“My story with cycling began one fine day about 18 years back when I, like other kids in the neighborhood wanted a cycle! Although I couldn’t get myself one then, I had resolved that one day I would buy a cycle of my own and fulfill the desire to learn cycling. 2 years back a good friend-my mentor Shiva came up and agreed to teach me cycling. That’s when I actually got to sit on a borrowed bicycle for the first time and learn from scratch. Took me about 1 week to get balance and 2months from then I had bought a second hand geared cycle from Bangalore and was on road riding and one lucky day was introduced to this amazing group MbC. Along with fulfilling my wish to learn cycling, I realized how addictive and fun this sport/ hobby can be! Upgrading to a Merida Crossway, I started with small city rides then graduating to longer rides, i took one step at a time crossing the 50, 100, 150 and 200km mark also being able to complete the first 200km Brevet, thanks to the indispensable guidance, knowledge and learning’s imparted by several veteran riders of Mangalore. Now, cycling is that part of my life which will stay for life. Although slow, but i am determined to set higher goals and achieve each milestone one at a time. Thanks to cycling for instilling endurance, mental strength, perseverance and determination in me and teaching several lessons for life through this amazing journey which will not end soon”.