Bangalore Cycles for MSF

Ride with Dr Unni Karunakara, the former International President of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).  Dr Unni will be in Bangalore as he cycles the length of India, from Srinagar to Trivandrum (5600kms), in support of MSF and its work providing medical aid in nearly 70 countries, including eight projects in India.

MSF has been working in India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to the people most in need in the states of Bihar, Manipur, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland.

MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, exclusion from healthcare and offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 1996 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.


Freedom Park – St. John’s Hospital – Freedom Park

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2 Meeting Points:

1. Open Parking, Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar

Gather: 06:30AM | Flag off: 07:00AM


2. Join at midpoint St. Johns Hospital

Gather: 07.15AM | Flag off: 07.30AM

Finish point: Amphitheatre, Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar

Please indicate at which point you will join the event when registering for the event

Refreshments will be provided by students of the Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore.

Dr Unni looks forward to riding with fellow cyclists and sharing stories about his journey so far.

“I love to cycle. As a medical intern in India in 1988, I biked from Delhi to Leh to Srinagar and back to Delhi. I dreamt, one day, to ride from one end of India to the other. Twenty-five years later, I can fulfill this dream and combine it with my other passion, which is to connect with people, start meaningful dialogues and learn from each other.”

Ride terrain: 100% road
Total ride distance: 18.9km
Freedom Park to St. Johns Hospital back to Freedom Park

Free and open to all

What to bring:
• Your bike
• Helmet – mandatory
• water bottles – (recommended)
• Gloves
• Spare tube
• Mini pump
• Front light
• Rear blinker
• Padded cycling shorts (recommended)
• Closed toe shoes
• Sunglasses (advisable)
• Mosquito repellent
• Hydration Bag-pack (optional)

* We will have photographers and videographers capturing/recording the event, if you don’t wish to be captured by our film team please identity yourself to the volunteers or staff present on the ground.

For more information contact:

Follow Dr Unni as he rides the length of India to cycle for MSF:
5000 kms | 10 states | 100 days | | 65 stops | 10 medical colleges | 10 film screenings | meeting with cycle clubs
#unnicyclecles, #cycleforMSF

Event Date: 2014-01-12
Timings: 06:00

Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

City: Bangalore

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