I have been lucky to get to know a few running and cycling groups in Karachi, since I started Coffee Wagera. It’s always inspiring to meet these people, because I know how much passion, commitment and discipline it takes to come out for a run or ride before sunrise.
Ali Laghari is part of “Cycologists“, one of the most active cycling groups in Karachi. And I met him during World Heart Day on 29th September. That’s when I found out about his record 4900km of cycling in one month, and asked him a few questions… his responses were very inspiring indeed, as you can see from the video above. The highlights were:
- He wasn’t competing with anyone else – just himself!
- Cycling and healthy living is a way of life for him, which he is trying to promote.
- He cycled all the way to Mubarak Village and back – 100km in a day!
- He started small. Just one ride, on a rental bicycle. Then another…
Bonus: Commentary at by Zeeshan Khalid, another Cycologist, at the end of the video.