RANCHI: Cycle Dost, a group of 35-40 like-minded professionals, businessmen and bureaucrats in Ranchi, has been ‘pedaling for health and environment’ each Sunday and on public holidays to create awareness about the benefits of cycling. Cycle Dost that was started by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Jabbar Singh has now become quite popular in Ranchi and people of all ages, ranging from 20 to 60, and from all walks of life, are joining it.
“Cycling is the most effective activity to remain fit. It’s a fun and healthy way to explore new places as it helps control hypertension and obesity,” said Central Goods and Services Tax Superintendent Sanchit Prasad. “We also created a Facebook page to spread awareness. It was liked by hundreds of people and many of them joined the group both virtually and physically,” he added.
“Our slogan is ‘cycling for health and environment’ as through cycling we become fit, besides helping in keeping the environment clean by emitting zero pollution. Every Sunday and on holidays, we assemble and fix a new destination within a range of 40-50 km and explore new places,” said Prasad.