The second edition of the ‘Embassy Pedal for the Planet’ corporate cycling event organized by Embassy Group, India’s leading property developer, saw a participation of 550 cycling enthusiasts marking this cycling event as a green initiative to encourage cycling to work among corporates in Bangalore.
This edition of Embassy Pedal for the Planet event was also aimed at supporting the education of government school children in the city.
It generated close to Rs 3 lakhs through registrations besides goodwill and support from various sponsors. The registration fee collected will be donated to the NGO, Colors of Life that works with the Embassy Group education initiative to support 2,100 children across 10 government schools in the city.
The corporate cycling event saw contestants from companies like HP and Samsung sweat it out at the Embassy Manyata Business Park from 6.30 A.M. Sunday. Embassy Pedal for the Planet seeks to boost cycling as a healthy alternative to get to work and encourage green living.
“We plan to set-up an in-house platform to encourage cycling enthusiasts within our business parks to interact and share common interests,” said Jitu Virwani, chairman and managing director, Embassy Group.
There were 4 race categories with a route distance of 6 km for the CXO Race, 10 km for the Individual Race, 8 km for the Team Race and a Fun Ride of 4km which was open to all the participants.
The CXO Race saw a close finish with Rajesh Krishnan, VP, Memory Division, Samsung India winning first place.
Divyam Singh from Momoe won the Individual Race, followed by runner up Ashok Kumar, HP Enterprise. While the Team Race category saw team Swaroop & Anthony finishing first.
There were exclusive prizes given to the winners and runners up of all of these races.