In conversation with Gopikrishnan Kesavan, who set a WUCA Kashmir to Kanyakumari record, being the fastest self-supported cyclist. He rode this 3641 km in 13 days flat! Meet Gopikrishnan Kesavan, a 27-year-old IT professional from Trichy, Tamil Nadu, currently working at Deloitte in Chennai. While his daytime job involves the…View More Gopikrishnan Kesavan: From Binge Watching to Binge Cycling!
We chat with Faisal Qadir, who successfully did an Everesting in Ladakh this year. Climbing 8800+ metres at a whopping altitude of 3600m AMSL! Surely the highest Everesting ever done in India… Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Everesting for cyclists became big. In India and abroad you…View More Conquering Nirvana: Faisal Qadir’s Epic Everesting in Ladakh…
The Ladakh Winter Gran Fondo was a 100 kilometre/ mile ride, which saw cyclists brave extreme winter conditions at high altitude to complete this challenge on the 19th of March 2023. Here’s the ride report… Check out the video first! Winter in Ladakh is magical. The snow-covered peaks, frozen lakes, minimal vegetation,…View More Ladakh Winter Gran Fondo: Ride Report
London Edinburgh London 2022 was a randonnée event in the United Kingdom organised by Audax UK. We speak to some of our friends from India to hear their experiences of riding this 1500+ km route! Grab a big mug of coffee (or other beverage of choice) and read the shenanigans…View More London Edinburgh London 2022 with the Indian Contingent!
NO it isn’t… But 2 youngsters from Alibag, would have you believe it, as they successfully completed their Full Everesting Attempt. Meet 15-year-old Satvik Raikar and 16-year-old Amey Vaje, who together went Everesting in December. But they were not the only two young guns, as they were joined by 13-year-old,…View More Everesting is NOW Kid’s Play!
Meet Shivraj Thorat, a 16-year-old from Nashik, Maharashtra. The state which has somewhat become the home of endurance cyclists in India. On the 28th of June 2021, this young man, went about and did something incredible on a bicycle. He rode the maximum distance ever ridden in 24 hours by…View More Shivraj Thorat: Teenage Record Breaker!
In conversation with Grinshina Kartik about endurance cycling in India and abroad and the challenges that women face in this sport… In our ongoing Freewheeling series of Instagram Live Conversations, we chatted with Grinshina Kartik. She is an endurance cyclist based in Bangalore, who has ridden around large swathes of…View More Freewheeling with Grinshina Kartik
For those cyclists who want to shift from randonneuring to racing, this article will help you understand the commonalities and challenges… India might have millions of people cycling every day across the country. But only a small fraction are people who consider it a sport. And within this tiny ecosystem…View More Transition from Randonneuring to Racing: The How To!