Founding Director & Mentor

Delhi By Cycle (DBC) is a company started by Dutchman Jack Leenaars in 2009. While working as a South Asia correspondent for De Telegraaf newspaper, one fine morning Jack started to discover the back lanes of Delhi on his cycle.

From a couple of participants on his first expeditions, the cycling tours have become a full hit in Delhi’s streets. Unique and green but most important, it’s a project with a soul. Jack and his wife Noreen, their son Pjotr and their two daughters Mali and Juul, dog Beggy and cat Pommetje lived in Delhi for 12 years.  In 2015 they shifted base to Goa to enjoy beautiful nature and culture and of course to explore new business opportunities.


CEO & Guide

Himanshu, a Multi-Local Indian! Born and raised in 12 different cities in India as he is an Air Force Brat. He loves cycling and traveling so much that he did 3300 km cycling across India! Cycling with Delhi By Cycle since 2016, CEO & Director of the team and has vision to create best experience for travelers in India.

In love with Delhi since 2008! Apart from that, he is in love with writing poetry, travel photography, meditation and telling stories in most fascinating ways.


Operations & Guide

Himadri, a commerce graduate from the University of Delhi Brought up in 5 cities in India and now calls Delhi as her home. With a self –  realization towards herself she started exploring new avenues of life, meeting new people and exploring the world of travel.

If she is on your tour, don’t miss to ask her about the best party places in Delhi, cafes in hidden lanes and corner of solace.


Office Manager

Renu handles almost everything. She did her graduation from Delhi University.

She handles office admin, accounts and many other things.  She handles office admin, accounts and many other things. She loves traveling and interested in social work.


Prahlad: From a little village in Chhatisgarh (Central India), to a flowerist’s in New Delhi and now a co-guide at DelhiByCycle, Prahlad finally seems to have found his groove! Quiet and dependable, he is always there to greet us and our clients with a wide smile! Both Mukesh and Prahlad also work for our partner Cards4U.


Jibin is a photographer and a musician. Currently pursuing his passion and building a career in the world of photography, He carries along with it his love for music by writing and composing music. Loves meeting new people and experiencing the world in different perspectives. We love his evergreen charming smile.


Jeswin hails from Kerala (southern part of India), born and grew up in Delhi. A true Dilli wala by luck and a tour guide by chance. He is simple and a free bird. Enjoy meeting new people, and loves traveling. He is with DBC as he believes cycling is the best way to see the city and get to know its culture and its true vibes.


Deepika is our young and enthusiatice guide. Currently pursuing MA in history from the University of Delhi, her love for history brought her to Delhi By Cycle. Taking pride in the heritage of her city, she is passionate about sharing this with others through heritage walks and cycle tours. She loves to travel and wants to explore the untold stories of the never static, less traversed lanes of Delhi.  Also, she is an avid reader and enjoys playing tennis.


A full-time daydreamer and part-time tour guide at DelhiByCycle. She can laugh at almost anything which earned her the moniker “Zoozoo”. A degree in design and procrasti-work made her to explore the photography. When she is not Cycling, she can be found in the streets of Delhi toying with her camera or at a few cafes sipping coffee.


Tulsi is our very happy and smiling guide.Tulsi hails from Manipur, a beautiful and adventurous place of India. Apart from her personal and professional interest in Fashion and Luxury Design Industry, she loves sports and adventure. On a full time basis, she runs her own Interior design consultancy company representing various European high end furniture brands for the Indian market. She feels cycling in the morning always increases the day’s productivity. Loves culture, learning new things, meeting new people, cycling and all that DBC is about.


Raju is our handsome and very hardworking co-guide with a unique background. DelhiByCycle doesn’t want to be a cycle tour only, as daily guests of Delhi we come across lots of dramatic scenes. For example street children who are forced to sleep just a few meters from our meeting point. That’s why we decided to offer a job opportunity to these kids. Raju was raised up at Salaam Baalak, an NGO offering shelter to hundreds of these kids living in and around New Delhi station. He loves trekking, rock climbing and is very good in dancing. We are proud he has become part of our team.


Shashi is our very happy and ever smiling guide. A trained human rights lawyer with international exposure, he has worked with many NGOs.  He is a qualified English teacher and trainer at The British Council.  He hardly finds any difference between the job of a teacher and a tour guide. He believes that the skills of one of his jobs are transferable into the other. He loves reading and writing and always has himself updated about what’s happening in and around the world. A great lover of history and culture he believes that History means His Story and Mystery means My Story. So Shashi is a Mystery with a great knowledge of History. We find him a very interesting guy.


Ahmer is a freelance writer, poet and film maker. Literature and History are two of his love. After getting master’s degree in History, Ahmer has involved with several social welfare organization. Now working as project programer in a consultancy firm.


Mukesh: reliable and friendly. Excellent co-guide (= the guy at the back of the group) he has been with us from the very beginning. He loves chocolate cookies at the chai break. We love his disarming smile.