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Yogender Singh equals world record in long-distance cycling by covering 1500km in 6 days

839   //    16 Feb 2018, 21:28 IST

Yogender Singh
Yogender Singh

What's the story?

Cyclist Yogender Singh made the nation proud by setting the Indian record as well as equalling the world record in long distance cycling.

Yogender cycled a total of 1500 km in six days during a gruelling journey that saw him and 11 other cyclists attempt the record. The cyclists travelled across cities such as Panipat, Karnal and Ambala before ending the journey at Noida, which was also the starting point for the historic event.

In case you didn't know...

The brevet was organised by Noida Randonneurs, an ultra-cycling body under Audax India. Yogender himself has been a part of many cycling adventures including the London to Edinburgh and back brevet which prepared him for this particular experience in India.

The heart of the matter

The group of experienced cyclists began their travel on the morning of February 10 from Sector 18 in Noida and rode to nearby Greater Noida before heading towards Mundlana in Haryana.

The brevet then covered several cities such as Panipat, Karnal and Ambala before finally making their way back to Noida where Yogender Singh completed the task fairly comfortably. It was the first time in India that a brevet such as this was organised which was completed in such little span of time.

What's next?

Yogender made India proud and has possibly opened doors for more such cycling events to take place in other regions of the country. Cycling is such a sport which can help an individual to stay fit and healthy and this initiative will go a long way in setting an example for the Indian citizens.

Author's take

It is a matter of great pride and is a sign of things to come as cyclists look to get together to take part in these initiatives and promote good health in the country.

Just a regular guy with a serious passion for sports.
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