Bhubaneswar: Around 1,000 cyclists would participate in the Konark International Cyclothon starting Saturday.
This year theme of the Konark International Cyclothon is 'Pedal to preserve nature.' This was announced by KIC and Roots of Odisha Foundation founder and director Sudhir Dash.
The cyclists will parade on the Marine Drive from Konark to Satapada. Out of which 20 cyclists mentored by five NGOs will go on a six-day cycling expedition from Konark to Koraput.
Various programmes like beach cleaning at Satapada, ecological orientation to fisherman, awareness programme at school and educational institution on the way, community engagement with local leaders, visit and environmental awareness and briefing and orientation of the mission, debates/deliberation on climate change, say no to plastic and plant a tree campaigning, campaigning on biodegradeable waste and its management, save animals, save tree, save environment campaign would be held during the period.