Monday 25 November 2019

6th Heritage Site Cleanup @ Fort St.George

Sunday, 24th November 2019

World Heritage Week 2019

The 6th edition of Heritage Site Cleanup was held today morning around the environs of Wallajah Gate and Bastion in Fort St.George. The Cleanup was held with the able support of Archeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle, every year they celebrate the World Heritage Week between 19th -25th November.  This year around 75 participants took part in the Cleanup that included students from Anna Adarsh college, staff members from DP World Chennai, Nam Veedu Nam Ooru and Kathai and cyclists from Cycling Yogis. The cleanup focussed on clearing up the vegitation around the heritage structures. At the end of the cleanup , Swachh Bharath pledge was taken by the Participants

Participants @ Wallajah Gate

Deccan Chronicle

Monday 19 August 2019

2nd Vintage Bicycles Exhibition & Madras Week Celebration - Probikers OMR

Sunday, 18th August 2019

The second edition of the Vintage Bicycles Exhibition on the occasion of Madras Week Celebration was back with more attractions in store. Other than the popular vintage brands that included Raleigh, Humber, Rudge, Phillips, BSA , Hercules,  Robinhood, Paratrooper Bicycles of Second World War period, on special display were the Pierce Bicycle of early 1900's, exhibits also included varieties of Vintage Bicycle Lamps (Oil, Kerosene, Candle Models), Dynamo Lights, Saddle Bags, Tool Kits, Bicycle Licenses, Manuals, Bells and Tricycles. For technology buff's got to see and appreciate varieties of brakes, hubs and other innovations which came with these Roadsters, Sports and Folding model bicycles.

Earlier the exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Ranganathan, Hon Consultant General of Myanmar by lightning the Kuthuvillakku. 

Inauguration by Prof . Ranganathan Hon Consultant General of Myanmar 

TOI Chennai Times

Monday 29 April 2019

World Heritage Day Ride & OMR ECR Bicycle Trails Book Launch - Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum

Cycling Yogis celebrated the World Heritage Day (18th April is World Heritage Day) with a short ride and book release on Sunday, 28th April 2019 at Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum. The ride started from Probikers OMR and finished at Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum in Muttukadu via Kelambakkam. Following the ride to Dakshinachitra there was specially arranged folk dance performance and the launch of 
OMR ECR BICYCLE TRAILS BOOK by Dr.AMV.Subramanyam, Superintendent Archeologist, Archeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle in the presence of ADGP Dr. Sylendra Babu IPS and Mr. Ennarasu Karunesan CEO Adani Ports. The Book covers both built and natural heritage of the two roads and is of importance to tourists, heritage enthusiasts and city lovers. This is fourth in the series of books published by Cycling Yogis

Book Release

Ride Start Point Probikers

Folk Dance Performance @ Dakshinachitra 

Book Cover

Madras Musings

The Hindu Metroplus

TOI Chennai Times

TOI Chennai Times

Monday 28 January 2019

7th Republic Day Heritage Ride - Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram

Sunday, 27th January 2019

On the occasion of 70th Republic Day a ride was organised to Kailasanathar Temple , Kanchipuram on Sunday, 27th January 2019. Coming under ASI Chennai Circle the Kailasanathar Temple is one of the biggest sand stone temple in the world and one of the few temples with pure contribution of Pallava Kings. The temple speaks volumes of architectural beauty of the Pallavas. All along the circumambulatory passage of the temple, one will be impressed by the pillar elements with lion on the base with fiery eyes and facial expressions. The temple was commissioned in 685 - 705 AD by Pallava King Narasimhavarman-II commonly known as Rajasimha.

Earlier in the morning the ride was flagged off from Probikers OMR by Mr. Ennarasu Karunesan CEO Adani Ports. Around 50 Cycling enthusiast took part in the ride which included a visit to the Goshala at Eraiyur run by New Life Mission Charitable Trust. After spending some time at the Goshala, the riders reached the finish point at Kanchipuram. The ride came to an end with a brief visit to the temple premises followed by Medal Ceremony and Swachh Bharath Pledge, while return transportion for all was arranged by vehicles to the starting location

Kailasanathar Temple Kanchipuram