Mangaluru: They say that the bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. And if you learn to ride a bicycle, you will not regret it if you live. Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. Think of bicycles as ridable art that can just about save the world. I think, the bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.
And the best thing is that cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year, and without spending a fortune. Most of us know how to cycle and once you have learned you don’t forget. All you need is a bike, a half an hour here or there when it suits, and a bit of confidence. Cycling is not just fun, but its benefits are enormous.Cycling builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling.
Cycling increases muscle tone, it builds stamina, improves cardio-vascular fitness, it eats up calories, improves heart health, improves coordination, it reduces stress etc etc. Cycling is a base training activity, and relentless cycling can even bring glory and kudos-just like the following three cyclists who earned laurels for their love, dedication and commitment towards cycling. Kishan Bangera, Donald “Donny” Menezes and Nishanth Chand- these three top cyclists were the proud winners of “Trek Mangaluru Challenge” Award.
Trek Mangaluru Challenge was launched jointly by Jyoti Cycle and Fitness, and Firefox Bikes Pvt Ltd in the month of September 2015 for duration of thirty days. Objective of this challenge was to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of people, who ride their bicycle regularly in Mangaluru. The qualification criterion was- any rider who completes 500 kms with a minimum of twenty riding days and a minimum of 15kms per riding day. The criterion for the winner was anyone who completes 1500 kms with maximum riding days and maximum elevation. Tracking of the challenge was based on updates from Strava application. Nearly 45 participants took part for the challenge, out of which ten riders qualified and three won with exceptional performance.
Champion of the contest was Kishan Bangera who rode all 30 days covering 2792 kms with a whopping 30,526 meters elevation gain. He earned a Trek Gift Voucher worth Rs. 10,000/-. Kishan Bangera is 49 years old, a body builder who has won several accolades at national level in this field. He is employed with Southern Railways and despite his busy work schedule he takes time out for his passion which is cycling. Bangera got other goodies too- his wife gifted him a Cyclocross from Trek worth Rs 1 Lakh, while his 1981 Milagres institution batchmates presented him a cheque for Rs 1 lakh. Apart from that, Ganesh Nayak, the proprietor of Jyoti Cycles and Fitness not happy with Bangera for always riding without a helmet, gifted a helmet through the latter’s son.
Runner Up was Donald “Donny” Menezes who rode all 30 days covering 2391 kms with an elevation gain of 27,899 meters. He earned Trek gift voucher worth Rs. 5,000/-. Dony is 47 years old and a business who accompanies Kishan every day for his cycling activity. He considers Kishan as his Guru! Donny has another achievement on his side during the trek challenge period-he has covered 302 kms in a single day and this makes him the No 1 cyclist in this area who has pedaled highest distance on a single day.
Nishant Chand, who rode all 30 days covering 1641 kms with an elevation of 14514 meters won third place. He earned gift voucher from Trek worth Rs. 2,500/-. He is just 23 years old and works for Air India, a very passionate cyclist and uses this as a commuter for all his petty needs.
Reward and Recognition forum for these winners and qualifiers was held on November 8, 2015 at Jyoti Cycle and Fitness-Kadri Shivabagh, where Chief guest Rammohan Pai Maroor-President of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industries handed over the awards and certificates. Jyoti Cycles also presented four bicycles- two mountain terrain bikes and two kid’s bikes, to the winners of painting and essay-writing contests organized in association with FireFox.
About Jyoti Cycles and Fitness :
Jyoti Cycles was founded by Late Raghuveer Nayak in the year 1945 as Dealers for all leading Indian brands of Cycles and Spares.He started the company with an idea to be the dealers for all leading Indian brands of Cycles and their Spares. They are the creator of the brand name “JYOTI CYCLE”. Jyoti Cycle is one of the renowned entities engaged in offering varied range of products for the clients. The entire ranges are designed using high grade raw materials, keeping in mind varied industrial standards. Being the authorized dealer of cycles in Mangaluru they also cater fitness products and bicycles to cater the growing demands of the clients.
They are the dealers of leading Indian and International brands of Cycles, Gymnasium equipment, gear bicycles, Fitness products, Infant products and Spares. Having a team of well qualified and trained professionals who work to cater the needs and demands of the customers, their main goal is customer satisfaction is and they work hard to achieve their goals and targets. They have expanded the existing product range by introduction of various International brands of Cycles and Fitness Products; distributors for cycles of Hero Cycles, BSA, Trek, Hercules, Bianchi, Ducati and many more.
In fitness products, their range includes KLetter. Sports art, BSA, Turbuster and many more. They also supply the products which are meant for infants. Not only this, they also supply their spare parts so that customers should not face any difficulty in case of damage and repairing when needed. The expert professionals are recruited after testing their abilities in their respective domain, and they strive hard to come up to the expectations of the clients and this helps in establishing a huge client base. The entire operation is rendered to ensure that the services are in conformation to the international standards.
Second Generation- Ramesh Nayak, Badrinath Nayak, Gopinath Nayak, Jyothi Prasad Nayak carried on the business as Dealers for all leading Indian brands of Cycles, Fitness products and Spares. Successors and contributors in making “JYOTI CYCLE” as the most popular brand in and around Mangaluru.
Third Generation- Ganesh Nayak and others moved forward as Distributors and Dealers for all leading Indian and International brands of Cycles, Fitness products, Infant products and Spares. They were the Renovators of Brand “JYOTI CYCLE”, with major contributors in modernisation of the existing setup and spreading its reach to 5 districts of Karnataka. Enhanced the existing product range by introduction of various International brands of Cycles and Fitness Products.
Jyoti Cycles and Fitness
Address: Anna Vista, Next to Car Decor,
KMC Mercara Trunk Road, Kadri, Mangaluru-575005
Phone:0824 427 6377