Pedalling can take you places! Welcome to the cycling special edition of the Lounge podcast. This week we do away with our regular film and book review features to speak at length with cycling whiz Arun Katiyar, the author of this week’s cover story. Arun tells us about the social merits and demerits of the sport. He also sheds light on the controversy on how cycling can affect your sex life.
In 2008, Arun was part of the team that did the country’s longest bicycle ride. This eight-day, 1000 plus km tour of the Nilgiris was a first. He is sufficiently equipped to be your cycling guru.
Next up we have Samim Rizvi on the line with us. Samim is the first Indian to participate in the Race Across America, an ultra marathon bicycle race across the United States that started in 1982. The RAAM, as it is known, is among the most extracting annual endurance events in the world.
I hope at least some of you are inspired. Here’s toasting to some pedalling nirvana. Have a great weekend.