Bengaluru: An armyman has staked claim for a place in the India Book of Records for the Fastest Cycling Solo (Men) category by covering a distance of 650 km in 36 hours.
Rahul Kumar, Craftsman from 515 Army Base Workshop, achieved the record after cycling from Bengaluru to Kanyakumari in a single stretch between July 8-9, a Defence official said on Sunday July 10.
The feat, undertaken as part of the ‘Fit India’, was flagged off by Brig. V. M. Panicker VSM, Stn. Cdr,, Bengaluru, in the presence of Brig. Alok Jain, SM, Comdt. and MD, 515 Army Base Workshop.
Rahul Kumar, Craftsman from 515 Army Base Workshop covered a distance of 650 km through Cycling in record time of 36 hrs to Kanyakumari from Bengaluru in a single stretch between 8-9 July 2022. #FitIndia @adgpi @drajaykumar_ias @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @ianuragthakur pic.twitter.com/5OHyh5bWrB
— Defence PRO Bengaluru (@Prodef_blr) July 10, 2022
Setting off from Bengaluru at 6 a.m. on July 8, Cfn. Rahul Kumar completed the cycling feat at 6.00 pm on July 9 in Kanyakumari.
The route covered three passes, Hosur, Salem, and Madurai.
“Although the temperature was normal, it was raining throughout the journey, and heavy winds proved problematic. But the team supported me very well,” Kumar said.
India Book of Records monitored the feat online.