Thousands to ride cycles on 26th for charity

Hyderabad: Republic Ride 2017 event will be held on January 26 at Gachibowli Stadium here.  The 8th edition of India’s biggest corporate cycling event, Republic Ride 2017, marks the milestone achievement of more than a lakh riding in over 50 events so far. The Republic Ride, that has been going on since 2010 every year, to commemorate the Republic Day, now stands tall in the country’s sporting events as India’s biggest and the best Century Cycling Event.  

Organized by The Atlanta Foundation, The Republic Ride has received registrations from 2000 riders. These riders include the employees of many IT, BPM, and engineering multi-national companies primarily situated in the Cyberabad area.  The rider list also boasts teams from Police and Armed Forces. The ride will cover a distance of 100km and it includes a relay format as well for those who want to finish it as a team effort in multiples of 25K and 50K.

The ride path starts at the Gachibowli Stadium, progresses towards Shankarpally via ORR service roads and winds down towards beautiful country-side farm lands after Shankarpally.  All riders who finish their 100K as individuals or as a team will receive medals and certificates.

The Republic Ride has two sets of flag-off times, one at 5:30 am to cater to the demand of many riders who prefer to ride in the cooler hours of the morning.  The other flag-off is at 6:20 am coinciding with day-break. Both batches start with ceremonial National Flag Salutes and National Anthem Renditions., Medals distribution will be held at 9am.

Atlanta Foundation’s Republic Ride is organized on Republic Day, Independence Ride on Independence Day and Peace Ride on Gandhi Jayanthi. Unity Ride and CEOs Ride are the trend setting cycling events, which have generated lot of awareness for cycling in the city. It is because of these mega cycling events, the cycling community and cycling ecosystem has developed in the city.  

Annual rides like Republic Ride, Freedom Ride, Peace Ride, and the Unity Ride are organized by The Atlanta Foundation, a charitable organization, to support the education of under privileged students in government schools.  

More details can be had from www.cykul.com/republicride  or check Facebook page www.facebook.com/cykul/

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