A New Guinness World Record of Fastest Solo Cycling from Leh to Manali set by an Indian Army Officer

Apart from serving the country on the border, Indian Army officers keep giving us many more reasons to be proud of. Moving ahead in this list, one of the Indian Army officers has given the country another chance to be proud.


Indian Army officer Lt Colonel Sripada Sriram of the strategic Strikers Division has made a new Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Solo Cycling' and covered the distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali(Himachal Pradesh) in just 34 hours 54 minutes, started on Sunday 26 September announced by a defense spokesman.


Indian Army Officer sets a new record Guinness World Record for Fastest Solo Cycling from Leh to Manali

Northern Command of the Indian Army announced on Twitter, "Fitness a way of life

. Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram from strike one will attempt to break Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Solo Cycling(Men)' from Leh to Manali with a distance of 472 km on 25 September 2021." After the successful registration of record Northern Command share pictures of the officer as well as congratulate him with the twit, "Marking the beginning of the gunners day celebrations Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram of Artillery successfully broke the Guinness World Record for ' Fastest Solo Cycling(Men)' from Leh to Manali covering a distance of 472 km."


The total distance of 472 km covered with a total elevation gain of approximately 8,000 meters informed by the defense spokesman. He also informed that Lt Col Sriram started cycling from Leh at 4 AM on Sunday and took 34 hours 54 minutes to break the record.

This event was organized by the army under the celebration events of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' and marks the 195th Gunners Day. India is celebrating 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' to mark the 50th anniversary of the victory over the Pak army in the 1971 war.

Lt Col Sriram achieved this milestone by cycling in the harsh weather conditions and crossing typical rocky roads of five major passes in the riskiest hilly areas across Leh to Manali.




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