You don’t buy a cycle, you buy a healthy life
New Delhi: Cycling allows you to explore places. In the midst of the covid, many people started to cycle as it was a good alternative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although horseback riding equipment costs a fortune, it is a one-time investment. Cycling offers you unforgettable holidays, just two wheels with a dozen memories.
Deepak Choudhary is a resident of Rohini 6 sector, a professional cyclist and also a fashion photographer. Deepak started cycling professionally in 2018. In 2018 in his neighborhood he found someone who was cycling and then went to Decathlon Sports India where he met Manish puri, a sports leader at Decathlon . From there he started his professional cycling journey.
Deepak said: “We are all aware of cycling and a lot of us know how to do it, I also knew about cycling because it was the way we got in our childhood from school to home and vice versa. . ” Deepak has covered a distance of 180 km in one go and has covered more than 10,000 km to date.
He said: ‘We start our hike early in the morning around 5 a.m. and before Covid we would walk 30 to 40 kilometers every day, sometimes we would cycle 50 kilometers and on weekends we would cycle 100 kilometers. There were a lot of health benefits, it helped me lose weight, build stamina, control my breathing, and build strength.
He later added: “The bicycle is still a mode of transport in village areas, although metro towns are the busiest towns where people prefer to go by car, on two-wheelers and as we shop. cars, two-wheelers become very easy. Thus, the availability of financing makes it easier for them, as they want to reach their destination quickly and comfortably. Here the government should take measures like providing lanes for cyclists. This will motivate people who want a healthy life because the risk factor will be minimized. “
Deepak has started a “cycle to work” in which cyclists try to cycle to work. They also initiated relief riders during covid where they rode bikes to help covid patients, quarantined families, delivering ration kits, groceries.
“I was covid positive and I think cycling was the only thing that saved me, and I wasn’t all worried the whole time. The only message I want to get across is to start cycling at least for short distances or for work. Keep cycling and keep motivating yourself, “Deepak said.