Flagging off a healthy lifestyle with a cyclothon through the scenic Nandi Hills and North Bengaluru.
With cycling becoming a popular activity to stay healthy during the pandemic, Bengaluru has seen a rise in cycling communities. The event was Brookfield Properties’ initiative to create a vibrant and valued environment to foster a healthy community in which we operate.
Brookfield Properties partnered with Life Is Calling Sports Management to organize a cyclothon, Namma Nandi Race, starting from The Galleria Mall, Yelahanka. The event promised a mix of professionals and aspiring racers waiting to get their legs spinning as it was one of those days when it was great to be out on the bike. The race was flagged off by Bhaskar Rao, the Additional Director General of Police, with more than 250 riders, setting out in staggered group opting between two categories — the 100 Km professional and the 25 Km fun amateur.
With a challenging route amid spectacular scenery and great company the 100 Km professional category tested the fitness and endurance of cyclists, who pedalled for over four hours to reach Nandi Hills and back to The Galleria Mall. The course meandered through quaint country villages, pristine gardens and scenic hills. The race was attended by some of the city’s popular cyclists who went on to encourage the budding talent to take their hobby as a professional sport.
Meanwhile, few riders opted for a shorter race format of 25 Km in the amateur category, who had fun riding through the scenic lanes of Yelahanka and returning to The Galleria Mall. The relaxed nature of the ride was a big part of its appeal — where no one gets left behind in a friendly group ride.
Through the Namma Nandi Race, we attempted to bring the cycling communities together to connect, meet and compete with other participants who shared the same passion.