Transforming from Mota Bhai Biryani Waala to GK Fat Bike Rider…

Meet GK Fat Bike Rider from Vijaywada who had his life transformed by the humble bicycle. He lost 44 kg in 7 months just by riding his bike. A lot… Bicycles Transform Lives… We all have our different reasons for riding a cycle. Some to compete, others to represent the country on the global stage, others to socialise with friends…

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Pedalling from India Gate to Gateway of India!

Meet Sameera Auluck from Ludhiana, a fashion designer and mother of three, who went cycling from Delhi to Mumbai in December 2020. Through the freezing cold winter of the north! With the pandemic raging on, Sameera along with a group of cyclists rode from India Gate in Delhi to Gateway of India in Mumbai. From 3 degrees of North Indian…

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La La Land Ultra: Race Against the Mountain Course

Race Report from La La Land Ultra: A self-supported ultra distance cycle race which started in Manali and went all the way till Turtuk covering 700 km! This first of its kind race had an average altitude of 13000 ft. and crossed multiple 18000 ft. high passes… La La Land Ultra Rohtang La, Baralacha La, Nakee La, Lachung La, Tanglang…

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India’s First Self-Supported Ultra Cycle Race!

In April 2019, a self-supported ultra cycle race was organised, called the MangoTrans. A first of its kind in India, which will soon be followed by La La Land Ultra! Self-Supported Ultra Cycle Race There are those who want a shot of adrenaline in a short time. For these people there are closed circuit, sprint, XCO and downhill races. These…

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London Edinburgh London: A first timer’s perspective!

The London Edinburgh London is one of the most well known brevets across the globe. Second only to the mother of them all, Paris Brest Paris. Sayi Rama Krishna speaks to CyclingMonks about his experience of participating in this gruelling bicycle event. LEL, as it is popularly known, is held every four years, with the first in 1989. Sayi rode…

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Riding a 1400 km brevet with Nitin Yadav

For an outsider looking in, cyclists are one and the same. Crazy people perched on a tiny saddle, pushing away on those pedals. Yet, there are a bazillion different genres of pushing those pedals. Randonneuring in India has picked up significantly in the last few years, with a brevet being held in almost every corner of the country. We chat…

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