Para cyclists complete cycle ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari, 31 December (IANS). Members of the country’s para-cycling team, led by India’s first international medal winner Para cyclist Aditya Mehta, have completed a 45-day cycle ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

The goal of Cycle Ride is to raise awareness for para sports along with raising money for the charity. This expedition was named Infinity Ride K2K 2020.

Under the mission of Brain Child of Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), this 30-day-long journey of 30 cyclists was 3842 km, which they achieved by reaching Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the country.

Aditya Mehta, founder of the Aditya Mehta Foundation, said, I have cycled in a similar terrain in 2013 as well. I had to face many challenges both physically and mentally at that time but two people I had loved at that time inspired me to establish the Aditya Mehta Foundation. Now after so many years, under our initiative, our 30-member riding team was able to complete a spectacular journey amidst the challenges of the Corona epidemic. We hope that this awareness campaign will inspire people and they will come forward and join this mission, which aims to discover new and best para talent in the country.

After traveling 36 cities across the country, the drivers of Infinity Ride 2K 2020 ended their journey at the Historic Vivekananda Rak Memorial, where they were welcomed by officials of the Defense and Central Armed Forces.

The sixth edition of 2020 of Infinity Ride 2 was flagged off on 19 November in Srinagar. The Border Security Force has been supporting Infinity Ride since its inception in 2013.

Infinity Ride 2020 aims to discover and nurture emerging para sports talents across the country and prepare them to compete at the highest levels and represent India at the global level. AMF has been raising funds through its flagship fund raising initiative – Infinity Ride.

Infinite Ride 2K 2020 was led by Asian Para Cycling Championship bronze medalist Harinder Singh, who won bronze in the Asian Games track cycling event. Along with them, Tanya Daga, the only female para-cyclist in the country in Infinite Ride K2K 2020.

– -IANS

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