Pro-Health Foundation and Miles n Milers had jointly organised a cycle expedition from Nagpur to Pachmarhi recently. Deputy Commissioner of Police, EOW, Shweta Khedkar flagged off from Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur.
The two-day expedition went through the ghats of Ramakona hills, Tamiya ghat, Matkuli ghat and ended at Pachmarhi. In total had 26 cyclists participated out of which 12 cyclists doing solo riding and 14 doing in a team of two and four?
The total distance covered was 265 km. There were five women participants out of which Gayatri Andhare and Kavita Mundle did solo in 15 hours 59 minutes and15 hours 24minutes, respectively.
Mohit Arya (11 hrs 26 mins), Vivek Shah (11 hrs 57 mins) from Ahmedabad, Devanand Meshram (12 hrs 55mins) from Warud, Baljeet Juneja (13 hrs 17 mins), Darshan Chhatre (15 hrs 10 mins), Dr Rajendra Rai, Dr Rahul Khade from Wani and Dr Kiran Dhawale from Amravati finished the expedition in the solo category.
Poornima Satyanarayan, Yogita Iyer, Satyanarayan, Swaroop completed the expedition in 12 hrs 58 mins and Jyoti Patel Sachin Shirbavikar in 11 hrs 29mins, in the team event. Other teams of Praful Baid, Vishal Mane (11 hrs 24 mins) Rohit Kanoongo, Avinash Agrawal 14 hrs 32 mins), Shaunak Deo, Prasad Khedkar, Dr. Sarang Kandurwar, Govind Paul did in 12 hrs 52 mins completed the expedition.
Tejas Dhande and Shubham Das emerged as fore-runners in the solo category and completed the distance in 10 hrs 30 mins. The participants were crewed by Mukul Samarth, SumantMundle, Leena and Ajay Dhande, Mahesh Godbole, Anand Fiske, and Amita Shirbavikar. All the participants were trained and guided by Race Director Dr. Amit Samarth.
The entire program was organized by the team of Sumant Mundle, Rohit Kanoongo, Bhushan Deosarkar, Atul Bhojraj, Shrikant Deshpande. Anand Fiske, Rejendra Jaiswaj, Rishi Sehegal of Chain Reactions, Gajanan, Gaurav helped the team in making the event a success.
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