A tour of the Nilgiris on cycle!

Tour of the Nilgiris

Tour of the Nilgiris

The Tour of Nilgiris is a 7 day, 919 km bicycle ride across the famed Nilgiri mountain range in South India. The Tour of Nilgiris takes off from Bangalore on 25 December 2008 and ends on 1 January 2009. As the name suggests, it is a tour and not a race. 

There are around 40 participants and do visit this page to get an idea about the background of these interesting (and daring!) folks! To ride for 919 kms will definitely be a feat of sorts. The places are already full up (they had 40 places) but you can do your bit and support the cause in different ways as listed on their site. 

An excerpt of one of the profiles: “Dattatreya Pandit Patil, 37, is a grape farmer and passionate cyclist from Sangli. He believes cycling is good for health, good for the environment and good for national integrity and peace! And it is not empty talk. He has been running a district cycling association for more than a decade in Sangli where he trains children of ten years and above for state and national-level competition.”

Currently, they have the following sponsors:
Official Accessory Partner: Wildcraft
Official Radio Partner: Radio Indigo 91.9FM
Official Medical Assistance Partner: Manipal Hospital
Official Print Partner: Time Out Bengaluru

Do support them and spread the word around!

1 Comment so far

  1. radman on November 25th, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

    Given the pathetic condition of indian roads, given the non-existence of road manners of indian drivers, and given the plethora of obstacles (both living and man made), the 919 KM is indeed an arduous tour. i read some of the bios of the participants. they seem to be an interesting and eclectic group. i am especially happy to see at least 2 of the 40 riders are extreme women. thanks for posting this.

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