The 15th of August is and always has been an important day for us Indians.
This year Mumbai witnessed a record-breaking spectacle when, for the first time, 1,300 Royal Enfield riders gathered to ride together in celebration of the Independence Day.
Royal Enfield owners get together on such occasions in a spirit of brotherhood and ride together either for a cause or to spread the message of brotherhood and safety. If you happened to live in the vicinity of Bandra, at about 8.00 am you would have awakened to the sound of hundreds of bikes and thousands of people all gearing up for the start of the rally.
The rally started from the Royal Enfield showroom at Bandra and made its way to the Gateway of India and back via Marine Drive and Worli Sea Face. The theme for this year’s ride was: ‘A royal salute to the Indian armed forces’.
Compared to previous local rides, this year’s ride was well organised and rider and pillion safety were of utmost importance.