Doctor-Brothers To Embark On 6,000km Cycle Race Next Month

Nashik: Two city-based doctor-brothers and cycling enthusiasts, who last year completed the world’s toughest race, have now decided to embark on another arduous journey, aiming to cover 6,000km in just 12 days.

Hitendra Mahajan (45) and his younger brother Mahendra (40) completed in June last year the 4,860km Race Across America (RAAM), considered as world’s toughest cycle race, in just eight days and 14 hours.

The brothers said they will now undertake 6000km long journey – covering Mumbai-Chennai-Kolkata-New Delhi ‘golden quadrilateral’ – from December 18 and aim to finish the race in just 12 days.

Interacting with newspersons yesterday, the Mahajan brothers said the themes of their race will be “follow the rules and India will rule” and “follow traffic rules and save lives”.

“During our journey we will cycle an average 500km per day. We appeal to our cyclist-friends to join us and spread our messages among people,” they said.

According to the cyclist-brothers, they will start their journey from Mumbai and go to Chennai, then to Kolkata, New Delhi and back to the financial capital. In the course of their race, they will pass through nearly a dozen cities.

They will be supported by a six-member group in their journey, which will incur expenses is around Rs. 10 lakh, the duo said.