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    One purpose and one ride on the same day in 18 different cities – this is what the ‘We Are One’ ride was all about. In Bangalore, 200 bikers from Road Thrill, Sanchari Bikers and Gixxer Club came together to raise funds for the ‘super humans’, as they call the differently-abled people. The collected funds will be donated to Knowndisability.org that supports differently-abled people across the country.

    On a cool Sunday morning, the ride started from Parle G toll gate at 7:30 and ended at Tumkur Road. Road Thrill, which is spread in many cities in India, organised the ride in 5 out of 18 cities.

    Sandeep KC, one of the three admins of the Bengaluru chapter of Road Thrill, says, “I joined RT 4 years ago. This ride was a different experience. Out of the 18 cities, where the ride took place, Road Thrill organized it in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Coimbatore.”

    Starting the ride on a positive note, the bikers invited two differently-abled bikers – BV Srinivas and Abhi – who rode along on their customised bikes and were honoured at the end of the ride.

    BV Srinivas had polio since birth. He walks using crutches but his energy is infectious. Once when he was lured seeing a bike, the owner mocked him saying that people like him should not dream of bikes. There was no turning back for him after that. He was invited as a special guest to join the ride today.

    Srinivas says, “My mantra is that nothing is impossible. I never give up. Especially when someone challenges me saying that I cannot do it, I get more motivated.

    After the first incident, I went to a dealer at Bannerghatta and asked him to modify a Royal Enfield bike for me. Mine has a side wheel for support and gears and break near the handle and the petrol tank which make it easy for me to control it.”

    Currently, Road Thrill has two chapters in Karnataka – Bengaluru and Shimoga – and plans to extend to Mysuru this year.

    On Republic Day, 26th January, Road Thrill is organidsing yet another ride to promote road safety.

    source: http://www.bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com / Bangalore Mirror / Home> Bangalore> Others / by Reya Mehrotra / Bangalore Mirror Bureau / January 08th, 2018

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