Afaqs | 24/08/2020 08:20 AM | Click to read full article
With a huge non-urban population, India has had a healthy appetite for bicycles, making it the second-largest manufacturer, only after China.
While rural markets were always bicycle strongholds, those living in cities are taking to cycling for reasons ranging from fitness, leisure, and even general commuting. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in more people taking to cycling to stay fit. The reduced dependency on public transport is also a key reason.