Mangalore, May 12: Charlie Bear, the world’s most travelled teddy bear was brought to Mangalore city by a group of motorcycle riders from Goa via Hubli and passed it on to a team of riders in Mangalore. The Bear started its relay ride in the United States in June 2013.
As part of the relay ride of Charlie Bear across the world by World Wide Relay Riders, the teddy bear is being passed on to group of motorcycle riders in cities with the hope of raising funds for children’s charities.
The bear was brought to the Indian subcontinent through Assam in March 2014, and after being taken to iconic places in Guwahati, Cherrapunjee and Shillong, it was relayed on to groups of motorcycle riders in Mumbai, Goa and Hubli, before being brought to Mangalore on Sunday,
The Charlie Bear was escorted from Mangalore to Calicut (Kozhikode) on Monday, May 12. As part of the relay ride, the funds that have been collected by the team of motorcycle riders, a sum of over Rs 5,000, was handed over to a local children’s orphanage in Mangalore.
A group of riders led by Srinath, Shawn Fernandes, Shivprasad Shetty and Brijesh Khandige have departed from Mangalore to Calicut and pass on the teddy bear to another team of riders awaiting them.
After its arrival in Mangalore, the teddy bear was taken in a ride around the city by enthusiastic riders from local motorcycle clubs including the Bullet club, Jawa and Yezdi club, Rev Limiters, Pulsar Naked wolves, Team Zero Gravity, Super Souls and Dark Viperz, which culminated on Sunday, May 11 at Panambur beach .