Summary

To promote and encourage cycling in the most cycle unfriendly environment, Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) was incorporated as a not for profit organization. From a modest beginning in 2010, HBC has emerged as the largest cycling club online with over 17,000 cyclists as members. HBC is thus the catalyst for Cycling Revolution both in Hyderabad as well as across India.

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

HBC’s largest Bike Station with 350 bicycles was inaugurated by the Honorable Governor of Andhra Pradesh 22nd September, 2013. On that occasion, a major cycling initiative consisting of a colorful ride with about 1000 cyclists was organized which went through the main thorough fares of Cyberabad. Mr Manfred Neun the then President of European Cyclists Federation, several Cabinet Ministers, Mayor and several celebrities participated in the same.

HBC started operating with two Bike Stations at two central locations of Hyderabad. Today in association with SmartBike, it operates several bike stations across the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad and is poised to set up many more in the near future.

HBC is the Founder Member of the World Cycling Alliance, Brussels.