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Army ultra cycling team 'Jai Bharat' reaches Lucknow

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Lucknow | Friday, Nov 9 2018 IST
The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army has undertaken an unique ultra cycling expedition called Jai Bharat, as part of the celebrations of its Platinum Jubilee.

The team aims at creating a Guinness World record of largest distance cycling in a country.

The expedition was flagged off on Aug 15, 2018 from Secunderabad. The team aims to cover approx 25,000 km in 120 days and pass through all the states of India, completing the Golden Quadrilateral of India. The Expedition is planned to be completed in three parts i.e. Secunderabad to Leh and Leh to Kanyakumari (6,891 Km), Kanyakumari to Tezu and Tezu to Koteshwar (9,001 Km) and finally from Koteshwar to Delhi (9.631 Km).

"The team comprising of eight ultra-cyclists reached Lucknow on Friday after successfully completing a total distance of 18,511Km," said a defence press release here.

On behalf of the Army Cdr the MGEME complimented and encouraged the team to complete their gigantic and adventurous expedition with high morale & in good spirits. He then flagged off the expedition on to its next destination Bharatpur in Rajasthan. UNI MB RHK

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0513-1578890.Xml

 
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