The tenth annual RxLife Cycle Rally conducted by Swasti RxLife Trust in association with Hercules BSA was held in Mangalore today. This year, the rally witnessed a record participation of 2800 participants and was the biggest rally till date. Enthusiastic cyclists within the age group of 10 to 87 years pedaled the 22 kms stretch passing through Ladyhill – Chilimbi – Kottara – Kodikal – Kuloor – Pejawar – Urwa Store – Ashoknagar – Sulthan Battery and the rally was concluded in Amrita Vidyalayam School Grounds, Boloor.
The rally was inaugrated by Mr. Daniel from TI Cycles and was flagged of by Mrs. Jaya Kamath and Mr Mukund Kamath of Ideal Ice Creams, Mr. Ullas Kamath of Jyothi Laboratory, Prof. Dr. M. S. Moodithaya, Registrar of NITTE University, Ms. Shreema – an athlete and Mr. Jyothi Prasad Nayak from Jyothi Cycle Co. It was convened by Mr. Narendra Nayak and coordinated by Mr. Giridhar Kamath.
This year, 12 cycles and an Amazon Kindle were given away to lucky winners – a record number of prizes.
- Roadeo : Lakshmeesha – Canara College – Second PUC (First rally).
- Mach-City: Abhinav Rao – Lourdes Central School – 6th Std.
- Roadeo: Shubham – Canara CBSE School – 9th Std.
- Hercules Grut: Gautham Shenoy – Sharada Vidyalaya – 8th Std.
- Hercules ZX: Kantesh – St. Aloysius Urva – 9th Std.
- Hercules Grut: Sachith – BJS – 9th
- Mach City: Dr. Ashok Shenoy – KMC (First rally).
- Lady Bird: Shravya Hegde – Amritha Vidyalaya – 10th Std.
- Roadeo: Anvitha Kiran : Mahesh PUC – First PUC.
- Hercules X-100: Kiran Kumar – Canara English Higher Primary School – 7th Std.
- Hercules Roadeo NFS: Pratham – ITI.
- Hercules Roadeo A300: Ashutosh Kamath – Sharada Vidyalaya – 9th Std.
- Amazon Kindle: Noel Sebastian – Kendriya Vidyalaya – 10th Std.
Alongside this, 7 people were felicitated.
- S Ramachandra Bhandary: For his social service.
- K Sadananda Prabhu: For his achievements in athletics.
- Abdul Rouf: For his selfless service wherever there is a traffic congestion.
- Anand: Who repaired cycles at a shop in Marigudi for around 50 years.
- Ramachandra Rao (87), Vishwanath (77) and Walter Dsouza (77): Senior riders who have been participating in the rally since past 10 years.
The event was sponsored by Hercules, Ideal Ice Creams, BSA, Mach City, K. Ullas Kamath, NITTE, Jyothi Cycle Co., MRPL, Karnataka Bank and S Cube Solutions. Spandan HD, Radio Mirchi and Kannadiga World were the media partners associated with the rally.
Members of Team Mangalore, YHAI, Sahyadri Sinchaya, SICASA, Rx Family, S Cube, Mangalore Bicycle Club, Mangaluru City Police and many other organizations joined hands together for the smooth functioning of this rally.