36,000 Kms, 8 Days And One Man: Kashmir to Kanyakumari On A Bicycle

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In another fascinating news, Lt Col Bharat Pannu who is currently serving in the Armed Aviation Corp in Bengaluru just finished the K2K challenge where he traveled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in mere 8 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes and traveled 36,000 km. And all of this was done on his bicycle.

Lt Col Pannu started from Srinagar on 21st October and reached Kanyakumari on 29th October beating the record of Delhi based ultra cyclist who did it in 10 days. In doing this, he has broken the Guinness World Record!

This is not the only feat he has managed to finish. He has taken part in many races like the Race Around Austria 2017 where he partnered with Darshan Dubey where they finished 2,200 km in 99 hours.

He says he rode 350-400 kilometers every day for 21 hours to practice for this extraordinary feat. He says, “On average, I had only three hours for every other thing – sleep, freshening up and other essential chores.”

Originally from Rohtak, he is currently posted in Bengaluru as he’s serving with the Indian Army. He said that a gruesome shoulder injury prompted him to push himself to the absolute limit and test if his body and mind could take it.

Bharat took up cycling while he was posted in Nasik in 2016 and ever since then, he has extensively cycled around the country and the world. He has also planted about 5000 saplings in Nasik and says, “cycling helps me drive the message home!”.

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