Last week, we had asked a simple question to our fellow cyclists on our #IAmVeloCrush community. We had asked them to tell us what cycling means to them. Also, we told them to describe that meaning in one simple word.
If you happen to gather a group of cyclists and ask them this, we are sure you’ll get different perspectives as to why they ride and what they feel or get out of it.
For some, it’s an escape from the monotony of the routine life; it’s a way for them to breakaway and to feel relaxed. While to some others, it’s a way to keep the body weight in check, to get fit and eventually, show off those legs.
It’s wonderful to see how one beautiful sport like cycling can mean different things to different people. Here is what our cyclists said when we asked them ‘What does cycling mean to you?’
Feel free to add in your answer in the comment section below.
Cycling to me is PASSION. -Fredy Ilaviya, Navi Mumbai
Cycling to me is BALANCE. -Aditya Kelkar, Pune
Cycling to me is CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA. -Deepa Shah
Cycling to me is HAPPINESS. -Pankaja Date, Powai and Shailesh Rathod
Cycling to me is FREEDOM. -Devyani Arya, Pankit Fariya and Harsh Solse
Cycling to me is UNWINDING. -AbdulRab Kazi
Cycling to me is CYCLUST. (CYCLING +WANDERLUST) -Rohan Gogate
Cycling to me is MEDITATION ON WHEELS. -Santosh Kumar Rout
Cycling makes me feel FLAWLESS. -Harshil Vanjara
It feels like जातिवंत भटके – Swapnil Parab
Cycling makes me feel ALIVE. -Sid Sharma
Cycling makes me FEEL GOOD. -Rajesh Nagwani
Cycling to me is an ADDICTION. – Anand Dubey
Cycling makes me feel like an ALIEN. -Vikaas Saroha
Of course, the roads always jammed up with buses, cabs or cars. A cyclist is like a UFO indeed.
Indeed, to each one of, cycling brings out a different feeling. Yet, irrespective of what caste, class or gender, it holds us all together.