Bicycle Rental Service with Application Launched by OLA in India

Ola pedal starts IIT Kanpur campus their first Cycle-Sharing Project. Now you have seen lot of more cycling from last visit. By Kanpur experiment company plans to target more college campuses in future days.  Target is College campus and Residential colonies.

Ola given a statement that its aim to boost up various campus activities “superior  technology  availability to book on same app” Resultant resolve many issues like pollution and Congestion.

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Ola is not a first company to commercial initiatives zoomcar and yulu are also in the same field.

India’s first cycle sharing service was offered by zoomcar,  a cycle rental service to self drive launched a application called PEDL in October in this year.

The company has initiated an enterprise involving more than 3,000 cycles in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai. It offers cycle sharing services in many residential societies, corporate office parks, universities, and select layouts.

Another enterprise has been Yulu, launched recently in Bengaluru by Amit Gupta, co-founder of InMobi. Using the Yulu App, you can find out the nearest available bicycle, and unlock it using a QR code. It will enable you to pick up your bike from the nearest point, even as your money gets deducted from the digital wallet in the Yulu App.

Initiatives galore

Interestingly, in the age of big-buck motor cars, cycling appears to be increasingly adopted as a refreshing alternative. The cycle is a green, environment-friendly, sustainable, cheap, space-saving and user-friendly alternative that is already pedaling in around 1,000 cities around the world and enhancing a sinking globe’s hopes for a friendlier future.

Sathya Sankaran, co-founder of Bengaluru’s civic NGO Praja RAAG referenced Shanghai, which has one lakh cycles in its public bicycle system, pointing out that it is crucial to “flood” the city with cycles.

However, while Ola may probably be the most ‘visible’ brand name right now due to its cab-and-autorickshaw hail-rental image, it certainly isn’t the first or only cycling initiative in the country. Apart from private players, several government enterprises have also set the pedal rolling in various cities across the nation.

Delhi

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been running a cycle rental service at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station since 2009. It has teamed up with ‘Greenolution’ to facilitate last mile connectivity. The facility was later extended to Pragati Maidan, Patel Chowk and Indraprastha stations. Commuters wishing to avail the service must fill in easy forms that can be collected from cycle shelters or downloaded from http://www.greenolution.in and provide photo proofs of their identity.

DMRC also launched its first software-based ‘Public Bicycle Sharing scheme (PBS)’ in January, 2015. It enabled cyclists to borrow cycles from residential areas and pedal up to the nearest Metro station as well as back. With rechargeable smart cards, the riders get easy access. The first facility was inaugurated at the Saket Metro station, and Neb Sarai and bicycle rental shelters were also opened at Hauz Khas and Akshardham Metro stations.

Trin-Trin in Mysuru

‘Heritage’ City Mysuru was the first to adopt a Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) at the city-level with a very pleasant name – ‘Trin-Trin – Pedal with Pride’.

There are 450 bicycles, 20 of them geared, that can be borrowed from 48 automated docking stations at a number of tourist spots, universities and offices. Users can own a smart card to borrow a cycle from one station and return it at another spot. The user fee is deducted from the card.

Jointly funded by the World Bank, the Global Environmental Fund and the state Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), the bicycles are owned by the Mysuru City Corporation but the programme is operated by Green Wheel Ride, the manufacturer of eco-friendly bicycles that is hoping to net a number of commuters.

Bengaluru plan

Bengaluru, too, plans to initiate a similar cycling enterprise in Karnataka. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and DULT plan to start a public bicycle-sharing system, along the lines of the Trin Trin project; according to a media report, the city will see almost 6000 bicycles interwoven around 350 unmanned docking stations in the central business district as well as metro stations.The project is estimated to cost about Rs 80.18 crore. The infrastructure and dedicated cycling tracks will be developed after the regions are identified by the officials in about eight to ten months.

Bhopal

The cycle initiative was started in Bhopal with more than 500 bicycles in June this year. This was publicised as India’s first fully automated bicycle sharing programme and was soon extended to include 12 kms of tracks across 50 locations.

Just one phone app can enable commuters to hire a bicycle here. They just have to register, ask for a custom plan and pay up. The costs worked out to more than Rs 7 crore at a public-private partnership model. Rs 3 crore was generated through the Smart City Mission’s funds, while a private company agreed to meet other expenses.

Cyclo, Jaipur

Last October, Cyclo, the Jaipur Smart City Ltd (JSCL) public bicycle sharing scheme went through at an estimated cost of Rs 5.5 lakh per docking station, and a total cost of Rs 1.10 crore. While it has been initially launched in two locations, Jawahar Circle and Ram Niwas Bagh, it is expected to spread out to 20 locations in phases. If you want to rent a bicycle from one designated docking station and return it to another, you can do so at a nominal rate of just Rs 10 per hour. About 20 cycles are available at each station. You just need to show some proof of identity and fill out a form.

Hyderabad Cycling Club

Just a week ago, as the Hyderabad metro rail was inaugurated, the Hyderabad Cycle system started to fall in place too. As the first set of cycles were lined up at Miyapur metro station, a smart bike station was set up on the pathway between the HMR Pylon and the lift. The number of blue bikes parked in a row at Miyapur are armed with unique numbers, a carriage in the front for luggage and GPS fittings to sensitise the commuters.

You can gear up to ride the all-new geared smart bikes once the bike stations have come up. In order to take advantage of this service, you have to become a member of of the Hyderabad Cycling Club.

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Individual initiatives – Namma Cycle and Kerberon Automation

As far back as 2012, the Namma Cycle initiative began with only some inputs from BBMP, BESCOM and Imagine Bangalore in the IISc campus. However, the project did not expand much, mainly because it was still new and did not have enough supporters.

Namma Cycle was piloted by software engineer-turned-consultant Murali Ramanath. He explained that their initial investment was about Rs 45 lakh, which was required just to pay the salaries of hired staff and other overheads. However, they could not manage to break even, Murali said. Yet, he has not given up and is trying to drive his vision through to the end.

Another green startup was Kerberon Automation that began with a bicycle sharing system called ATCAG (Automated Tracking and Control of Green Assets). It is a concept that automatically enables the user to hire as well as return bicycles electromechanically, based on digital authentication via Contact-less Smart Cards.

With nine cycles at three locations currently in Bengaluru, the initiative is run in association with the BBMP and DULT. The automated system has reduced waiting time as well as human intervention and helps to give access to commuters through three docking stations.

Is Ola Pedal special?

Among private commercial initiatives, the Ola cycle pool services, or ‘Pedal’ seems to be an interesting initiative, involving a student community and a commercial company. It has had a trial period of a month or two. Going for rent is easy and quick, just like booking an Ola ride through the app. Just enter a unique code and unravel the lock combination. Then drop it off at the nearest Ola parking and pay its nominal fares..

By the end of the week, OLA will launch its second phase with 400-600 cycles in several cities. The company claims to be ‘unique’ due to its ‘superior technology and sophistication,’ with GPS, QR codes, smart locks and better security features.

Will private initiatives pioneer non-motorised transport?

With the expanding cycle chains promised by Ola, Zoomcar and Yulu, hopes are high that cycling alternatives will catch on quickly.

So what could be the biggest challenges for these initiatives in the cities? A strange one – theft! Wukong in China had to close after 90% of its cycles were robbed in just a few months. In our second most populous country in the world, theft is a real possibility too. So will the companies be able to sustain their initiatives?

Secondly, the dense traffic as well as heavy pollution on the roads make cycle navigation vulnerable and difficult. Would the cycles be able to overcome the odds and ride through?

It is not unreasonable to hope that commercial enterprises such as Ola and the like would be able to anticipate and overcome the challenges of theft, pollution and density. After all, Ola has successfully designed speedy and reasonably-priced solutions for cars, autos and shuttle buses; why would cycles be behind?

The tech-enabled bicycle sharing service, which the company claims is India’s first, will provide the service at a charge of ₹10 for 30 minutes.

After months of planning and testing, the company started the service with about 500 bicycles across three cities – Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. It plans to have bicycles at every 50 to 100 meters in the cities that it has established its presence. The company eventually plans on having at least 10,000 cycles on the road by the end of this year.

The service can be used for short trips around the city, and local use cases such as grocery shopping, errand running, and last mile commuting.

The bicycles that are offered by the company comes equipped with real-time GPS tracking, solar battery charging and built-in alarms. They also have custom designed aluminium alloy frames and drum brakes, anti-slip chains, airless solid tyres and height adjustable seats.

Zoomcar is hoping that bicycle rentals end up having a greater impact on Indian users than what was witnessed in China. While many bicycle companies offer their users a model where they can drop a bicycle anywhere and it gets automatically locked, Pedl is planning to have drop points where bicycles can be easily parked.

The process of using the service is simple. You go to a PEDL location, pay via Paytm, and drop the cycle off when done at any of the PEDL locations. Zoomcar is expecting to cross 10,000 cycles on road in 2017, with larger expansion plans to follow in 2018.

Expansion plans
At full scale, Zoomcar envisions a host location every 50-100 metres, eventually covering all major Indian cities with a million cycles. That, Moran said, will make cycle-sharing as large a business as its flagship car rental, or even bigger. He did not mention any additional cost in terms of people or technology for the new business. “It is paper-free and free of human intervention. We just plugged it into our existing technology platform,” he explained.

The only spend is the cost of procuring cycles. Unlike in the car rental business, where the company either leases vehicles or runs a marketplace model, it owns the assets in cycle-sharing. However, Zoomcar estimates that it will cover the procurement cost in two months, given it started making operational profit from day one.

Competition
While the cycle-on-demand business is not even nascent in India, it has already spawned a couple of billion-dollar startups in neighbouring China. Cycle-sharing startups Mobike and Ofo have raised $900 million and $700 million, respectively and, along with their smaller peers, they populate Chinese streets with 21 million cycles.

Moran acknowledges they might enter India soon, but that doesn’t unsettle him. “They have a limited history of operating abroad. Both will together have well under 100,000 cycles internationally,” he said.

Another potential entrant is homegrown unicorn Ola, which is already into car, bus and bike aggregation, and is flush with funds after raising a $1.1 billion round led by China’s Tencent. It is now preparing for a major foray into electric mobility.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they enter. I hope they do,” Moran said. He feels the entry of more players will make this virgin market a robust ecosystem.

With the government push on cycle-sharing, he sees it emerging as a popular transit option over the short term.

Several cities, including Chandigarh, Ujjain and Bhopal, have called for tenders to build a bicycle-sharing system under the Smart City scheme. Thanks to measures like these, Moran feels the market’s dynamics are set to be altered in the next six months.

That said, challenges remain. Barring a few stretches here and there, most Indian cities are not cyclist-friendly, and building long, dedicated cycle tracks in space-constrained cities won’t be easy. Riding cycles through busy traffic lanes may raise safety concerns, too.

 

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BIKE RIDING HELPS IN MAKING A BETTER PERSON

There is no doubt, cyclists lead extreme lifestyles. Regular bike riding is a sign of good health and long life. Whether you pedal regularly, your blood circulation and stamina boost up. Bike riding is essential for every person as like other exercises. Bike riding is same for all like old age persons, adults, kids and so on. There is no any cause of cycling. We have discussed various benefits as under.

Cyclists are always  teach us about the principal of  happier and healthier life.

  1. The shape of the cyclists are really good

It should come as no amazement that a dedicated cyclist is bound to be one of the fittest people around.  One hour is sufficient to reduce 500 and above calories and its only possible when you are regularly go for a bike ride. It’s an outstanding  way to get your heart rate up that are very effective for old aged and matured persons.

  1. Cyclists know that self-sufficiency gets good results and benefits

Cyclists need to be more self-sufficient. Only then they can run a long life bike ride. Their knowledge will also grow. There is lot of benefits after attempted this quality. Being a self-sufficient, you will become a hard worker and dedicated. Being self-sufficient is one of the biggest thing, a cyclist believe in.

Below are mentioned some benefits:-

  • You don’t depend on others for such things who make you happy and satisfied.
  • Self-sufficient is the key of stable comfort. Self-sufficient people always recover the negative point from the wrong events  and try to convert in positive.

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  1. Attentiveness for choosing the sport for yourself

Now you are ready to buy a cycle and ready to go for a ride. Fortunately, it’s easier to start cycling as you think. But need to aware about some important points.

Here we have mentioned some tips:-

  • Try to Know the cost- When buying a bike, try to spend money anywhere. The cheaper bike has  generally the heavier  frame and the wheels. The weight may not matter quite as much for someone who wants to shuttle as it will be for someone planning a cross-country cycling vacation.
  • Always Invest in some biking-specific clothing– “Good-quality of bike and a comfortable helmet, accessories and gloves will do more for your enjoyment of cycling than anything else. You will definitely enjoy your riding Always try to invest in such things. “Cycling jerseys are designed to wick moisture and carry other essentials for your ride — like a cell phone, keys and food.”
  • Always be prepared-   Always carrying a patch kit to fix a flat, along with a way to pump air back into the mended tire, identification, a cell phone, a credit card and some cash in case of emergencies. You should be prepared for any kind of situations.
  • Try to build up  longer distances Unfortunately, you can’t hope on your bike and pedal hundreds of miles. It takes time and enough of riding to be able to cover serious ground. It’s a bit like anything; start slow and build up. Once you have start cycling, then it will be easy for you  to become a fit and fine person.
  • Cross-train– New riders always build strength and flexibility with yoga and Pilates.  These additional activities always  help in increasing training, they’re more like bonuses — Pilates and yoga can’t really replace the real deal. There’s nothing absolutely like cycling to prepare you for cycling.

 

 

 

 

Family Bicycle Riding : Tips

A very famous quote is “A Family, Rides together Stays Together”. Bike riding together with the family makes bond stronger. Bike riding makes exercise easy and enjoyable activity for all. It’s good to spend your energy and time in a right way to teach your kids how to start pedaling on different roads.

Always Have A Goal

A point to kept in mind is that, every ride has its end. Each ride has its own goal. In family, ride goal doesn’t aim on  distance, speed, capability or perfect technique but it stands for having fun with your family and enjoy every moment. It is necessary to ride with a goal and while riding with family your goal must be to have fun with your family and make this bike ride memorable for all. Take a break for a while, so that your children can enjoy the mid-break snacks. Kids feel enthusiastic to participate the next time.

Ride Preparations

  • Fresh Start- Take a good sleep at night and start with fresh vibes and also take good meal before heading out for ride.
  • Choose Terrains– Start with your child’s comfort zone, which is flat, smooth, paved and traffic away path and choose a few mile distance. With the passage of time you can increase the distance, amount of traffic and examine unpaved paths.
  • Helmet- Bike helmets are compulsory. They should be fit in protected manner and should not hang side to side or back and front. Helmet should be  of proper size and shape. Make sure your kid’s chin strap should be properly fitted. Wearing helmet is safe for your children and it protects them from mishappening.
  • Height of Saddle- Kids like to have low seats when they are riding for the first time but make sure that their legs make a 6’O clock position so that can get more power while pedaling.
  • Clothing- Try to dress your kid in layers because its easy to take off while ride when they feel too hot. Also make them wear thin pants in order to avoid fabric getting stuck in the bike gears.
  • Check ABC- Make sure that tires have proper air, the brakes work and the chain should work properly.
  • Safe Tools- Keep a small first-aid kit for minor scratches and also have a small puncture kit with yourself to fix flat tire and learn how to fix slipped bike chain.

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Trail Tips

  • Give Instruction In Brief- Remember kids learn better by doing not by listening. So give your kids short instructions and show them how to do because they can learn easily while experiencing.
  • Basic Skills- If your child feel uncomfortable on bike try to teach him some basic skills like using hand signals while turning or passing other riders on road.
  • Stay Alert- Tell your kids to stop their eyes and ears to stop, look & listen so that they can avoid hazard situations. Also try to sharp their powers by pointing on some interesting things on roads like animals, road sign and trees.
  • Give Them A Treat- Include special treats on ride, by stopping for something yummy or bringing something special which they don’t get usually to eat.

Traffic Safety

If you think that your child is ready to ride in streets, then follow these tips-

  • Bikes Are Vehicles- A bicycle is considered as vehicle and you should same obey all the traffic rules and signs that apply to cars and drivers.
  • Be Attentive- Always look both sides while crossing the roads and make an eye contact with drivers so that they can see you. Watch out for parked cars doors.
  • Be Visible- Wear attractive colors so that you can visible to other people and always give horn while turning or passing others.
  • Ride With Flow- Always ride with traffic flow not against and ride in one line.
  • Familiarize Your Child With Traffic Rules- This is very important to keep in mind that road rules include hand signals and the position of your bike on the road while turning right or left. Obey traffic rules or signs and also wait and watch the roads while riding and be aware of those humps and cracks on roads.

Tips To Become A Professional Cyclist

In modern time, people feel more comfortable with bikes. They started taking bikes in their day to day routine like ride to work or school. Most of the bike riders feel happy and enthusiastic while riding and especially in racing. They often participate in different bike ride events and polish their skills. It’s good to expertise some cycling skills to become an all rounder.

In order to become an expert, as cyclist it is important to be advanced in everything and you should make great efforts to be well rounder. A good training program includes not only psychological development but also helps you to focus on technique. Here are some of the tricks which you can include in you training sessions and become a pro-cyclist.

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Power Meters A Lot

Present time power maters a lot. Riders always wanted to reach from one point to another as soon as possible. They are forgetting the ancient pleasure and fun of riding. A very famous word is ‘speed kills’ is totally referred to this situation. If everything is balance in same manners, than yes generally more watts equal to more speed but this is not happen usually. Sometimes while increasing you power you take a lot load because of that your watts increased but not your speed. This is totally to your desire efforts. Remember your main focus is not increase you speed not your watts.

Run Over Full Speed In Short Distance

If you want to be a good rider and win races it’s good to challenge your limits. Challenge yourself beyond your capability. It will definitely increase your chances to win a race. Always remember that sprint is really very important weapon towards races. It means you have run all over full speed in small distance to win races. Even a rider that wins in 60K solo effort had to sprint 60K ago. With this he increases the chances of his wining.

Mix Intensities In Same Workout

If you’re in point where you need to start some high intensity rides. Then mixing all the high intensity workout routine and start practicing is good way to achieve the goal. You can repeat the main set as many times as you please but to its good to complete in a preferred time slot. If your trainer provides you power numbers, be ensure that your power numbers must increases throughout the main repeat sets. In other words, the power outcome of one minute workout must be higher than the two minute workout. Record your power outputs and start working on it for better result. The general idea I to increase you intensity or power, but the format and specifications must be customize for the event the rider is preparing for. The condition in this workout is challenging so you can’t do this on regular basis.

Keep Fresh

Always keep yourself fresh and give a new start. It means that you should not to do same workouts every day. Change your workout routine every week and try to do in different methods on roads, change your rhythm, change your steps and try to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Every rider condition is to being differ from one another, be comfortable in difficult situations and try to face every challenge with a big smile on a face. This is the spirit of a true rider.

Essentials To Improve Bike Handling Skills

A cyclist need to rehearse require bike handling skills regularly. It is as important as increasing his fitness level. We see sometimes cyclists taken for granted their bike handling skills and they think that their skills are good enough but it’s not true, because in outer world many people sitting who are master in your skills and they can prove you wrong at any time. No matter what how good your bike handling skills are but you can always try to be better and faster both from others.

The training of cyclists is very tough and hard. They tried achieve their best of it, but sometimes results are not up to the mark or unexpected. Occasionally, they can’t control their punctures, crashes, bad roads or failure. But there are a lot of skills and drills which can combine with training to develop bike handling skills and increase chances of success. Here are some of essentials tips with you can build your training sessions and polish your bike handling skills.

Group riding and interact with others

If you’re going to take part in any event or a road race, the most important skill is to master that you can manage to ride close to others and being comfortable while interacting with them. If you feel uncomfortable while riding close to others than your liability is to either you stay back or cut to the front. Both options are worst for you because it consumes a lot of energy.

How to fix this problem

First find a place with little a traffic, than start riding with your friends and keep trying different-different move’s. For the next drill hold your bars and try to focus on the road ahead. Try to focus on your partner’s elbow and make contact with your partner.

Once you are confident in your capability than you can try advanced skills. Ride close to your partner; keep an eye down to the road and not looking at the partner. Then bend in from your hips and bend your upper body to sideways. With this your shoulder and elbow touch with your partner. By the time passing you will feel more comfortable and confident when you ride in a group.

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Cornering Technique

One of the fast ways to waste power in a race is to having a poor cornering technique. Your group members move you back because you are not confident to escape from harder situations means you have to waste your power unnecessarily to get back with them. At some point of time, your group members start neglecting you because you don’t know how to overcome those situations. Good cornering technique helps you to go faster.

How to fix this problem

You can ask your partner rider try to trap you with this you can learn how to come out of this situation. Take tips from your seniors they will tell you basic tips and tricks to escape from such situations and trap others into this condition. Consider races to improve your cornering. Once you done this you can easily achieve your success goal.

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Consumption of nutrition

The final component to boost your power is to give right nutrition to your body. If you are not relaxed, you may find difficult to eat and drink while riding with others. Firstly work on your group riding, secondly improve cornering technique and then take care of your nutrition’s.

How to fix this problem

Again take a help from your rider friend and tried to pass bottles to each other while riding. With this your bike handling skills improve and you learn how to relax while drinking in a ride.

Naturally, while building the sessions with these drills and skills you must consider your safety first. Make sure that every rider should know the purpose of each drill and also perform in a safe environment. Having strong sessions of these skills of group riding, cornering and consumption of nutrition will ensure that the power you have gained will increase chances of your success in race.

Cycling IS A Good Medicine

Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions you ever make. It’s scientifically proven that cycling gives us unexpected benefits. Cycling is great for not only physical and mental fitness but also makes you smarter and happier.

Beat Depression

Exercise is beneficial for mental health, and the area which has the strongest evidence in is depression. Exercise is like a fertilizer for brain. More muscles and blood vessels in brain want more oxygen to help them to work. When you pedal you force you nervous system to produce new brain cells. All those new and old cells exchange with each other for better working. It’s a pretty great benefit to cyclists. This kind of growth is very important because with each passing years of our life, our brain starts shrink and started weaken our memory. A sharper mind works far better than inactive one. People who exercise regularly have sharp memory skills, high level of concentration and the ability to solve problems quickly rather than dull mind.

Calms Your Mind

Everyone go through a stressful life period in their day to day routine. In today’s world everyone is in hurry to get their work done It is hard to come out of this pressure. It can come from number of reasons like some kind of financial problems and work load. All of this can contribute to people going into depression. But riding is the way to overcome these worldly worries because exercise strengthens our mind. It can be done in any form of like jogging, running or riding. Going for riding on bicycle not only soothes your soul but also get you out off depression.

Makes You Friendlier

Riding makes you friendlier because while riding you meet a lot of people. Some people are very much aware about riding, they can give you useful tips for your daily riding and regular meeting with same people can strong your connections with them. This can make your social life active. As we all know that cycling groups had a better social activeness from us because they know how to interact with different kind of people, how to gain knowledge from them and utilize that knowledge. When people are tensed they don’t go out or not to do anything. They keep everything inside which impacts their confidence and low their self-esteem. For good health you need to socialize with people, and regular exercise gives you an opportunity to interact with other people, especially when you do exercise outside.

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Mood Booster

Everybody have their mood swings and these mood swings comes from some kinds of stress or worries. But riding is the only way to get out of all those mood swings because improves your capacity to think or work well. Riding is an amazing way to help you to reduce workload and stress. It lifts up your mood easily and helps you to forget all troubles in life for a while. A very famous line is “A healthy comes in healthy body”. So, if our body is healthy than our mind is able to think positively and find solution to overcome serious conditions.

Natural Meditation

Cycling is the best form of meditation. As we all know that meditation is the best way to calm troubled mind. Pedaling is a repetitive process and we need to concentrate the rhythm of pedal while riding. it requires the whole focus of mind. For some time our brain stops worrying about hurdles of life and make up our mind to enjoy our riding. So we need to do is “RIDE-WORK-RIDE-REPEAT” in our life for healthy lifestyle.

Tips To Avoid-Puncture

Puncture is common in urban cycling due to small pieces of glass or other on the road that works its way through the tire and punctures the tube.  Riding frequently around cities you can’t avoid punctures just by riding carefully and keep an eye on road. Puncture is the most disappointing thing of cycling for many bike riders. Then a question comes in mind that “If there is anything that can be done to help and avoid getting ones”.  The simple answer is, Yes it can be measured in several ways. Here are some of the tips which cyclist can use to reduce the chance of puncturing.

  1. Pump Up Your Tires

Every cyclist should have a track pump and should use it once in a weak to check air in their tires. On very smooth road a higher pressure will go better and faster. Heavier riders should have slightly more pressure. In winter or in wet weather the pressure should be reduced slightly to give a little more grip.

  1. Watch The Road

Stay alert towards, a pothole, stone or a piece of broken glass can ruin all the fun of ride. All of these can be avoided 90% of time, if you are looking for a safe and amazing ride. If you are in group it is very important to point them out to the riders behind you.

  1. Replace Tires When Worn Or Badly Cut

This probably the best way to help avoid punctures. Worn out tires grant people a series of multiple punctures. If your bike tires are worn out you greatly increase your chance of puncture. That also goes for tires that have bad cuts in them. It will surely give you regret at the worst possible time. Sometimes you will have a tire on for a week and then get a really bad cut in it. Don’t waste your time with it, just replace it.

  1. Check Your Tires

Once in a week, you must go through by your bike tires just to check them. That if there is anything stuck into it which caused puncture. Every bike rider must have its own puncture repair kit.

  1. Replace Inner Tubes Early

Inner tubes have a limited life. When you service your bike annually replace your inner tubes with fresh ones. Because if they cut or worn out, then it will surely give you uncomfortable ride which annoys you all time for your decision.

  1. Ensure Correctly Inflated Tires

If your tires are underinflated then you will surely taking a risk of pinching your inner tube and when you go over a pothole causing a puncture. Alternatively, over inflation will cause a massive blow out. A good rider must keep in mind the right inflation of tires and they are:

  • Road tires usually require 80 to 130 psi
  • Mountain bike tires usually 30 to 50 psi
  • Hybrid tires around 50 to 70 psi.

Pumping your tire up to the right pressure will let’s your bike roll quickly, ride smoothly and fend of flats.

  1. Consider Good Tires

Tires can be a personal thing. It your choice whether you want to opt for the expensive one or the cheap. Some tires brands have good grips but don’t have a long life while others have puncture less ride but they doesn’t give you smooth and comfortable ride. It’s good to use puncture resist or tube less tires.

  1. Don’t Ride In Rain

You might notice you get more flats in the rain. This is because rain acts as a lubricant and helps broken pieces of glass to go easily through the rubber of a tire. You also tend to find that waste from the gutter of the road. It’s that combination of rain and waste in the road that is the reason you tend to get more punctures in the winter.

If you want to get a full service for your bikes and want to enjoy trouble free ride, then feel free to contact us our Bike Studio franchise stores all over in India. They provide full service of bike and some useful tips for your daily ride.