WERC Cycling camp for Manipal School students!

Over the past few years, Mangalore City has seen a drastic decline in the number of cyclists on her roads. Yes, there are cycling clubs operating over the weekends but the citizens do not dare use the humble bicycle as a daily mode of transport due to the sheer number of motor vehicles jostling for space.

To counter this and to get more children cycling to school, Manipal School, Attavar brought in cycling experts WERC to train children in the nuances of cycling. Children were shown how to maintain and care for their cycles, road safety and how cyclists should navigate traffic and most importantly, how cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle can keep everyone very fit. With childhood obesity skyrocketing in the city and around the world and hitherto rare disorders like juvenile diabetes affecting scores of children, this workshop with WERC was indeed a necessary one.

It was not all doom and gloom though! An obstacle race was organized within the school premises and a mini rally to spread awareness for a ‘Green Earth’ was conducted for the cycle enthusiasts. For the Academic year 2018-19, the Principal, Mrs. Anuradha Shivaram expressed her hope that more children will join the school cycling club, take part in local/national/international races and start riding to school regularly. In this regard, experts from WERC will be there for guidance and support.

So the next time you see a large bunch of children expertly (and safely!) handling traffic as they head to school, you’ll know its children from Manipal School reclaiming their right to be on the road!

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WERC Cycling camp for Manipal School students!

Over the past few years, Mangalore City has seen a drastic decline in the number of cyclists on her roads. Yes, there are cycling clubs operating over the weekends but the citizens do not dare use the humble bicycle as a daily mode of transport due to the sheer number of motor vehicles jostling for space.

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