Tour of Nilgiris flagged off!

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The 919 km cycling trip across the Nilgiris, the Tour Of Nilgiris event got off to a flying start early this morning.

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In the mist, some of the organizers held the flag aloft:
The TfN flag

And then that flag was used to start off the trip:

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The cyclists set off to cheering and applause from the gathered crowd…
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Here’s Sukhdev, the youngest rider (he is riding under medical supervision), with his family:
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The message these riders are carrying is that cycling is a great way to get from A to B, no matter what the distance between A and B may be!

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Let’s hope this Bangalore initiative becomes a big annual event….


Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.