For those cyclists who want to shift from randonneuring to racing, this article will help you understand the commonalities and challenges… India might have millions of people cycling every day across the country. But only a small fraction are people who consider it a sport. And within this tiny ecosystem of ours, randonneurs and endurance riding is arguably the most…View More Transition from Randonneuring to Racing: The How To!
Brevets are a nice mixture of touring and racing. You have enough time to enjoy the countryside as you do while touring, but you are at the same time racing the clock. Which is why it is so popular in India. You enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders, without the cut throat competition of racing. While at the same time,…View More A tourer’s perspective of randonneuring…
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…View More Pedalling from India Gate to Gateway of India!
You’ve recently got into cycling and are now looking at cycling your first century, then this quick guide should help you successfully do it! One of the only silver linings on the dark cloud that this pandemic is, is that a whole bunch of people have got into cycling. As they were locked up at home during the lockdown, a…View More Riding your First Century? Here’s the ‘How To’!
#CyclingMonks accompanied these super cool cyclists of Konkan Randonneurs, as they rode a 600 km brevet from Tavandi to Pune and back. Konkan Randonneurs Konkan Randonneurs are a group of keen cyclists based out of Sawantwadi, Maharashtra. The group is affiliated to the Audax India club, which in turn is affiliated to the parent in France. The group organises timed…View More Konkan Randonneurs: 600 KM Brevet!
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…View More India’s First Self-Supported Ultra Cycle Race!
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…View More London Edinburgh London: A first timer’s perspective!
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…View More Riding a 1400 km brevet with Nitin Yadav