Cyclists pedal to promote tourism in Odisha


Bhubaneswar/Puri: A cycle rally has been kicked off to promote pollution free mode of transport and enhance tourism potential in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark, popularly known as the “Golden Triangle” of Eastern India.

The rally, organised by Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure club, was flagged off from Bhubaneswar and reached Puri yesterday.

Around 70 men and women are participating in the event that will cover a distance of nearly 160 Km.

The cycle expedition is organised  under the name of “Cycling under the stars” every second Saturday of May every year.

Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure club president, Sanjeeb Panda, said, “We organise this event every year under the name ‘Cycling under the stars’ to promote tourism in an eco-friendly manner. This time, we have 70 participants from Rourkela, Sambalpur, Berhampur and other. We are wearing green attire as we travel during night hours.”

Another cyclist Jaya Pujapanda  said, “Riding in night is a totally different experience. I would recommend ladies to do more such adventure activities.”