Imphal: Rohan Philem loves an adventure, especially when it allows him to raise awareness and funds for the most marginalised people.
Philem, who spent the entire pandemic helping arrange food for the homeless, has set his sights on another expedition. With ‘Cycling for Humanity’ as a theme in collaboration with AlphaVector, a home-grown start-up, Philem aims to raise money for homeless people.
With this goal in mind, Philem will be pedalling a Ninety One, AlphaVector’s popular cycle brand, across four cities covering over 5,000 km along the golden quadrilateral of India, namely Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
He will then return to Kolkata before wrapping up the campaign.
“I am meeting people as many people as possible to raise awareness and funds for the destitute. So far, I am not receiving a positive response from them, but I am hopeful it will be better in days to come,” said cyclist Philem.
When EastMojo reached him out on Monday, the young cyclist was yet to complete his first leg of the campaign in West Bengal.
A resident of Moirang Philem Leikai in Bishnupur district, Philem, 25, is a young cyclist activist who has toured the entire northeast and other parts of the country under various themes, including humanity and environment.
In 2020, Philem covered a distance of 10,000 km from New Delhi to Tokyo, making his first international cycling mission outside the country.