Everyone in GNWCC feeling proud to announce its association with “Fit India” Movement. In August 2019, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched Fit India Movement to take the nation on a path of fitness and wellness.
Greater Noida West Cycling Club also believes in regular workouts along with awareness in society related to social issues. On 26th January GNWCC launched “#NoCarDay” campaign for year 2020 and will work throughout year for fitness through cycling along with fight against pollution.
Fit India Movement provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work towards a healthier India. As part of the movement, individuals and organisations can undertake various efforts for their own health and well-being as well as for the health and well-being of fellow Indians.
Government of India and Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports also launched Fit India website( http://fitindia.gov.in/ ) where GNWCC can post your stories, photos and videos. GNWCC (www.greaternoidawestcyclingclub.com) registered participants will also get FitIndia e-certificate for all events.
GNWCC always call for a fun ride every weekend and today on 2nd Feb 2020 we decided to ride to Lodhi Garden, New Delhi. it was an amazing experience and beautiful surrounding. one can plan for family outing to spend some quality time there.
I would also like to give you a brief history of Lodhi Garden.
Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. Spread over 90 acres (360,000 m2),it contains, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century by Lodis – who ruled parts of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern-day Pakistan, from 1451 to 1526. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India .Lodi Gardens is popular for exercise and walking enthusiasts
The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hot spot for morning walks for the Delhites.
Further into the gardens, are remains of a watercourse which connects the Yamuna River to Tomb of Sikandar Lodi. This tomb still has the battlements enclosing it. Nearby to Sikander’s tomb is the Athpula (“Eight Piered”) Bridge, the last of the buildings in Delhi, built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar,it contains seven arches, amongst which the central one being the largest. The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah. The tomb is octagonal in shape, with numerous ornamental Hindu-style chhatris around the central dome, numerous arches, verandahs and sloping buttresses. There are turrets at each corner. The main tomb is supported by a 16-sided drum. It is of a flattened type and is surrounded by chhatris, which make it look diminutive compared to its substantially larger base. Several years later, the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi seems to have been copied from this Sayyid tomb.
There is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. It is a good example of a combination of the Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. The Hindu features include eight chhatris, each of them capped by a lotus finial with a decorative band around the base; corner ornamental pinnacles (guldastas)and chhajja.
Greater Noida West Cycling Club organised a republic day ride on the eve of 71st republic day celebration of India.More than 45 riders participated in the ride from Greater Noida West and surroundings.
On 26th Jan 2020 at 7 AM, when the riders started their ride from Gaur City and headed towards Trident Embassy their passion for the cycling, spirit of patriotism and harmony was worth watching . Young skater Angel Chhabra lead the ride and all cyclists supported her to complete 15 kms while skating. Pledge for cycling for health, No Car Day once in a month,Social responsibility and awareness among cyclists was motto of ride. Vivek Raman from Gaur City initiated “No Car Day campaign” on Last Sunday for every month in 2020 and awareness to all society citizens will be provided by Cyclists of Greater Noida West. Ajay Kumar from Trident Embassy requested everyone to ride at least once in a week and take part in social activities and understand their responsibility towards the society they live in. Ride concluded with medal, certificate and refreshments for all cyclists and arrangements were taken care by Amanpreet Singh and Vishal Thakur.
All the photographs of Republic Day Ride are available on our official Facebook page :
you can also watch the rider video on our official
YouTube channel :
Moments of the event is also available on our website gallery.
As a cyclist what you eat and drink during training should mirror what you plan to eat during a sportive.
Knowing what your body likes to consume while riding is an essential basic to learn – some can survive entirely on energy gels and drinks, whereas others can only stomach real food such as biscuits, sandwiches or fruit. This really is subjective and typically follows a process of trial and error, or at least thinking about how you usually fuel yourself to perform at your best.
Turning up to a sportive second-guessing what you can and cannot tolerate is a risk that could leave you with regrets and a long slow bike ride to the finish.
“The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle alongside your fitness routine is key to ensuring you’re benefitting from the exercise you’re doing and the body requires a combination of all nutrients to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There is a considerable amount of information out there to help and possibly confuse us all, but Nigel continues below to explain some of the additional details in brief:
“Our bodies are really sophisticated chemical factories and all the processors in our bodies need nutrients that give us energy and then drive those energy pathways such as fat, protein and carbohydrates. All of these are what we’d consider essential ‘micro nutrients’.
“The way I like to think of it is to try and maintain a diet that is quality over quantity. To ensure we get the right balance within the diet of riders at Team Sky and the GB team, the focus of nutrition is always on the quality of food, so we work really hard with the riders to make sure they’re eating plenty of vegetables, fruit, fish, chicken, lean meat, and carbohydrate sources. Having more wholegrain foods, such as rice, bread and pasta provides riders with vitamins, as well as carbohydrate.
“It’s a basic principle – if people keep it simple and if they eat real food, they will get all of the benefits that they put in.”
“If people try and work to a pattern of eating little and often, rather than eating their three meals a day it can be much more effective for weight loss and topping up energy sources.
“My ideal meal plan across the days is very simple and effective. Here’s an example of some simple foods to consume during a day – don’t forget to keep hydrated through all of this – my suggestion is to take in 500ml of fluid in every couple of hours when you’re not exercising.
Suggested Daily Eating Plan
- Breakfast – Porridge oats/eggs
- Mid morning snack – Fruit/Yogurt
- Lunch – Wholemeal bread sandwich/jacket potato/left over pasta from the night before
- Mid afternoon snack – a piece of fruit/pack of unsalted nuts
- Evening meal – A piece of chicken/ fish/other lean meat with Rice/Pasta/Vegetables
- Pre bedtime – A milky drink before bed
This guide will likely change depending on your activity and exercise schedule, but you can slowly increase portion size, without compromising the quality, should you become hungry through the day. It’s basically a good balanced diet, without excluding or including any specific, expensive, or unusual ingredients. Mix and match similar food types to offer variety and explore the many foods that we now have on offer.
GNWCC rode cycle today to Surajpur Bird Sanctuary and Club had a new appreciation for this place where visitors can enjoy nature at close quarters, and local and migratory birds get themselves a piece of paradise.Awaken your sense of adventure by taking this 1-hour long cycle tour Surajpur Bird Sanctuary. it is at at distance of 20 KM from Kisan Chowk of Greater Noida West.
Despite all the pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), Surajpur Wetland in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida now boasts of a greater diversity of water birds and also more numbers as compared to the previous year. Uttar Pradesh’s state bird — Sarus Crane — was also sighted after a gap of two years, much to the delight of birders and environment enthusiasts.
Take out some time from your busy live and visit this eye soothing sight with family.
Dos & Don’ts for Birding
- Armed with good binocular, camera and field guide
- Early mornings are the best times for birding
- Have some light snacks and keep water bottle
- Wear camouflaged or dull coloured clothes
- Keep your eye on bird and listen for calls and song
- Estimate general size and shape of the bird
- Make a note of facial markings and bill characteristics
- Look for wing bars and tail shape
- Observe leg colour and length
- Study movement and flight patterns
- Determine feeding habitats
- Describe habitat, region and climate
- Record your observations
- Don’t make a noise, keep silence
- Don’t listen to song or music
- Don’t litter in the area, use dustbins
- Don’t carry firearms
- Don’t wear bright coloured clothes and soft sole shoes
Greater Noida West Cycling Club(GNWCC) is now STRAVA Verified Club. It is a proud moment for all club members and supporters. As a club we believes in regular riding for better health & fitness and social awareness. We are organized club from registration to appreciating club members and dedicated to all cyclists from any location. Many events and announcements are lined up for 2020. Stay Tuned!
CONGRATULATIONS and BRAVO TEAM GNWCC!