December 23, 2016
Around 110 cyclists, who participated in the Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris, arrived at Pollachi today after covering Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
The team covered three wildlife sanctuaries including the Nagerhole National Park in Karnataka, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu during their eight-day tour.
Organised by the Ride A Cycle Foundation (RACF), the event was held to create awareness on cycling tourism.
Winners of various categories were later honoured at an event in a private hotel in the city. Nils Eigil Bradtberg of Denmark won the Men’s Elite competition, Lena Mareike Josefine Robra (Germany) won the Women’s competition and Arvind Bhateja (India) won the veteran’s category, Venkateshwara Rao Navasi (India) won the masters category.
Congratulating the participants, Charath Narasimhan, CEO of Indian Terrain said that the trip had given the participants a good experience with some scenic beauty. “They have made through some tough terrains,” he added.
Sridhar Pabbisetty, Co-Founder of Tour of Nilgiris and Member of RACF said that the team was also able to spot wild animals including elephants, lion tailed macaques, Malabar giant squirrels and wild mongoose. He thanked the Forest Department for their support and providing them a safe passage.