The Indian Army (Bhāratīya Thal Sēnā) is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year, in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India, on 15 January 1949.
Indian Army’s and bicycle’s bonding started far before Independence from British rulers and used by Indian soldiers during World Wars. Bicycles are still used by Indian Armed Force Cadets during their training course. Many Indian Army Officers have achieved new heights in cycling as sport. Salute to Anil Puri, Bharat Pannu, Alok Singh, Dhruv Bogra and many more unsung heroes.
How’s The Josh? High Sir!
Salute & Thanks for Your Service!
We are glad to get AMANPREET SINGH from day one reason is his jam personality. He always stand in front to help everyone and takes initiative for community rides and events. He is riding since Feb 2019 and completed 150 Kms ride during Lakshya night ride.
We are happy to announce him as ADMIN of GNWCC. He will be leading Community and Weekend rides same as already doing. Happy to have you with us.
Keep it Up & Lead By Example Aman!
First 50+KM ride of the year 2020(11th Jan 2020)
The benefits of cycling are almost as endless as the country lanes you could soon be exploring. If you’re considering taking up cycling, and weighing it up against other potential activities, then we’re here to tell you that cycling is hands down the best option.
Admittedly, we’re biased – but there are an awful lot of good reasons to choose bike riding as your newest pass time. Here are just a few…
- Cycling improves mental well-being.
- Cycling makes you happy.
- Cycling promotes weight loss.
- Cycling builds muscle.
- Enjoy second breakfasts.
- Better lung health.
- Cuts heart disease and cancer risk.
- Cycling is low impact.
Cycling promotes weight loss:
The simple equation, when it comes to weight loss, is ‘calories out must exceed calories in’. So you need to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. Cycling burns calories: between 400 and 1000 an hour, depending on intensity and rider weight.
Of course, there are other factors: the make-up of the calories you consume affects the frequency of your refueling, as does the quality of your sleep and of course the amount of time you spend burning calories will be influenced by how much you enjoy your chosen activity.
Assuming you enjoy cycling, you’ll be burning calories. And if you eat well, you should lose weight.
Even committed cyclists are sometimes worry about getting on their bicycles in winter,biting winds can chill a rider’s enthusiasm to suit up and get outside. Yet once people get on their bikes in winter, they often find it less intimidating than they’d anticipated. Today Team GNWCC participated in ride organised in the name of I❤️NOIDA. although it was a cyclothon not a race but I realized in this ride that why do we call “specially-abled” to those who live the same challenging life like us despite of being physically alike.
Due to some sudden malfunction of pedal I was riding more like with a single pedal today and it made me understand that how much courage is needed for a “specially-abled” person. It was an awesome experience ridding with the fellow riders in the streets of Noida with marshals. I thank to the organizers for such an event which brings us together to form a healthy cycling community.
Challenge yourself to get on your bike or spin bike this January and ride to fight for 16 Years Old Abhya Yadav. He Needs Your Help to Fight Blood Cancer.
The concept is simple…
You set yourself a personal ride target to pedal in January and log your kilometres throughout the month to achieve your goal, tracking your progress online through your personal challenge page.
All ages. All fitness levels. Any location across India.
Your goal could be 500km, 700km or 1,000km. There’s no maximum limit. It’s your challenge, ride it your way.
All you need to do is log your kilometres throughout January via our FREE GNWCC Group Strava app, Strava your own personal GPS device or manually through your challenge page.
Here’s how it works…
1. REGISTER AND SET YOUR TARGET
Register now for INR 450 and set yourself a target of kilometres to ride for the month of October as your personal cycling challenge to fight kids’ cancer.
Your target could be to 500km, 700km or 1,000km, the main thing is to challenge yourself, have some fun and achieve your personal fitness goals.
2. SPREAD THE WORD
Spread the word to your friends and family and tell everyone about your challenge to fight cancer!
Ask them to support you by making a donation through your challenge page and fundraise to support childhood cancer research and save little lives.
Raise 5000 and you’ll receive a FREE 2020 Great Cycle Challenge jersey to wear throughout your challenge.
For fundraising tips and ideas, click here.
3. START YOUR CHALLENGE
Start your challenge on Januaryr 1 2020 with thousands of riders across the country. You can ride to work during the week, go for longer rides on the weekend or take on your own personal cycling challenge for a week or a month – it’s up to you!
Note: You don’t have to ride for the entire month (i.e. you might be away on holidays for a week). Just set yourself a realistic goal and ride to achieve it within the month of January.
For rules of the challenge, click here.
4. RECORD YOUR RIDES
Record your rides and log your kilometres throughout the month for every ride you complete for your challenge. You can log your kilometres in the following ways:
The Strava app
Connect to Strava
If you already use Strava (Greater Noida West Cycling Club) then you can simply connect your account to take part in the challenge.
- Strava: To sync your Strava profile, Join the Greater Noida West Cycling Club on STRAVA.
5. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Once registered, you will receive your own challenge page from which you can track your progress throughout the challenge! Your page will display each of your rides, the total kilometres you’ve ridden and your progress toward your target.
What are you waiting for? Register now for the 2020 Great Cycle Challenge today!
“You will never know your limit unless you push yourself to them.” Riding a bicycle has become very popular these days. When one of my friend planned India Gate Bicycle Ride,I was super excited although it was my second ride to INDIA GATE but after an year. I had butterflies in my stomach thinking about the distance (70 Kms) which was really limit testing for me.
But as it is said “Where there is a will there is a way”. With all the apprehensions going in my mind my friends and me started the ride from Trident Embassy (My Society in Greater Noida West). The support of fellow riders filled me with confidence and the pleasant weather gave the needed start . It was an awesome experience though challenging. Though it seemed at a point that it is really tough but I did it. The feeling is everlasting and It was exhilarating. From my ride it has not ended, it has just begun with more strong relationship and hope .
Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented. Its like walking only with one-tenth of the effort. Ride through a city and you can understand its geography in a way that no motorist, contained by one-way signs and traffic jams, will ever be able to. You can whiz from one side to the other in minutes. You can overtake £250,000 sports cars that are going nowhere fast. You can park pretty much anywhere. It truly is one of the greatest feelings of freedom once can have in a metropolitan environment. It’s amazing you can feel this free in a modern city.