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Indian cyclist cycles 1500 KM in 124 hours


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Renu Singhi, a 57-year-old cyclist belonging in India has made the record of cycling for 1500 KM in 124 hours and 32 minutes in the London-Edinburgh-London 2022 cycle race, while the time-limit set was 125 hours. She is the only Indian female cyclist to achieve this feat.

London-Edinburgh-London is one of the world’s most challenging self-sported cycle rides, in which the participant is required to gain an elevation of 14000 metres, which is higher than Mt. Everest. The aim for all the 1900 participants from across the world was to start cycling from London, reach Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and return to London, completing a 1500 KM trip within the set time-limit of 125 hours.

Renu Singhi, who has cycled a distance of more than 55000 KM in total, said that she had started cycling six years ago, in order to maintain her fitness levels and then, she got associated with the Jaipur Cycling Community and with the early-morning cycle rides to Nahargarh and nearby areas with the club members, her confidence boosted.

She added that after that, she completed the super-series of rides of distances 100, 200, 300, 400 and 600 KM in one calendar year, for which, she received the title of ‘Super Randonneur’ five times. She had also won a gold medal in a 1200 KM race.

Back in February, 2021, she completed ‘Hawk Rider’, Jalandhar’s 1500 KM super randonneur series. Following which, in October 2021, being Rajasthan’s only female cyclist, completed a 420 KM ride from Srinagar to Leh and after Leh, cycled to Khardung La, situated 18000 feet above the sea level.

Apart from this, Renu has also cycled 1200 KM in Tour De Rajasthan and rode the distance of 1450 KM from Delhi to Mumbai in six days in G2G. In the National Event organized by the Kota Cycling Community, she emerged the winner in the female-category by cycling 1785 KM and running a distance of 426 KM.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
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