: The second edition of the state's sole organised mass cycling event, 'Cyclathon' will be held here on April 8. The event, 'SilkAir Trivandrum Cyclathon 2017,' organised by Stark Communications in collaboration with Indus Cycling Embassy and the Trivandrum Bikers' club, is aimed at promoting cycling and healthy lifestyles. After the flag-off from Manaveeyam Road, Cyclathon will course through the Vellayambalam- Kowdiar- Pattom- Vellayambalam circuit here, crossing some of the greenest arterial roads of the city, a release said here today. The event comprises three ride categories catering to all sections of the society. The 40-km 'Champions Ride' is open to those who are 18 years and above, while the 'Trivandrum Fitness Ride,' a 14-km mass ride is open to all those from 13 years onwards and the 'Stark Kids Fun Ride' of 2.5 kms is for children in the age group of 10 -12 years, it said. The Champions Ride needs to be completed in 2 hours and the Fitness ride in an hour, it added. While the first three winners of the 'Champions Ride' will receive cash prizes totaling Rs 50,000, the winners of the Fitness Ride will take home attractive trophies. There are also medals for those who complete the ride within the stipulated time. Besides, certificates will be issued to all participants, it said. SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is the title sponsor of the event, which has MasterCard as the preferred partner. "We hope that this event helps spread the message on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are very happy to once again partner with this unique event, which was a great success in its inaugural edition," said SilkAir's Manager, Trivandrum, Julius Lim the release added.
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