Asia’s longest ever cycle race flagged off from Srinagar, J&K

Asia’s longest ever cycle race flagged off from Srinagar, J&K

The Asia’s longest-ever cycle race was flagged off from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. The race, after covering a distance of more than three thousand kilometres, will culminate at Kanyakumari.

Asia’s longest cycle race began in Srinagar today as 29 cyclists including one woman set off for the first of its kind 3651-kilometre event.

The race which has been accorded the status of Asian Ultracycling Championship by the world Ultracycling Association was flagged off today in Srinagar by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar Bidhuri.

The Divisional Commissioner while briefing the media persons about the event said. Earlier addressing the media persons, the Project Director Jeetendra Nayak said that only 1000 km races were held till date in India and maintained that this longest race from Kashmir to Kanyakumari will certainly give an opportunity to all the ultrcyclists in India to participate in this Ultracycling event of International standards.

The route for this cycle race will be the longest highway covering the National Highway-44 of 3651 kilometres passing through twelve major states, three major metropolitan cities and over twenty major cities of the country.