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Friday, October 25, 2013


Since the time I had organized on behalf of Rotary Bangalore Whitefield Central (RBWC) club long group ride from Bangalore to Chennai & Pondicherry (12th Jan to 17th Jan 2013) there was lot of pressure on me from my fellow Rotarians to form IFCR i.e., International Fellowship of Cycling Rotarians for RI District 3190.

Participants at IFCR charter meeting-21.7.2013
Formation of IFCR would call for lot of ground work, communication, meetings and above all commitment. But since RBWC had to take lead in the district, being a member of RBWC I had to take the baton of formation of IFCR.

Accordingly, first charter meeting of IFCR convened by RBWC was held at Fortune Hotel, Whitefield, Bangalore on 21st July 2013 well attended by Rotarians of many other clubs who were enthusiastic cyclists. The meeting went off well and an ad-hoc committee of IFCR was formed. Members present for the meeting unanimously chose me as the President. 

As charter President of IFCR, my immediate task was to draft a constitution for IFCR and also get the bank account opened so that the IFCR gets a shape & structure. After lots of study, exchange of views, sharing of experience by Rtn Prithvi Raval (founder President of International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians) on 29.7.2013 I prepared draft constitution for IFCR and rolled out to all members for their views and consideration.

We then had a meeting on 1.9.2013 in Century club, Cubbon Park, Bangalore. At this meeting draft constitution was taken up for discussion threadbare and after lots of deliberation final draft was made.
Meanwhile, bank account was also opened in Nationalised Bank so that members could pay their membership dues.

Meeting on 1.9.2013 at Century club

Since the time of formation of IFCR we have been having monthly rides of 50-60 kms in and around Bangalore. One long tide is planned in December 2013 from Bangalore to Madikeri (Coorg).
Monthly ride photograph

Monthly ride photograph