MRPL holds Cyclothon to epitomise Saksham

aiming at propagation of the importance of fuel conservation and efficient energy utilization

Cycling

"Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride" – Eddy Merckx

"Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades" – Eddy Merckx

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The portrayal of the cycle rally organized by MRPL in Mangalore and flagged off by Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, D KDistrict and Mr J.R.Lobo, MLA Mangaluru South.

Cycle rally

Bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion

To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man! Give me two spheres and a straight line and I will show you how far I can take them. Voltaire himself might have invented the bicycle, since it contributes so much to man's welfare and nothing at all to his bane. Beneficial to the health, it emits no harmful fumes and permits only the most decorous speeds. How can a bicycle ever be an implement of harm?" ― Angela Carter

MANGALURU, DECEMBER 17 : As a part of Oil and Gas Conservation month program - Saksham, a Cyclothon, cycle rally was organized by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) at Mangalore on 17.12.2017. The cycle rally was flagged off in the morning by Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Hon' MP, D.K.District, and Shri J.R.Lobo, Hon' MLA Mangaluru South.

The cycle rally as part of a nationwide campaign by PCRA

The cycle rally was part of a nationwide campaign being taken up by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), a body under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India.

Creating awareness

The campaign for creating awareness about the conservation of fuels, reducing wastage of petroleum products and promoting cycling is being taken up by PCRA in association with public sector oil companies. The campaign contains two components – educational campaign through various media and on-ground events like cycle rally.

The campaign for creating awareness about the conservation of fuels, reducing wastage of petroleum products and promoting cycling is being taken up by PCRA in association with public sector oil companies.

Components

The campaign contains two components – educational campaign through various media and on-ground events like cycle rally. The cycle rally has been planned to be carried out in 77 cities across the country over a period of four months and at Mangalore, MRPL has been nominated.

The cycle rally in Mangalore was organized by MRPL in association with Mangalore Bicycle club with the cooperation of Bharat Scouts and Guides. Students, youngsters and cycling enthusiasts participated in large numbers in the cycle rally which traversed across the heart of the city.

Ever bike?

"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." ― Arthur Conan Doyle

"You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance," I said. "it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the Bicyclist's Philosophy of Life." ― Susan Vreeland, Clara and Mr. Tiffany

"Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it's like "Hey, we're both doing the same thing. Let's be friends for a second." ― Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome

"The bicycle saves my life every day. If you've ever experienced a moment of awe or freedom on a bicycle; if you've ever taken flight from sadness to the rhythm of two spinning wheels, or felt the resurgence of hope pedalling to the top of a hill with the dew of effort on your forehead; if you've ever wondered, swooping down bird-like down a long hill, if the world was standing still; if you have ever, just once, sat on a bicycle with a singing heart and felt like an ordinary human touching the gods, then we share something fundamental. We know it's all about the bike." ― Robert Penn