Rotary Club of Rourkela Royal, RID 3261, hosted its annual Cyclothon to popularise cycling as a commuting and fitness medium, and identify talented cyclists and groom them to compete in professional cycling events at State, National and International levels. DG Nikhilesh Trivedi, along with eight-time cycling champion Minati Mohapatro, flagged off the programme which had a participation of 1,200 cyclists including 200 students from government schools and 40 police personnel.
The event was co-sponsored by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. The Police Department of Rourkela set up a safety stall to create awareness on road safety. All participants received helmets which they could take back home and use for their daily rides. Cash prizes were given to winners.