Objective of Cycling Federation of India
The Cycling Federation of India takes care of the sport. Cycling is unknown as a professional sport in India but popular as a common recreational sport and it is a good way to keep fit.
Mountain Biking in India
Mountain biking is becoming a popular sport. For the last six years, MTB Himachal has been organized regularly by HASTPA, an NGO. It is attended by a number of national and international participants, such as Indian Army, Indian Air Force, ITBP and a number of young and energetic MTB individual riders from cities like Pune, Maharashtra Bengaluru, Delhi and Chandigarh. Last year, the government of Sikkim (Department of Tourism) introduced its own MTB race with South East Asia's biggest prize money. The second edition saw 48 professional participants from across the globe.
Road Cycling in India
The Tour of Nilgiris Mountain Range in India is a major non-competitive and non-commercial touring event in South Asia that covers 1,000 kilometres in under 10 days.[ The Tour of Nilgiris, Indias first Day Touring Cycle Ride, was born in the December of 2008 with the twin objectives of promoting bicycling as an activity and spreading awareness about the bio-diversity, flora and fauna of the Nilgiris.
Cycling Community in India
The eclectic riding community was established in 2008. The community soon got together, chalked out plans, figured out a route and realized they would need a framework to support such a large group of people, got sponsors on board to mitigate costs as well as popularize the Tour and the Cause of popularizing Cycling as a viable and sustainable means of travel. Ever since its first edition, the Tour of Nilgiris Mountain Range has stayed true to the Community of Cyclists in India by being a Tour for the Community, Of the Community and By the Community. It has grown in size, stature and visibility. From 40 riders in the first edition, it has grown to 100 cyclists in 2013. The tour has grown bigger and the routes tougher, allowing cyclists to test their endurance enjoy the biodiversity of the Nilgiris covering 3 southern states in India like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. For the racing aficionado's, there are racing segments on the tour with colour coded jerseys, recognition and prizes. Tour of Nilgiris Mountain Range is pushing the cycling to new frontiers with more and more interested cyclists, applying for the tour. The tour has acquired quite a name and currently about 25% of registrations are selected for the tour by the organisers.
Indian Female Athletes
Indian Male Athletes
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