Bhubaneswar/Puri: In an effort to promote bicycle culture in tourist places of Odisha, Konark International Cyclothon will be organised on Konark- Puri marine drive on November 29.
Roots of Odisha Foundation, the organizer expects the 40-kilometre cyclothon will create awareness among people about environment, effects of climate change and protection of ecology.
Nearly 700 participants from all over the world would join the cyclothon.
Indian born Swedish artist PK Mahanandia has joined as the brand ambassador of the event. He had travelled through three continents, from New Delhi to Gothenberg in 1977, on his cycle for four months and three weeks.
MP and former Indian Hockey team captain Dilip Tirkey, filmmaker Nilamadhab Panda, Ollywood actor Siddhant Mohapatra, mountaineer Jogabyasa Bhoi, sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo, scuba diver Sabir Bux, Arjuna swardee cyclist Minati Mohapatra have given their consent to attend the event.