Saksham Pedal Delhi is India's Premier Cyclothon, that aims to propagate the importance of fuel conservation and efficient energy utilization, amongst the citizens of our Nation's Capital.
In an effort to instill socio-environmental consciousness, Saksham Pedal Delhi is an initiative by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), set up in 1978 under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sections of the economy, in collaboration with DoIT Sports and OIL & Gas companies.
The iconic Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium will host the event, scheduled for the 7th of October 2018 and will also create a competitive platform for India's finest elite athletes. In Association with Meraki Sport & Entertainment and Times of India, Saksham Pedal Delhi will leverage sport to create mass awareness for the conservation of petroleum products.
With the technical expertise of Cycling Federation of India, Saksham Pedal Delhi will see participation in excess of 6000 cyclists across 4 race categories:
Elite - Criterium race for athletes registered to and/or licensed by CFI
Amateur – A competitive timed mass-start race, with 2 subcategories: -
MTB / Hybrid
Open Ride - Timed non-competitive race, open to cycling enthusiasts across age groups
Green Ride – Non-timed participative event category, to experience the joy of cycling
Organizers & Partners
Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is a registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India with a primary objective of spreading fuel conservation awareness among the masses.
As a non-profit organization, PCRA is a national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of the economy. It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing the excessive dependence of the country on oil requirement.
DoIT Sports owned by the Three Sisters: Institutional Office ("TTS:IO"), DoIT Sports is an entity championing the
development of sports and is focused on establishing a presence across all major sports played in India.
Mentored by Mr.Rana Kapoor, amongst India's leading professional entrepreneurs and the founder of YES Bank Limited.
TTS:IO is sponsored by Mrs.Radha Kapoor Khanna / Mrs. Raakhe Kapoor Tandon / Ms. Roshini Kapoor. TTS:IO
incubated DOIT Sports in 2013 and it already owns marquee franchises in established sporting leagues in India:
- Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (Pro-Kabbadi League)
- Dabang Mumbai Hockey Club (Hockey India League)
- Dabang Smashers Table Tennis Club (Ultimate Table Tennis League)
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) or the Times Group – India's no 1 media conglomerate and leaders in English and regional print media, TV, radio and digital media. The 179 years old Times Group, has cultivated a 360 degree spectrum of media assets and owns and manages The Times of India, Times Now, city-centric Mirrors, The Economic Times, ET Now, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times, Vijay Karnataka, Radio Mirchi, Times Music, Times OOH and indiatimes.com, to name a few.
As the leading media house of the country, we believe we need to be an agent of positive change. As a newspaper, Times Group is committed to not only talk about the issues which affect us as a society (civic, crime, infrastructure, politics, etc.) but also issues that impact us at an individual level (education, health, social cause, etc.). Over the previous years, Times Group has taken up topics like Mission Admission, Organ Donation, Water Positive, etc. to help our readers. This year we plan to take up more causes, esp. in the area of health.
Our association with Saksham Pedal Delhi is in tandem with our objective of promoting health and fitness and also promote measures to curb pollution.
Established in Sept 2015, Meraki Sport & Entertainment is a brand & sponsorship management company with a core focus on sport. With services across, Strategic Advisory |Experiential Marketing and LIVE Events | Product & franchise Management | Talent Representation | Digital & Content Marketing | Meraki Initiatives, the founding philosophy at Meraki is to help organizations, events, franchises & federations, leverage sport in our country.
Meraki also represents some of India’s finest Olympic & Paralympic athletes viz. Dipa Karmakar (Gymnast), Rohan Bopanna (Tennis), Devendra Jhajharia (para-javelin), Bhavani Devi (Fencing) etc.
Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is a pioneer in the promotion of cycling sports in India affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA),
Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This is the sole body recognized by Ministry of youth affairs and sports, Govt. of India for the promotion of the sport of cycling in India
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