Rajesh is a cycling nut - there's no other word to describe his devotion to this pastime of saddles and pedals. And you have to be a bit batty to attempt some of the long-distance and off-road trails he has done (Manali to Leh, Leh to Pangong, anyone?). Rajesh's Pedal Yatri is an active group of fellow riding devotees that has done much to demystify and popularize this exciting sport .From: Delhi, India
I have been cycling ever since I can remember. I was into sports all the time, but as far as cycling is concerned, I probably started taking it seriously - intending to do it the right way that is - about 10 years ago. My strength has been long-distance riding, mostly off-road trails. Five years ago, I set up a cycling group and named it Pedal Yatri. We ride mostly around Delhi and Gurgaon, but we also travel a lot - we would go west to Pune, and also head to the south. As a group, we have ridden from Manali to Leh, and from Leh to Pangong, and have also participated in events such as the MTB Himalaya, regarded as the third toughest bicycling race on the planet. All our experiences on bikes are memorable - as a group, we look to explore a lot, in and around Gurgaon. Outside of India, I have cycled a lot in France .