JK Sports Council To Conduct Asia’s Longest Ultra Cycle Race: The Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council held a press conference on Tuesday to announce Asia’s first longest Ultra-Cycling Race, which will begin on March 1st, 2023.
Project Director Jeetendra Nayak, Joint Secretary Bashir Ahmad Bhat, and representatives from the J&K Sports Council presided over the press conference.
Speaking to the media, Nayak said that only 1000 km races had been staged in India so far, and he added that this longer race would provide all Indian ultra cyclists the chance to take part in an event of this caliber.
He disclosed that the cycle event has been designated as the Asian Ultra Cycling Championship and the World Ultra Cycling Championship by the World Ultra Cycling Association, USA.
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The cutoff times for solo, team of 2, and team of four peddling are respectively 12 days, 10 days, and 8 days.
The officers gave a briefing on the 3651 km race, which will begin in Srinagar, J&K, and culminate in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, near the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula.
He said, “The route is the longest highway in India, NH44, and travels through 12 important Indian States, 3 important metropolises, and more than 20 important cities.
The Joint Secretary noted that all preparations had been completed, including teams for security and assistance, to ensure a safe and successful event.
According to him, each rider’s crew and support vehicles will be there to help them finish the race.
Dr. Amrit Samarth, Sahil Sachdeva, Sumer Bansal, Dhiraj Kalsait, Shubham Das, Mahesh Kini, Atul Kadu, Vikram Uniyal, Manish Saini, Indrajeet Vardhan, Geeta Rao, and Amoeba Ravindra Reddy are the riders for the Solo team.
The teams consist of the ADCA, Amravati Riders, Maha Cycling Team, and Maharashtra Police.