A team of 12 cyclists of Army Aviation complete 1,100 km cycling expedition

Sakal Times
Monday, 30 October 2017

Pune: In the first ever cycling expedition undertaken by the youngest arm of Indian Army, the Army Aviation, which is celebrating 31 years of its raising since November 1, 1986, a team of 12 cyclists rode out in the wee hours on October 9, 2017 from Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik, to cycle 1,100 km till the finishing line at Nagtalao on October 14, which is located 35 km ahead of Jodhpur, covering 200 km a day on an average.

Pune: In the first ever cycling expedition undertaken by the youngest arm of Indian Army, the Army Aviation, which is celebrating 31 years of its raising since November 1, 1986, a team of 12 cyclists rode out in the wee hours on October 9, 2017 from Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nashik, to cycle 1,100 km till the finishing line at Nagtalao on October 14, which is located 35 km ahead of Jodhpur, covering 200 km a day on an average.

The team, comprising 12 cyclists, was led by Lieutenant Colonel Srinivas Gokulnath, the first Indian to complete solo race across America earlier this year, and included other reputed cyclists like Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Kumar, who had completed the race around Austria in August this year.

The cycling expedition carried the message of ‘flight safety concerns all’ and completed the expedition in six legs, first leg from Nashik across the Sahyadri hill ranges up to coastal town of Daman, the second leg from Daman to Vadodara, third leg from Vadodara to Gandhinagar, fourth leg from Gandhinagar to Mount Abu, fifth leg from Mount Abu to Pali and the last leg from Pali to Nagtalao.

The cyclists described the expedition as an extremely adventurous and enriching experience.

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