Race Report from the Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge 2020. A 4 stage MTB XC race held in Ladakh in extreme conditions of cold and altitude… Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge 2020 This past week, some of the most talented mountain bikers of India congregated in the fantastic land of Ladakh to do what their do best, race bikes. With the pandemic…View More Racing at the Top of the World!
Check out these two incredible videos of urban downhill riding through the Himachali town of Shimla by Ashish Sherpa and Akshit Gaur. Cross Country (XC) Mountain bikers aren’t really known for their downhill skills. Especially super light boys who climb trails like mountain goats. Which is what makes these couple of videos rather unique from Ashish and Akshit. These 19…View More Blitzing through Shimla with Ashish Sherpa
Check out this story of CyclingMonks member, slibero, of his travels through the Spiti Valley on the forum. “It will be painful right? Yes it will be. Very painful? Yes…” At this point in the conversation it became clear to me that I was profoundly unprepared for the upcoming trip. After our plans to cycle in Mongolia in 2015 were…View More Flipbook of Landscapes
The full video of cycling in the Himalayas for 90 days is FINALLY live! The ride covered Spiti, Zanskar, Batalik, Ladakh, Nubra, Shyok, Pangong Tso, Hanle, Tso Moriri, Garhwal and Kumaon! Check it out and do subscribe to the CyclingMonks YouTube channel. If you prefer reading, you can check out the day wise blog here: https://www.cyclingmonks.com/90-days-cycling-himalayas/View More Cycling in the Himalayas
All good things must come to an end and so did this 90 day long cycle journey! The last few days saw the ride from temple town, Adibadri till Haldwani at the base of the Kumaoni Himalayas… This was part of our 90 day ride in the Himalayas covering Spiti, Zanskar, Batalik, Ladakh, Nubra, Shyok, Pangong, Hanle, Tso Moriri, Garhwal…View More 90 Days Cycling in the Himlayas: Day 87-90: Adibadri to Haldwani
The 85th and 86th days of cycling in the Himalayas saw the ride progressing from Banyani to Chirbhatiya and Adibadri in the Garhwal area of Uttarakhand. This was part of the 90 day ride in the Himalayas covering Spiti, Zanskar, Batalik, Ladakh, Nubra, Shyok, Pangong, Hanle, Tso Moriri, Garhwal and Kumaon! Read the previous day’s blog from Uttarkashi to Banyani,…View More 90 Days Cycling in the Himalayas: Day 85-86: Banyani to Adibadri
MTB Himalaya is one of the premier mountain bike races in India. Considered to be the toughest in the country and one amongst the world as well. The race has been conducted every year since 2005 and has seen top participants from around the world. The gruelling race offers unmatched climbing over its 8 competitive riding days as it starts…View More MTB Himalaya Sufferfest with Prateek Thakur!
The second day’s blog from the 90 day cycle ride in the Himalayas spanning Spiti, Zanskar, Batalik, Ladakh, Nubra, Shyok, Hanle and Tso Moriri. Day 2 Narkanda to Nankhari On the second morning of our ride we woke to fluffy white clouds enveloping the town of Narkanda. Seeing the constant drizzle and the chill morning, ensured I stayed in bed…View More 90 Days Cycling in the Himalayas: Day 2