Chennai: Hyderabad Bicycling Club Chairman D V Manohar has become the first Indian to be elected as Vice-president of the Brussels- -based World Cycling Alliance (WCA) for a three-year term.
Manohar, a first-generation entrepreneur and Chairman of India’s fastest growing Public Bike Sharing (PBS) company SmartBike, is the only Indian on the WCA board, according to a release here today.
WCA promotes cycling all over the world and consists of international and national cycling associations from all continents as members.
A very keen and passionate cyclist, Manohar had cycled twice from London to Paris covering the road distance of 518 km in less than four days, along with his daughter and son.
“I thank the WCA for their trust and support and together we will build more innovative and massive initiatives to promote cycling”, Manohar said.
“To create an eco-friendly and pollution-free environment, we encourage and motivate more and more people to adopt cycling so that we will be future-ready and pass on a better world to the next generation than what we have inherited”, he said, adding, “we at WCA are constantly working to raise awareness on the importance of cycling throughout the world, particularly in this pandemic and post-pandemic scenario”.