Published On : Wed, May 14th, 2014

When they saddled up for a cause!

Members, Saddle up team, NagpurNagpur Today.

Getwell Hospital and cycling group ‘Saddles Up Guys’ organized a unique ride on the eve of World Asthma Day on May 11.The ride to create awareness about asthma and promote cycling as a green mode of transport was flagged off by NEERI director Dr SatishR Wate.

The ride was unique in the sense that for the first time in the history of Nagpur, and possibly even Vidarbha, all riders were wearing cycling helmets, cycling jerseys and cycling gloves. All riders were members of ‘Saddle Up Guys’ that promotes safe riding in full cycling gear.

Speaking before the flag-off, Getwell Director and consultant lungs specialist Dr.RajeshSwarnakar said environmental pollution wasa major trigger for asthma attacks which could at times be fatal.He said cycling ensured a healthy body and pollution-free environment. Dr Swarnakar said asthma could be controlled with correct treatment and asthmatics could lead a normal life without limitation to physical activity.


Ride participants included asthma patients and they completed the 25-km ride in the same time as other riders.

NEERI director Dr Watesaid cycling reduced carbon footprint and one and all should take it up. He was all praise for ‘Saddle Up Guys’ to promote cycling as a regular activity and congratulated the group and Getwell Hospital for taking up this activity.

Dr AbhiramParanjpe, also a director at Getwell Hospital, proposed a vote of thanks.

Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur

Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur

 

Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur.

Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur.

 

Sunita Dhote

Sunita Dhote

 

Swati Lohe

Swati Lohe

 

The Saddle up team!

The Saddle up team!

 

Dr Rajesh Swarnakar

Dr Rajesh Swarnakar

 

Pankaj Sonkusre

Pankaj Sonkusre

 

Members, Saddle up team, Nagpur.

Members, Saddle up team, Nagpur.

 

Aaditya Pande

Aaditya Pande

 

Aalok Amist

Aalok Amist

 

Angad Bhatti

Angad Bhatti

 

Annirudh Raich

Annirudh Raich

 

Raunak Renu

Raunak Renu

 

Raj Mahadik

Raj Mahadik

 

Chetan Thakur

Chetan Thakur

 

Kuldeep Lohe

Kuldeep Lohe

 

Mahesh Gorle

Mahesh Gorle

 

NEERI Director Satish Wate

NEERI Director Satish Wate

 

On their marks!

On their marks!