It’s ‘Incredible India’ for a reason. Alike knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen. Here is Mr. Nagaraj who is riding all through India alone on a bicycle for a cause, creating a Guinness record all alone. Well! He want’s to prove Endurance Sport is no alien to India.
The dream of Touring India on Pedal and Saddle started way back in 1996 when he witnessed a group of Lord Ayyapan devotees walking and cycling 1150km from Hyderabad to Sabarimalai to perform the pilgrimage. Being young there was the need to complete the education and get a job. He eventually went abroad and the chances of touring on cycle got diminished. The desire was not and it grew in size and transformed to even bigger dream of cycling through circumnavigate India along the coast and the international borders riding through all 28 states and 5 union territories (except Andaman and Nicobar Islands and LakshwadeepIslands). That desire brought im back to India and he planned the detailed route for 5 months and started training for the continuous riding.
It was not an easy task to ride over 15000Kilometers for a stretch of 5-6 months and it needs a great deal of health and fitness. Naga Raj initially planned to start the tour on April 1, 2013 but it was the peak of summer and the humidity in the coast will be too high which will drain off the energy from the body in no time so he decided to start his tour when the winter starts.
The tour was started on October with the motivation of his parents and friends. He decided to ride for a cause to spread awareness about global warming and the need to go green. He had designed his cycle especially for it and wore t shirts with those slogans.
He stays in nights at hotels in the cities where his latest destination is. The average cost of spending per day is 2000 INR which he spends all by himself. Local Cycling Club activities join him in a ride whenever he gets pasts their town. Do you wish to ride with him? Follow where he is.