Excelsior Sports Correspondent
Srinagar, Dec 24: A team eight cyclists from Pune today morning set out for 4000 kilometers Kashmir to Kanyakumari (K2K) unsupported cycling expedition under the theme ‘Save Environment and Save Mankind’ here at historic Ghantaghar (Clock Tower) Lal Chowk, here today
The unsupported cycling expedition was flagged off by president JK Mountain Biking Association Riyaz Wani along with secretary, Asif Bhat.
The cyclists are Subhash Waje, Vijay Gavane, Sampat Chaudhari, Sachin Nemade, Sandeep Udhane, Navnath Rodage, Sheikh Ahmad and Santosh Zende all from Noval Athletes Association Pune.
Wani while speaking on the occasion termed the expedition a historic movement that a team of eight cyclists is attempting to set a record as team by pedaling for around 10 to 15 hours daily.
The team began the ride at 6.24 am from the Clock Tower and is expected to reach Udhampur in their first leg. The team will be also apply ‘World Ultra Cycling Association’ (WUCA), USA for set the record as team to complete the 4000 kilometers stretch via coastal route Srinagar, Udhampur, Jalandar, Fatehabad, Sikar, Beawar Rajasthan, Savli Gujarat, Navi Mumbai, Karwar Karnataka, Thrissur Kerala, Kollam Kerala and Kanyakumari.