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India’s popular brand name in hospitality and cycling circuits- Ciclo Café started with a vision to bring together members of the cycling community, increase awareness about cycling and foster cycling excellence in the community. Keeping up to their promise of having cyclists from our country reach international levels, Ciclo Café and Ciclo Team Racing is now launching ‘Ciclo Academy’. Ciclo Academy desires to go #BeyondNationalChampions and raise the bar of what we can achieve in the sport of cycling globally, this will offer a platform to elevate amateur and professional cyclists in India and expose them to the very different world of international cycling. The 1st edition of Ciclo Academy will be a 3-day cycling training boot camp, starting from 18th of May 2017 in Nandi Hills, where riders will be coached by multiple time National champions- Naveen John and Arvind Panwar.

Ashish R Thadani (CEO, TI Absolute Concepts) commenting on opening the registrations said, “Ciclo as a brand was launched with a vision to bring together members of the cycling community. At Ciclo each one is inspired to go beyond limits and build a stronger community for cyclist in India. Ciclo Academy is our effort to nurture young talent and expose them to cycling at an international level. Becoming a professional cyclist requires not just talent and an extraordinary amount of hard work on the part of the cyclist, but also requires a support system that empowers the cyclist with the best equipment, knowledge, coaching, training and racing opportunities”.


1.15+ year old rider

2.In case of parent, he/she must be an active cyclist

3.a coach to a young rider

4.or an elite/amateur racer looking at gaining a competitive edge in racing at community/state/national-level


1. Below 21 years of age

2. Already participated in national/ state/ community level races and shown tremendous performance improvement

3. Should be willing to travel on his/her own and attend the training camp for the entire duration if selected for the scholarship

*The selection criteria for the scholarship program is solely decided by the members and management of Ciclo Team Racing and the candidates will be chosen based purely on the merit of their talent, performance and aspirations

Ciclo Cafe along with 2GO will also be presenting scholarships (50% of the camp fees) for the Ciclo Academy training camp to deserving young cyclists to enable them to get a taste of world-class training and help them gain a competitive edge in racing at community/state/national-level in India.

“Through this platform, we look forward to seeing exciting young talent in the field of cycling. The camp will include testing to speed among the best riders in the country, bike handling skills to improve your efficiency in a pack, bunch racing tactics, strength and mobility sessions, group interactions, and sharing as much accrued knowledge on getting to the top level in Indian cycling and beyond.” said, Naveen John.

Focusing the individual attention, Ciclo Academy will take in only 30 cyclists at the fist camp.

How to Apply:

o Interested cyclists can fill out the application form, following which they will be shortlisted based on interest and expertise.



The Cost of the Camp is Rs.15000 for 3 days.

The shortlisted riders can then make their payments and secure their spot.

About Ciclo Café

Absolute Specialty partnered with TI Cycles to set up Ciclo Café with a vision to bring together members of the cycling community, increase awareness about cycling and foster cycling excellence in the community.

Ciclo Café, present in Chennai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon has grown to be a hub for cycling and sports enthusiasts with top-class facilities for sales & service of premium bicycles, cycling merchandise and accessories, in-store expert advice on cycling, regular rides and tours – all accompanied with world-class hospitality in the form of premium F&B services with international cuisines.


2go active wear has designed the racing jersey for the Ciclo racing team using its expertise in performance fabrics and technical construction. The racing jerseys are made using moisture wicking fabric and come with vented mesh on the sides. The designs bring alive the yellow and black team colours with dynamic graphics and reflective elements.

Track and Trail

Track and Trail is an Omni channel retail brand with a vision of “Spreading the Joy of Cycling”. It is a one stop shop for all cycling needs that includes bicycle sales, service, spares, accessories, rentals, rides, events and workshops. With a network of 60 stores across the country and plans in place to open another 200 stores in the next 15 months, Track and Trail is the fastest growing chain of bicycle stores.

Track & Trail stores cater to urban consumers across age groups who are considering cycling for leisure and recreation through our wide range of brands like BSA, Ladybird, Hercules, Roadeo, Mach City and Montra. Track & Trail Sport stores cater to the discerning performance oriented consumer with a selection of in-house and international brands like Montra, Ridley, Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Bianchi and Dahon. Accessories brands like XMR, Shimano, Tacx, Hutchinson, Forza, FSA, FLR, etc. form an important part of the product offering at Track & Trail.


Ridley Bikes was established in 1990, and is today considered one of the leading innovators in Bicycle Technology in Carbon and Alloy for key segments of Road, Cyclocross and MTB. Headquartered in Paal-Beringen, Belgium Ridley Bikes is distributed in over 30 countries and is a proud sponsor of the Lotto Soudal, Cult Energy, Telnet Fedia and Sunweb Professional cycling teams. They hold numerous patents for aerodynamic design of frames and forks and have their products tested in Wind tunnels and universities throughout the world. It also supports one of the leading UCI World teams Team Lotto Soudal, whose riders won 4 stages at the 2105 edition of Tour de France.

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