Recreational cycling groups, team members from left: Adrian Chandrasekara, Deepthi Peris, Ithquan Mahmud, Nishanthe Piyasena, Varuni Amunugama Fernando, Peter Bluck, Lalanthi Rajapakse, Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, Ivan Brown, Yasas Hewage and Dharshni Ariyaratne

The Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka along with recreational cycling groups like the Pedal Pushers Cyclists, Wroom, Boralu Boyz, Action Lanka, Colombo Mountain Bikers, as well as, the Sri Lanka Traffic Police last week issued a fervent plea to the driving community at large. This plea is to respect the cyclists and ‘Share the road with cyclists’, so that safety can be assured to the cyclists. Safety is fundamental in this form of transport and empathy by drivers is crucial.

President of the Sri Lanka Cycling Federation, Dr. Amal Harsh de Silva expressed his views as “cycling is a must in our fast developing country. We have always loved this sport and supported it at a professional level. Now we believe the time has come for the sport to transform also into a recreational passion; one that will herald a new beginning for a sustainable development in our country and in creating a healthy and fit nation of Sri Lankans