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About The Event

What's Cyclofun?

A fun Sunday morning.. A family bonding day.... An event for kids to have fun!

An initiative of Madras Esplanade Round Table 30 and Madras Esplanade Ladies Circle 100, to raise funds for their various projects - from education to women empowerment, from lending a helping hand to the under privileged to building classrooms for the deserving.

An action packed event planned, it promises much more than it states. While children of age group 8 yrs upward get to experience the thrill of riding in a safe environment, adults also have an opportunity to ride 30 km and be a proud finisher.

Why Anna University?

Safety: First and of utmost importance is the safety of our children and what could be a safer environment for them than the open lush and highly secured place of a university campus.

Ideal Location in the heart of the city: New venue...it's just not about cycling. It's about the whole experience of riding alongside many enthusiastic participants…..right here in the heart of the city.

What Will The Event Offer?

Cycling: A cycle marathon for children (8yrs and above) and adults managed and marshaled by Professionals who are a part of our Official Cycling Partner groups - Mongrels & WCCG.

How Expensive is it Going to be?

Not at all! With the minimum registration amount charged, all participants would be given kitbags with goodies, t-shirts, medals and certificates. For the convenience of participants limited cycles have been made available on minimal rent. Also the event is in aid of charity and entire profits of this event are forwarded towards our charitable projects. Hence you can rest assured that your money is being donated towards a good cause. So Just RIDE FOR A CAUSE.
So what are you waiting for? Register Now!

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Madras Esplanade Round Table 30 (MERT 30)

Madras Esplanade Round Table 30, a member of Round Table India, an organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18-40 Years. Round Table India's aim is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in National and International affairs. Over the last 8 years, Round Table has constructed 1500 schools spending over Rs. 80 Crores and educated over 750,000 children nationwide. There are totally around 200 Tables all over India dedicated to this noble cause. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India visited Chennai to inaugurate 55 classroom blocks that were constructed by Round Table India. Some of the other dignitaries who stand by Round Table India in their long term efforts include celebrities Ehsaan Noorani, Mrs. Gauri Khan, Mr. Madhavan, Mr. Ajay Devagan, Ms. Kajol, Mr. Arvind Swami and many others.

Round Table 30, in line with the Vision Statement of Round Table India - "In Pursuit of Educating Underprivileged Children",

Reaches out to:

  • 1800 children across three higher secondary schools
  • 150 children across support & secondary educational centers
  • Executed educational infrastructure projects worth over Rs. 1.5 Crore
  • This has been possible through contributions & funds raised by various fund raisers over the last many years.

Our Previous Events

  • Johny Lever Live - First Time Ever in Chennai
  • SHAAN - Live in Chennai
  • Comedy ka tadka - A stand up comedy evening featuring artists from Comedy Circus
  • Pankaj Udhas - A Ghazal Evening @ Taj
  • Family Business Conference - I, II, III & IV
  • KK - Live in Concert
  • Piya behurpiya
  • Dil to bachha hai jee
  • Cyclofun 2016
  • Double your Profits by Rahul Jain
  • Cyclofun 2017
  • Cyclofun 2018

Madras Esplanade Ladies Circle 100 (MELC 100)

MELC 100 is a member of Ladies Circle India - a non profit organisation made up of the wives of members of the Round Table. We have over 1400 active members and 87 Circles spread throughout the country. Through our National Initiative "Educate to Enlighten" we strive to improve the lives of underprivileged women and children by providing scholarships and focusing on improvement of sanitation, health, educational tools, nutrition, school infrastructure. Our movement has been helping improve the lives of the needy for the past 43 years.

Facts

  • Over 50 million Indian children in the age group 6 to 14 are out of school and almost a third of the entire non-literate adult population in the world lives in India
  • Over 68% of all boys and 73% of all girls drop out of school before class 10
  • Over 34% of India's adult population does not know how to read or write

Our Effort

To support the Round table in creating infrastructure for educating underprivileged Children and taking care of the other essential needs of children and other needy pertaining to education, health and other basics.

  • Our previous events
  • Annual kids carnival
  • Fantasia fantastique – a 4d puppet show by bharat dabholkar
  • Mandar –shopping festival
  • Hop shop – exhibition cum sale of children's merchandise
  • Adnan sami - live in concert
  • Kk - live in concert
  • Dear father - a hindi play by paresh rawal
  • Piya behurpiya
  • Cyclofun 2016
  • Cyclofun 2017
  • Cyclofun 2018

Cycling

Safety Guidelines:

  • Safety must be the single most important aspect of the ride observed by all riders. You are responsible for your own safety.
  • Ensure that your bike is in a good and safe-to-ride condition.
  • Use of Helmet is mandatory at all times during the ride
  • (No Helmet No Ride!)

General Guidelines:

  • Respect the rights of other riders on the track.
  • Never ride aggressively among other riders.
  • This is not a race and there are no rewards / recognition for early finishers, so ride at your comfortable pace.
  • Allow plenty of room when passing pedestrians, cycles or other vehicles.
  • Signal your intentions when stopping, turning or passing using arm signals and voice commands such as "Stopping!",
  • Stay calm and focused on the track. Let others know if you see something unsafe
  • Protective eye wear is recommended
  • Fullsleeve Jersey is better suited for this ride
  • Keep adequate water to support during the ride.

Rules:

  • Line up at the starting line when the track is clear and notified by the Event director
  • Participants must strictly adhere to the timeline given above.
  • Participants will be disqualified if found involved in any malpractice.
  • For safety reasons, the Event Director / Marshal reserve the right to stop the race at any point. The event may be resumed depending on the situation.
  • The ride distance may be reduced due to unavoidable reasons.
  • In the event, the participant is lapped out by the lead group, the participant can continue to ride in the event.
  • Ride through the finish line and continue riding in the same direction so as not to interfere with riders finishing behind.
  • Riders shall not approach the officials for information on individual timings / positions. THIS IS NOT A RACE
  • The decision of the Event Director is final and shall be binding on all participants.
  • Follow the rules and ride in the spirit of friendly competition.
  • An indemnity MUST be signed before start of the event.
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