Harley, Triumph, Honda, Jawa and Yezdi India group rides

This Independence Day, Harley riders in India saw each chapter organize rides in different regions as part of the yearly Freedom Day ride. Dunes Chapter (Jaipur) rode to Khajuwala in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan, 9 km from Indo-Pakistan to celebrate with BSF Jawans by participating in their flag hoisting ceremony.

Harley-Davidson Freedom Ride 2014Mcleodgang saw Himalayan Chapter (Chandigarh) and Capital Chapter (Delhi-NCR) ride in. Riders was flagged off by Sudhir Sharma, Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Town & Country Planning, Himachal Pradesh.

Seven Islands Chapter (Mumbai) were part of a flag hoisting ceremony along with children from NGO-Bandra East Community Center at Cardinal Gracias High School. Riders kept on teh road all the way to Lonavala. Coromandel Chapter (Chennai) riders rode from Chennai to Kanthaloor. A ride for charity, for an orphanage at Kanthaloor was organised on August 16, 2014.

Triumph India rideTriumph Motorcycles India saw about 150 Triumph customers across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Pune ride to commemorate and celebrate the spirit of freedom. Flagged off across 8 dealerships and the RAT’s (Riders association of Triumph), each group rode in their specific city.

Honda’s Big Bike weekend with Black Pistons Super Bikers Club promotes fun-riding and safety. Flagged off from Honda’s Wing World Showroom at Naraina, Delhi, 25 club riders participated riding about 120 kms to Manesar.

Jawa and Yezdi ride 2014The first all-India Jawa & Yezdi Ride to Hampi was underatken through August 15-17 in support of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India’s (FMSCI) Action for Road Safety campaign. Organised by Jawa and Yezdi Club of Hyderabad (JAYCOH), about 60 riders from across India confirmed participation, riding to Vijayanagara Empire ruins on Independence Day. Riders from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Nashik rode out from their cities on Independence Day morn to reach hampi that evening. 24 participants joined in from Pune, and 16 from Hyderabad.

The FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile) had launched its Action for Road Safety global campaign in support of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety. The FIA’s initiative aims to lower the alarming figures associated with global road accidents and to spread the safer motoring message. Hosepet Round Table 231 was associated with the ride.