First Junior Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati

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MALAV DUTTA

Malav Dutta was born  on 11th April 2005 in Guwahati. He is the younger of two sons of  Mr. Anup Dutta and Ms. Anmika Barua. He is studying in standard VIII in Capital Metropolitan English High School.

He learnt cycling when he was 11 years old and started taking part in different cycling rallies and rides since 2017. He developed an interest in Mountain Biking in 2018 and started training for Cross Country and Downhill races.  He took part in many MTB races in different parts of the country and won two bronze medals in the 16th MTB National Championships in January 2020.

 

He says that his parents have been very supportive and have always encouraged him to follow his passion for cycling. he has been guided and supported immensely by Spokehub Racing in developing his skills as a MTB racer.

Malav's goals as Junior Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati

As the Junior Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati he will encourage the youths to take up cycling as a sport. He says sports builds discipline as well as focus in life and makes one healthy. Malav believes that in Guwahati there are not many people of his age group who cycle regularly as their parents do not allow them to. But parents allow their children to participate in cycling events and races. He hopes that seeing his cycling achievements many parents will encourage their children to take up cycling also.

He believes that with more young cyclists on the streets cycling regularly the government will realise the importance of providing cycling lanes for our safety.

He will promote cycling among the student community by speaking, writing and sharing, information about the benefits of cycling through all mediums. He will perform these roles in consultation, guidance and advise of the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati and other members of Pedal for a Change.

Why Malav loves to cycle?

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Malav says "I like cycling because it helps me to remain fit and disciplined. I don’t need to spend money for travelling within the city for my tuitions, meeting friends and for my training. Besides that cycling helps the city to be pollution free and does not cause any traffic congestion."

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Malav's Achievements

2021

17th Nationals Mountain Bike Championship,

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

3rd Position in Youth Category

2020

Assam Downhill Championship 3.0

Guwahati, Assam, India

3rd Position in Men's Full Suspension Category

2020

16th Nationals Mountain Bike Championship,

Haldwani, Uttrakhand, India

  • Bronze Medal  in ITT Time trial in youth category

  • Bronze Medal in XCO Race in Youth category

2020

Dwijing XC 2.0,

Chirang, Assam, India

 Junior’s 3rd Position

2019

MTB Tawang,

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Juniors’ 3rd Position

2019

North Quest Ladakh Challenge Qualifiers,

Guwahati, Assam, India

Juniors’ 1st position

2019

Assam Downhill Championship 2.0

Guwahati, Assam, India

6th Position in Hardtail Category

2019

MTB Kenewa,

Arunachal Pradesh, India

4th Position in Open Category

2019

Guwahati XCO Mudfest,

Guwahati, Assam, India

Juniors’ 1st Position

2018

MTB Arunachal,

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Most Promising Rider (Youngest)

2018

MTB Arunachal Qualifiers,

Guwahati, Assam, India

Juniors’ 1st Position

2018

MTB Tawang,

Arunachal Pradesh, India

9th Position in Open Category

2018

MTB Tawang Qualifiers,

Guwahati, Assam, India

3rd Position in Open Category

Malav's Photos

MTB Nationals 2020
MTB Nationals 2020

XC Trail
XC Trail

Northquest Qualifiers 2019
Northquest Qualifiers 2019

MTB Nationals 2020
MTB Nationals 2020

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