New Delhi: The 2nd edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi, India’s premier cyclothon, is all set to ensue in Delhi, on the 7th of October 2018.
Pedal is an initiative of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), in collaboration with DO IT Sports Management (India) aimed to promote cycling.
The cycle rally will be flagged off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the event will see participation from Indian athletes and Amateur riders who will be competing for a prize money fund of Rs 10 lacs.
Speaking on the occasion, Alok Tripathi, (Executive Director-PCRA) said, “Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, is engaged in promoting fuel conservation across various sections of the economy. Conservation of petroleum products and environment protection are important national causes and PCRA takes these noble causes forward by conducting cycling events to inculcate the message of fuel conservation.
‘The second edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi, will help extend and emphasize on these attributes to further positive effect. I also take this opportunity to thank the participating oil companies, DO IT Sports Management, Meraki Sport & Entertainment and the Cycling Federation of India, for their support.”
Onkar Singh, Secy. General of the Asian Cycling Confederation said “the growing popularity of cycling both as a lifestyle and as a sport in our country provides us with a great opportunity to instil environmental consciousness amongst the community at large. Our endeavor as the technical partners to SPD, will be to provide a world-class racing experience to both elite amateur cyclists from across the country.”
Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is a registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India with a primary objective of spreading fuel conservation awareness among the masses. PCRA is a national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of the economy.