â€˜Solo Cyclistâ€™ Lt.Col. Sriram sets â€˜Guinness Recordâ€™ by peddling from Leh to Manali (Photo Credit: News Nation )
New Delhi :
Lt Col Sripada Sriram from the Strategic Strikers Division of One Corps is attempting to set a new Guinness Record for the ‘Fastest Solo Cycling Men' from Leh to Manali.
As per reports, today, Lt Col Sriram started cycling for his mission after Flagging off by Brig RK Thakur from Leh at 4 am. The Officer attempted to cover a distance of 472 Km with a total elevation gain of approximately 8000 meters. The route involves crossing of five major passes in tough weather conditions. The Officer is expected to reach Manali in Himachal Pradesh by afternoon on 26 Sep 2021.
"This event becomes more special as it is part of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' celebrations and marks the occasion of 195th Gunners' Day.”
India is celebrating 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' to mark the 50th anniversary of its victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war.