Idea Ka Funda was a bike rally from Kanyakumari to Mangalore sponsored by Idea Ka Funda, to create an awareness of road safety. Food, fuel and accommodation is provided by them. So many people came from different parts of Kerala in different bikes. But the dominant was Royal Enfield (more than 80%). This was my second opportunity to ride with Road Kings team. I registered to ride from Thiruvalla to Kochi only. I couldn’t start it from Kanyakumari. I went to Thiruvalla to join them. By the time I left Changanassery (on the way to Thiruvalla), they were already started. I joined the ride somewhere between Changanassery and Thiruvalla.
We reached Kochi by 4 PM. There was an event at Hotel Marriott International. All riders gathered at the event. Collected the Hand band (I got 3!) and T-Shirt. We missed the flower shower from Helicopter. Gujarat Assembly Speaker Mr. Ganpatsinh Vestabhai Vasava was the chief guest. Had food after the speeches and Road safety oath. The initial event plan was to continue the ride to Calicut and stay there. Since it was rainy they dropped the plan to ride upto Calicut on the same day and arranged stay for riders at Marriott Hotel. 5 members from Road Kings team stayed to continue the ride till Mangalore and others returned to Thiruvalla.
Had a bath for refreshment from the Club Suite and we spent quite a lot time in there (was that a dream?).
We went to the Hotel Lounge (near to swimming pool) to attend the event which they spoke about their actual plans. Idea Ka Funda is a platform to encourage investment, entrepreneurship, social, human and conscious development and awareness. Speeches again. This time more peoples (mostly entrepreneurs), shared their experiences and about their incubators facility they provide at their companies.
Had a good dinner after that which was arranged in the hotel itself. I ate Ghee rice, plain rice, Ice cream and finally a pepsi on the rocks! After that riders gathered around a table to have a chat and to know each other. I met a team from Calicut and team KL 14 from my hometown. 5 people came from Kasaragod to participate in this ride. It’s announced that they are going to end this ride at Kasaragod and planned to start the journey from Cochin at morning 5 AM. I came back to my room as I’m not riding to Kasaragod with them.
The ride was good and I can’t forget the moments in Marriott. I don’t know whether I’m going to have a chance to be there once more. I’m thankful to Vishnu from Road Kings team for this awesome experience.