Bangalore techie to hint India map on bicycle

by Melvin Matthews

You will need to follow the route; Dangerous highway circumstances, heavy rain and restricted time could possibly be some obstacles, say bicycle owner Shivkumar Devna

Earlier than Independence Day, artists and avid cyclists; shivkumar Devan Will hint the map of India by bicycle. On this distinctive endeavour, other than inspiring his ardour for biking and the humanities, he will even increase funds for a kid’s medical therapy and youngsters’s schooling.

Shivkumar Devan, a techie, has determined to cycle round 520 km to discover the map of India. The cycle-art venture shall be a two-day trip ranging from Bengaluru, tumakuruSira (Tumakuru district), Madhugiri (Tumakuru district), and Lepakshi (Sri Sathya Sai district of Andhra Pradesh), Gauribidanuru (Chikkaballapur district), Doddaballapura (Bengaluru rural) and return to Bengaluru.

He’ll begin his journey on August 13 and can full the tracing on August 15.

Shivakumar Devan stated that he has been planning this venture for a while.

He stated, ‘I had deliberate the route a while again. I’ve cycled some elements of the route however not the whole lot. i’ll begin from penya facet Mehkari Circle In Bangalore and go to Tumakuru. Simply earlier than Tumakuru, I’ll discover Gujarat and take the deviation to kind the Rajasthan Haryana area.

“I am going to transfer on tip, make a loop and attain Madhugiri to kind Jammu and Kashmir after which go to Hindupur to change into Sikkim. From Hindupur to Lepkashi, I’ll construct the north japanese states, and go to Gauribidanur and provides the arch of Bangladesh. Additionally, I’ll go to Ghati Subramaniam to create Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

Reaching Doddaballapur, I’ll make Telangana and transfer to Rajankunte-Yelahanka, Mehkari circle to kind Tamil Nadu and Yesvantpur-Nelamangala to kind Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

Regardless of the highway circumstances, the problem will stay on the highway.


“Often once I face a mechanical downside or highway points, I can at all times go spherical that space, however to determine the map of India, I’ve to stay to the route. There’s some uncertainty on account of monsoon as effectively,” Devan stated.

He stated that the unique plan was to finish the venture in 40 hours, however as a result of monsoon, he needed to lengthen it to 2 days. As a seasoned rider, Devan is not anxious concerning the trip, however worries that the rain will have an effect on his night time shelters.

“As of now, there isn’t any particular preparation. Throughout these rides, I take relaxation within the petrol bunk, however on account of rain, I’ve to discover a place to remain within the lodge,” he stated.

Devan has additionally developed an curiosity in work and drawings. Final 12 months, he made a map of Karnataka along with his bicycle on the Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Throughout these rides, I relaxation on the petrol bunk, however as a result of rain I’ve to search for lodge lodging

– Shivkumar Devan, bicycle owner

Aside from cycle artwork, he desires to lift funds round Rs 1,25,000. To this point, the trigger has acquired Rs 60,000 from beneficiant donors.

“I heard a couple of buddy of mine whose 7-month-old nephew is affected by a uncommon illness referred to as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and wishes Rs 16 crore for the therapy. I made a decision to lift funds and assist save the kid’s life. By rides, I wish to create consciousness and lift funds,” he stated.

Devan can also be elevating funds for youngsters’s schooling. “Elementary schooling is obligatory for all. However many youngsters are compelled to work to assist their mother and father. Schooling is inexpensive for a lot of, so funds are being raised for Jayrudha Basis working on this discipline,” Devan stated.

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