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‘Working from Cycle’: Three friends pedal from Mumbai to Kanyakumari without giving office a miss

Bakcen George, Allwyn Joseph and Ratish Bhalerao decided to give a whole new meaning to Work-From-Home with their month-long cycling trip in the midst of the pandemic

Source | indianexpress.com | Shreya Das

While work from home became the order of the day for most people around the world during the novel coronavirus pandemic, three men from Maharashtra logged-in for work while on a cycling trip.

Bakcen George, Allwyn Joseph and Ratish Bhalerao decided to give a whole new dimension to the work-from-home concept during their month-long cycling trip in the midst of the pandemic. They pedalled from Mumbai to Kanyakumari cycle, covering a distance of 1,687 kilometres. For office work, the three professionals logged in from highway dhabas and lodges.

Friends for more than two decades, they said working from home made travel and adventure enthusiasts like themselves feel stuck in a rut. So, instead of being caught up in negative thoughts and feeling frustrated in such trying times, they decided to make ‘Working from Cycle’ a reality. Although it had its share of challenges, the trio says ‘it was worth it’.

George (31) had made up his mind on going for his third long-distance cycling trip in November. He later asked his two closest friends if they were interested. But while George got plenty of time for preparation, others agreed to join in only two days before his journey started in late November, last year. The group of friends reached journey’s end in December.

“It was worth it for sure. We enjoy both kinds of vacations and holidays. Family vacations have their charm, but adventure holidays are like a gift to yourself. Cycling doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s liberating and exhilarating,” George told indianexpress.com in an emailed reply.

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