Cycling has become a huge passion for Hyderabadis. Many clubs are popping up in the city, and more and more people are taking up cycling as a hobby and also to maintain their fitness levels. Both eco-friendly and being low-impact exercise, cycling is a hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all age groups.
And one company has come up with an innovative thought to make their employees take to cycling on a regular basis. Mohammed Sadiq, south head of Euronics, is giving free cycles to all his employees to promote the activity. He shares that he was inspired by friends and later found cycling beneficial to his health.
Incidentally, their company organized an outing for the employees, and Sadiq suggested giving free cycles to the employees. Their MD being a cyclist himself, agreed to the idea. Sadiq himself happens to have cycled for about 1000 km and intends to get his employees to cycle for good health.
But there’s a catch for getting a free cycle. The employee who takes a free cycle must ride at least 150km during the first month and must complete at least 200 km in the next five months. Also, if one fails to achieve the goal, then they will have to pay a penalty of Rs 1500 to the company. Of the 15 employees working at Euronics in Hyderabad, nine of them signed a contract for the same, says a smiling Sadiq.
Soon, Sadiq plans to organize cycle-only days at his office. He says he is encouraging his employees to cycle to work at least once a week. On that day, the employees will be asked to run all errands on a cycle, says Sadiq. Next, he has a cycling campaign planned for January 26. Sadiq will be cycling to the Golconda Fort along with those employees who have taken the cycles on that day.