New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India’s first para-cyclist Aditya Mehta, Asian Para Cycling Championship bronze medallist Harinder Singh, and Asian Games Track Cycling bronze medallist Gurlal Singh, along with country’s many other para-cyclists, began a 3,801km long ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari as part of the Infinity Ride 2020 on Thursday.
The ride will be covering 34 cities in 41 days, according to a statement. The ride, which is in its sixth year, will comprise treacherous mountain terrains on its strenuous and challenging journey that is aimed to culminate at Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari on December 29.
Rakesh Asthana, Director General BSF flagged off the ride, a brain-child of the Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF) and supported by Border Security Force (BSF), at Nishant Bagh, Srinagar on Thursday.
“India has no dearth of talent. My goal is to scout young talents and train them with the right training and facilities that is needed to become a competitive para athlete with world class abilities. We are hopeful that Infinity Ride 2020 will ensure the required awareness among people and we will be able to get many aspirant sportspersons who we can work with and make future ready,” Aditya Mehta, founder of Aditya Mehta Foundation and a Limca Book of Records holder said.