The Bangalore Cycling Club (a cycle team run by Venkatesh of Wheelsports) will be pedaling to Mumbai from Bangalore starting tomorrow morning (Feb 16, 2010). They will be covering a distance of 1010 kms in 4 days as per the following itinerary:
- Feb 16 – Bengaluru to Davanagere 265 km
- Feb 17 – Davanagere to Belgaum 246 km
- Feb 18 – Belgaum to Pune 336 km
- Feb 19 – Pune to Mumbai 163 km
- Feb 20 – Rest at Mumbai
- Feb 21 – Participate in the Mumbai Cyclothon and the Mumbai Car Free Day
The team is comprised of: Sridhar Savanur, Arun Rajput, Sangappa Kurni, Vittal Nayak, Mahadev Kurni, Jaggu Karkol, Suresh Mali, Ramesh Rathod, Sangamesh Talwar and Assif Attar.
Venkatesh and two others will accompany them in a support car during this grueling ride which will surely be a test of endurance and human spirit. The ride will be flagged off by Sri. Bhaskar Rao, IPS, Transport Comissioner, Govt. of Karnataka from Vidhana Soudha Entrance tomorrow morning at 0630 hrs. The ride is supported by the Transport Department, Govt. Of Karnataka, Godrej Foundation, Mumbai, KBS Foundation, Mumbai and Methods Automotive Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Update (16th Feb): TOI news clip about the ride.