Hyderabad: Cycling is gaining immense popularity among fitness enthusiasts. An eco-friendly, low impact exercise, cycling can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to older adults.
And here is Mohammed Sadiq, South Head of Euronics, who is giving free cycles to all his employees to promote the activity. “I was inspired by a few friends to try cycling and I started noticing that regular cycling helped maintain my overall health and also kept me active throughout the day,” he says.
When his company organised an outing for the employees last year, Sadiq suggested giving free cycles to all of them. “The Managing Director of our company who is also a cyclist appreciated my idea,” says Sadiq, who has cycled about 1,000 km in just two months. However, that’s just a part of the plan. “What good are the cycles if no one uses them?” questions Sadiq.
So, every employee who takes the cycle free of cost from the company will have to ride it at least 150 km for the first month and in the next five months, they have to complete at least 200 km. “Failing to achieve the goal would result in a penalty of Rs 1,500. I have to add that of the 15 employees of Euronics working at the Hyderabad office, nine have agreed to take up the challenge and have signed the contract for the same,” he says. Sadiq also plans to organise cycle-only days at his office.
“Cycle is the most eco-friendly and healthy way for commuting and we are encouraging people to ride to work at least one day every month. On that day, the employees will be asked to run all the errands on a cycle,” says Sadiq.
A cycling campaign is also planned for January 26, when Sadiq along with the nine employees who have taken the cycles will ride to Golconda Fort together.
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