2020 World Motorcycle Day: So, you can’t head out with your mates for a ride to celebrate the day for reasons we’re well aware of – the pandemic. But you could hear incredible stories of these Royal Enfield riders for some inspiration.
Today it seems is no regular day. 21 June 2020 has been marked by notable occasions – Father’s Day, International Yoga Day, summer solstice, a ring of fire solar eclipse and the one most dear to us, World Motorcycle Day. One would say the Motorcycle Day should see scores of people ride along to celebrate the community, however, we’re living in a world dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and so for the greater good, we must remain indoors. In our best attempt not to be bogged down by the fact that riding season may be farther away this year, we got in touch with some Royal Enfield owners to know their unique stories to utilise our and your time at home. Watch the video below to know more about the world’s first motorcycle club for the specially-abled, a father-son riding duo and their adventures, and some advice from a young lad on how to build a career around motorcycling.
In our conversations, Vinod Rawat, Founder, Convoy Control Club showed us a whole new avenue of motorcycles and what they can do for people. Specially-abled himself, he has been riding his Royal Enfield Bullet (which he lovingly calls Laila) for decades now and shows no signs of stopping. He formed a motorcycle club for the specially-abled and also raised funds for helping with flood-affected areas in Ladakh.
A young motorcycle adventurer Ridham Dey has done rides across the country, one of which was 15,000 km long in which he rode on the highest motorable road at Umlingla Pass and also the lowest motorable road down south. What makes this even better is that Ridham is accompanied by his father Abhijit Dey on his rides. The duo has bigger rides planned in the near future which will also back a social cause.
24-year-old Shubham Saini is an entrepreneur and a motorcyclist. Saini has built a community called Photographers of India with over 5 lakh followers where budding photographers and videographers can together and learn more. He trusts his Royal Enfield Himalayan for all his travels and is planning ‘the other K2K’ ride soon. (While many motorcyclists wish to do K2K – Kashmir to Kanyakumari – Saini plans to do a ride form the western-most village of India to the far end of the east).