of its budget on organic farming. We as consumers have to come together and demand safe food.”

Cyclists from I Cycle, Bangalore Bikers Club, IT companies, NGOs and city colleges participated.

Asked about his campaign experience, Nikhil who also works for Amnesty said: “We got really good response from people at Garuda Mall, Lalbagh and Cubbon Park. Many assured us of their support.”