DATRI Cycle to Gift a Life 2019
About the event
This is the 6th edition of the mega cycling event DATRI has been conducting since 2014. We are proud to say that the event has scaled from 30 cyclists in 2014, upto 800 cyclists who participated this year. DATRI conducts this event in September to mark the ‘World Marrow Donor Day’, where cyclists participate to create awareness about Blood Stem Cell Donation. This is Chennai’s largest paid cycling event with maximum participation from the city Cycling groups, Corporates and Colleges. In 2015 Lakshmi Narayanan – Ex Vice Chairman and Ex CEO of Cognizant, flagged off the event and Actor Suhasini Manirathram was part of the event. The funds collected from this event will be utilised for the cause.
This year the event kick-started with the prelude of the Jersey Launch on 4th August 2019 conducted in Mayajaal Multiplex, where the Chief Guest Mr Sundar Rajan, first Indian Randanneur and Guest of Honour Film Director Andrew Louis launched the jersey. The cycling event happened on 8th September 2019, Sunday where 800 participants from all major cycling and marathon groups, corporates and common people participated.
The key attraction of the event was the 8yr old Abhinav G who cycled his first 100 kms and created a record. His previous record was the longest non-stop cycling 81.7 kms in 3 hours 32 minutes in the Asian Book of Records and Indian Book of Records. DATRI feels proud about supporting the little champ as part of our cycling event.