Bangalore techie to hint India map on bicycle

by Melvin Matthews

You will need to keep on with the route; Unhealthy highway situations, heavy rain and restricted time could possibly be some obstacles, say bicycle owner Shivkumar Devna

Earlier than Independence Day, artists and avid cyclists; shivkumar Devan Will hint the map of India by bicycle. On this distinctive endeavour, other than inspiring his ardour for biking and the humanities, he can even elevate funds for a kid’s medical therapy and kids’s training.

Shivkumar Devan, a techie, has determined to cycle round 520 km to discover the map of India. The cycle-art undertaking might be a two-day trip ranging from Bengaluru, tumakuruSira (Tumakuru district), Madhugiri (Tumakuru district), and Lepakshi (Sri Sathya Sai district of Andhra Pradesh), Gauribidanuru (Chikkaballapur district), Doddaballapura (Bengaluru rural) and return to Bengaluru.

He’ll begin his journey on August 13 and can full the tracing on August 15.

Shivakumar Devan stated that he has been planning this undertaking for a while.

He stated, ‘I had deliberate the route a while again. I’ve cycled some components of the route however not the whole thing. i’ll begin from penya aspect Mehkari Circle In Bangalore and go to Tumakuru. Simply earlier than Tumakuru, I’ll discover Gujarat and take the deviation to kind the Rajasthan Haryana area.

“I will transfer on tip, make a loop and attain Madhugiri to kind Jammu and Kashmir after which go to Hindupur to develop into Sikkim. From Hindupur to Lepkashi, I’ll construct the north japanese states, and go to Gauribidanur and provides the arch of Bangladesh. Additionally, I’ll go to Ghati Subramaniam to create Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

Reaching Doddaballapur, I’ll make Telangana and transfer to Rajankunte-Yelahanka, Mehkari circle to kind Tamil Nadu and Yesvantpur-Nelamangala to kind Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

Regardless of the highway situations, the problem will stay on the highway.


“Often once I face a mechanical drawback or highway points, I can all the time go spherical that space, however to determine the map of India, I’ve to stay to the route. There may be some uncertainty attributable to monsoon as properly,” Devan stated.

He stated that the unique plan was to finish the undertaking in 40 hours, however because of the monsoon, he needed to lengthen it to 2 days. As a seasoned rider, Devan is not anxious in regards to the trip, however worries that the rain will have an effect on his evening shelters.

“As of now, there is no such thing as a particular preparation. Throughout these rides, I take relaxation within the petrol bunk, however attributable to rain, I’ve to discover a place to remain within the lodge,” he stated.

Devan has additionally developed an curiosity in work and drawings. Final 12 months, he made a map of Karnataka together with his bicycle on the Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Throughout these rides, I relaxation on the petrol bunk, however because of the rain I’ve to search for lodge lodging

– Shivkumar Devan, bicycle owner

Aside from cycle artwork, he needs to boost funds round Rs 1,25,000. Thus far, the trigger has obtained Rs 60,000 from beneficiant donors.

“I heard a few buddy of mine whose 7-month-old nephew is affected by a uncommon illness known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and desires Rs 16 crore for the therapy. I made a decision to boost funds and assist save the kid’s life. By means of rides, I wish to create consciousness and lift funds,” he stated.

Devan can be elevating funds for youngsters’s training. “Elementary training is obligatory for all. However many kids are compelled to work to assist their dad and mom. Training is inexpensive for a lot of, so funds are being raised for Jayrudha Basis working on this discipline,” Devan stated.

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