Actor Mahesh Babu flagged off ‘Chake De India Ride’ organised by the Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) to commemorate the 69th Independence Day here on Saturday. Bicycle enthusiasts participated in large numbers in the event. “Besides decreasing pollution, bicycles will also help in staying fit. It is heartening to see that more and more Hyderabadis are taking to bicycling,” Mahesh Babu said after flagging off the ride. Mahesh Babu was flanked by his Srimanthudu co-star Jagapathi Babu and director Koratala Siva during the event.