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Goa to Kanyakumari Bicycle ride from 24th January by Tri Goa Foundation

11 Rider from Goa will attempt the Tri Goa to Kanyakumari, a 1200 KM Brevet de Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM) within 90 hrs. Starting on 24th January 2019 at Mashem, South Goa the riders shall pass through the cities of Karwar, Yellapur, Chitradurga, Bangalore, Dindigul, Madurai to reach Kanyakumari on the night of 27th January 2019. The names of the riders are Kunaal Malhotra, Dr. Vishwajit Faldesai, Sukumar Shetty, Jaganath Hede, Lazarus Noronha, Vivek Ferrao, Sunil Kumar Verma, Venuvardhan Reddy, Daegal Godinho, Nilesh Hegu and Glenn DeSilva.

Randonneuring is a long-distance cycling sport with its origins in Italy and France. In randonneuring, riders attempt courses of 200 km or more, passing through predetermined “controls” (checkpoints) every few tens of kilometres. Riders aim to complete the course within specified time limits, and receive equal recognition regardless of their finishing order. Riders may travel in groups or alone as they wish, and are expected to be self-sufficient between controls. A randonneuring event is called a randonnée or (BRM) brevet, and a rider who has completed a 200 km event is called a randonneur. Riders completing 200 km, 300 km, 400 km & 600 km is a calendar year are called Super Randonneurs (SR s.

Randonneuring events must be undertaken within set time limits. There is some regional variation in these, but the following list is typical:

  • 200 kilometres (120 mi) – 13.5 hours
  • 300 kilometres (190 mi) – 20 hours
  • 400 kilometres (250 mi) – 27 hours
  • 600 kilometres (370 mi) – 40 hours
  • 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) – 75 hours
  • 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) – 90 hours

 

Tri Goa Foundation is affiliated to Audax Club Parisien (ACP), France and Audax India Randonneurs (AIR) and conducts brevets in Goa. Tri Goa will be conducting 50 km, 100 km, 200 km, 300 km & 400 km brevet on 3rd February 2019 from Margao. Riders across India are expected to participate in the upcoming BRMs, for further enquiries contact ride responsible, Rajesh Malhotra on 7720882228 or email support@trigoa.org.

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