Independence Day Ride from Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Nahan, Himachal Pradesh 26 Enthusiastic Cyclists from Dehradun started their journey to Nahan at 5:30 am from Clock Tower Some Cyclists joined till half way to Selaqui, Herbatpur & Paonta Sahib It was a great experience riding in a big team with tricolor on cycle. The team attended flag hosting ceremony in a company in Paonta Sahib, peoples of company were very happy to meet the team and encourages the enthusiam of the team for cycling from Dehradun to Nahan.
The team had members from various age groups from 20 Years Anjali to 68 Years Kamal Jeet Singh Dhiman. It was first long ride for Pawan, who is persuing his B.Tech from Dev Bhoomi Group of Instution, Dehradun. "Before this ride I had not done more than 10 KM cycling that too on planes, it was my first time to ride on hills" said Pawan. Anjali, the youngest rider in the team is new to cycling she started cycling just 20 days before this ride. It was her second long ride, her first long ride was on 12 Aug from Dehradun to Rishikesh & back. Ankit and Abhinav were also first timers for such a long rides. Both of them are very good at photography as well.
It was a great ride, all enjoyed the ride. It was very humid and hot day. Not easy for all cyclists specially the first timers to ride in such a weather, but the team did it with support of team members. But the real test of the team was still to come, when one of the fellow rider fell down due to heatstroke and become unconscious. With a great team work of all the co-riders, he was taken to the nearest hospital in 5 minutes and the treatment started in 10 minutes. Here all riders shows the real power of togetherness, the true meaning of MAITRI. Finance was arranged immediately, his family was informed, proper treatment was provided.
This was the time when all co-riders showed their concern,care, emotion and love for their co-riders. All acted as a family to fight the situation. Hats off to all the team members. Special thanks to Sudhir Badoni & Jagjit Singh who are not present there but providing the best possible support from Dehradun. Limbu Ashok Anil Mohan Umed Chand Jagdish Bahuguna Hitesh Kuniyal Rohan Deshwal Alok Chhetri Pushpendra Panwar Kamal Jeet Dhiman @Vishav Dhiman Ankit Shrestha Manish Bhatt Mukesh Semwal Deepak Kandari Anjali Vandana Mayank Gupta Pawan Abhinav Apurv Saklani Sudhir Badoni Tanvi Chandra Rohit Maurya