Saksham Pedal Delhi 2018
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 instil 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.
Amateur Race – 18 years
Open Ride - 15 years
Green Ride - 12 years
What is the reporting time for the event?
This will depend on the ride category that you have signed up for and its allocated time as mentioned on the website. All participants need to be at the event venue 60 minutes before the commencement of their respective rides.
How do I register?
You can register online at www.sakshampedaldelhi.com
What are the registration fees?
Amateur Race – INR 1200
Open Ride – INR 1000
Open Ride with Cycle on Rent – INR 1472
Green Ride – INR 200
Green Ride with Cycle on Rent – INR 672
*Rental cycles are subject to availability (First Come First Serve Basis) and will be at an additional cost. The cost of rental cycles is controlled by the cycle dealers and the event does not hold any responsibilities for the increase in rental charges.
Cycles will be made available at the venue rental bays on the day of the event. *
What are the criteria for taking part in the Amateur Race?
The rider must be above the age of 18 years
The Rider must get his own cycle (MTB/Hybrid/Road) depending on the category he/she has registered for.
What are the criteria for taking part in the Indian Elite Race?
Participation in the Indian Elite Race is by invite only.
How do I participate in the Open Ride at Saksham Pedal Delhi?
The criteria for taking part in the Open Ride are:
The rider must be above the age of 15 years
Can I take part in both the MTB/Hybrid & Road categories in the Amateur Race?
No, you cannot
Can I ride with somebody else’s Bib number?
No, you cannot
What if I register but cannot take part?
In case participants are unable to take part, the registration amount will be non-refundable.
What do I wear?
Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are recommended for your safety and convenience, but you can wear what you like. Many people dress up to make it a fun day, but please take your own and other riders’ safety into account, when dressing up in a costume. Please also note that this is a family event and your choice of clothing should be appropriate.
Helmets are compulsory. We will provide Helmets to all the participants.
What kind of bicycle would you recommend?
Any traditional bicycle will do, so long as it is road-worthy. Only in the Amateur Race it is compulsory that you either have an MTB/ Hybrid bike or a ROAD bike, depending on the race category you have registered for.
What do I do if I have to get a bicycle on rent?
Cycles will be made available at the Venue Rental Bays on the day of the event. Do note the rentals are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. The cost of rental cycles is controlled by the cycle dealers and the event does not hold any responsibilities for the increase in rental charges.
Upon completion of the payment process, you would receive your unique number/ ticket/ sticker on the BiB itself to be presented at the Rental Bay on event day at the venue.
Upon presenting the unique number/ ticket/ sticker, a cycle shall be issued to you only for the Race Day against a valid ID proof (Passport, PAN, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Driving License) that will be kept in our possession.
Only after returning the cycle at the Rental Bay, you would receive the ID proof back.
Note: Cycles will be made available on rent for only the Open Ride & Green Ride race categories
How can I confirm the status of my entry?
After you register online you will receive an e-mail confirming your entry. If you are unsure of your entry status you can e-mail us at email@example.com
Where do I collect my Bib(chest) number?
Details of venue and Bib collection would be shared on email closer to the “Event Rider Pack” collection day, so please look out for emailers from the event.
What route does the Saksham Pedal Delhi Event follow?
Route map shall be available on www.sakshampedaldelhi.com once it has been finalized. Distances are subject to change basis final approval from the concerned authorities.
What precautions are being taken regarding traffic on the day of the event?
All involved roads will be sanitized for the duration of the event by the organizers and the respective authorities.
What if I decide during the ride that I cannot continue?
There is a sweeper vehicle that follows the route. Move off the course and wait for the sweeper vehicle or you can stop at any of the official pitstops.
What happens to me if I am in an accident?
If you are in an accident on the route, our medical team will attend to you. If you are able to, you can continue towards the finish line or you can wait to be picked up by the sweeper vehicle. If you are seriously injured, you will be attended to by our paramedic’s team and taken to the nearest hospital. It is therefore very important to ensure that your medical and emergency details are correctly updated and that you ride with your own bib number.
If I am in an accident and have to go to the hospital in an ambulance, what happens to my bicycle?
Your bicycle will be picked up by the sweeper vehicle and will be taken to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from where you can arrange for it to be taken back home.
How do I contact the organizers?
You can contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be a baggage counter to keep my personal belongings?
Yes, there will be a provision for the same.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003