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…
What is it like to go cycling in Punjab? Junaid from Assam, who has been living and cycling in Punjab gives us an outsiders perspective of this incredible state… When we think about cycling as a lifestyle in India, we automatically think of Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and other big cities.…View More Cycling in Punjab: An Outsider’s Perspective…
We go cycling up Mana Pass, Niti Pass, and Barahoti in Uttarakhand, along the Indo-China border with Shivangee Rana… Most of us grew up listening to tales of yore from our parents and grandparents. We would sit wide-eyed in amazement as we heard stories of a time, which are unfathomable.…View More Cycling up Mana & Niti Pass with Shivangee!
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!
In Conversation with Milind Tambe, a Navy Veteran, who did the Indian Coastal Cycling expedition & then rode to Khardung La with friend and fellow cyclist, Shriram Kondhawekar… On the 5700 km coastal journey and 500 km mountain journey, Milind had a strong partner in crime in the form of…View More From Indian Coastal Cycling to Khardung La!
We go Cycling in Tirthan Valley with Mahathi and Archishman, as the duo take their mountain bikes and explore this corner of Himachal Pradesh this summer… Mahathi & Archishman go to Tirthan! Mahathi and Archishman first met in Chennai many years ago as they were doing their engineering in the…View More Mountain Love in Tirthan Valley!
Kalyan Cyclist Foundation organised MTB Rayate 2022, the third edition of this race, we at CyclingMonks.com are stoked to have partnered in these cool shenanigans! Cycling has been getting popular around the country, with many new riders taking up cycling as a lifestyle and a means of getting fit. Mountain…View More MTB Rayate 2022: Racing XCO and Enduro in the Western Ghats
Apidura Backcountry Review, where we use the 9 litre handlebar bag, 11 litre saddle pack and food pouch on the backroads of India… We got our hands on a bunch of bags from Apidura to use. These bags are from the Backcountry series of the London based bicycle luggage manufacturer.…View More Apidura Backcountry Review
Wondering how to go Cycling in Indian Summer conditions? Most of India faces extreme summers and you need to know this to cycle safely here! Ignoring the heat can be uncomfortable at best and lethal at worst… Cover Photo: Sajid Padinjare Peediyekkal Location: Aravakurichi at the 1200 LRM of God’s…View More Cycling in Indian Summer Heat!