“280 Miles a Gallon” is a sensitisation awareness campaign involving Bikers of Bangalore. This campaign is an initiative of Sightsavers. The aim of this event is to promote the importance of eye care and prevent children residing in impoverished regions from going blind due to refractive error.
1. Why Bike Rally?
We believe the participants in this event understand and support the society along with their passion for bikes, long-rides, adventure, fun and companionship etc. These riders aim to have a constant and strong mechanism to aid charity in different aspects, the most important one being to fulfill the responsibility as responsible citizens.
2. Cause of the Event:
Through this event, we wish to promote the importance of eye care and prevent children residing in impoverished regions from going blind due to refractive error.
3. Objective of Fundraising:
Children in the school age group (5 – 15 years) are vulnerable to long term consequences of eye diseases if not detected and treated early. During the financial year 2014-15, NPCB had planned to provide spectacles to 900,000 school children through its school eye health programme. Considering the number of school children in the country, and the fact that 121 million children of the total children are enrolled in Government schools, this target is inadequate as the total number of children requiring spectacles is 4.9 million (based on a study of refractive error in children in a rural population in India conducted in 2014). In short, approximately 80% of children are deprived of benefits from quality eye health services. Since, it will be a fundraising event all the funds raised from this event shall go towards providing glasses to school going children under our school eye health programme implemented in 6 districts of India. Details of which will be mentioned in our Annual Report and also on our website. We will also encourage participants to raise funds on our behalf.
4. Details of the event:
Open for all riders !!
Date: 27th November, 2016, Sunday
Venue: Freedom Park, Bangalore to Highway Star Kolar, Karnataka
Approximate Distance – 80 km (one way)
Free Breakfast to all riders at Maiyas, Kolar
Itinerary @ AM
06:00 - Reporting Time at Freedom Park
06:00 – 06:45 – On spot registration (Old 500 & 1000rs note will not be accepted & Swiping Card Machine is available)
07:00 - Flag off from Freedom Park
9:00 - Reaches Venue, Highway Star, Kolar
09: 10 – Welcome address by Sightsavers
09:20 – Sponsors addressing the crowd & Breakfast
09:30 to 09:40 – Handover Certificates to Clubs
09:45 to 09:55 – Message from Guest of Honour, Mr. R Chakravarthy
10:00 to 10:10– Message from Guest of Honour, Mr. Anil Srivastav, Social Cause Traveller
10:15to 11:00 – Performance by Carnatic Blues (Fusion Band)
11:05 to 11:15 – Thank you note & Execution of the event.
Free breakfast at Maiyas to all riders and pillions
· Badges provided to all riders and pillions
· Coupons for Free Eye check up to all riders
· On spot registration is open from 6am to 6:45 amPillion registration fee is Rs.499
Note: We are taking a minimum amount of Rs 499 towards registration. A portion of the revenue generated for the event will go to supporting Sightsavers' School Eye Health Programme. The registration fee includes participation charges along with breakfast at Maiyas, Bangalore.
Name of the clubs who has already confirmed their participation:
1.Bengaluru Karizma Bikers Club
2.Bangalore Bullet Club
3.Bangalore RD350 Club
4.Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club
6.Bikers of India
10.Monks on Wheels
11.The Masked Bandits
12.The Roaring Pistons
15.Bangalore Offroad Drivers Association BODA
About Sightsavers: Sightsavers is a global development organisation working in India since 1966 to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind are supported adequately to lead lives of independence and dignity.