Why cycling is needed?
To be fit and healthy youth need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect young from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by not only young generation but also all ages of people, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment.
Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day - for transport, recreation and sport.
An unofficial ambassador of Nepal, Pushkar was awarded cultural peace award by united nation in 2010. Pushkar Shah shares his wisdom, experiences and opinions in a freewheeling conversation with the Daily Observer as he attended at Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2019.
As I intended to do something like this, I mean bicycle journey, my mother scared to give me permission. She was like "how it possible?" But on my continuous insistence, she let me to travel with bicycle. She had given me NRs. 100/- on the first day of my journey. But I didn't spend this money and I left my house in empty pocket. I kept travelling. Sometimes people gave me food, sometimes money and sometimes I worked and after saving some money I started traveling again. I think I am doing something special in my life, for my country. I am trying to be a nice person, not a big person.
I have cycled from -2 degrees cold to 42 degrees heat in the desert. Every day the climate changed for me. Wherever I went, I drank whatever water I got mainly because I couldn't afford to pay for the mineral water. There were days when I did not even have $1 with me but I continued my journey sometimes without food, sometimes eating orange peels, sometimes on sugarcane and sometimes just on water. I feel because I was born and brought up in the hills, my digestive system is really strong because in these 6 years of traveling, I have not suffered from any common cold or cough.
In New Zealand my cycle was stolen. In Barbados, I was attacked with a knife when I was sleeping in my tent. Upon learning it, Sir Edmund Hillary who is my hero bought me a cycle. It was my dream to meet him. I met him finally. Besides, in New Zealand, my cycle was stolen, and he replaced all my stolen belongings.
I was kidnapped from Mexico while I was resting on the road. Three people caught hold of me and took me away with them. When they took me to a jungle, I knew they were going to kill me. I was taken 180 km inside the jungle, nearly 31/2 hours away. I told myself that if I have to die, then I might as well fight and not die like an animal-helpless. I beat up one of the assailants, threw him and ran away. I could not understand why they did it as they could not speak English and I could not speak Spanish.
I am visiting Bangladesh for a week. Bengali people are very smiley and friendly. In the visiting time of Bangladesh on April 19 in the morning I was cycling from Dhaka to Keraniganj where the distance is70 km with Bangladesh cyclist. And we declare we have a 'visit Nepaly year 2020'. In 2020 Bangladesh cyclist will visit Nepal and Nepaly cyclist will visit Bangladesh all together.