From Ladakh to Manali and from Delhi to Kolkata… the army officer made the biggest record by cycling on difficult routes
Indian Army Officer Bharat Pannu named two Guinness World Records Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Pannu has made two world records in cycling. A few days ago, he has been handed over two record certificates from the Guinness Book. This information has been given by the Indian Army. Take Colonel Bharata has been given these certificates for the records made in October last year.
First record on 10 October 2020
Take Colonel Pannu set the first record on 10 October 2020 when he covered the distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali in 35 hours and 25 minutes. Take another record. Colonel Pannu made the second world record when he covered the 'golden quadrilateral' route up to 5,492 km. It covered 14 days, 23 hours and 52 minutes to cover this distance. During this, he cycled on the routes of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
Strict training in Ladakh
The official statement from the army said that this cycling event ended on October 16 and October 30. The event started from Delhi's India Gate and ended at India Gate itself. Pannu has written about this experience on his website. Before this cycling event, Pannu took hard training in Ladakh for 20 days. He started his journey from Leh on 10 October.
Difficulties in a cold blood
Pannu wrote on his website, 'At first this record could not be tried and I reduced my time for the record book to 40 hours. The road was very difficult and 40 per cent of the roads are in bad condition and the low temperature at night tested our strength. Take Colonel Pannu also cycled at 12 ° C in Sarchu.
He further wrote, 'Holding the handle in a blood-soaked winter was also challenging and it was equally difficult to get down from the mountain.' Take According to Colonel Pannu, there were four highways along the route, including Tanglang La, Naki La, Lachulung La and Baralacha La. The height of 17,480 feet is maximum on these routes.
Great help from Atal Tunnel
Take your journey Colonel Pannu also passed through the Atal Tunnel in this journey, due to which the distance was reduced by 40 kilometers. Take the previous year. Colonel Pannu participated in the Virtual Race Across America (vRAAM) 2020. In this race, he participated in the 5,000 km transcontinental race from West Coast to East Coast. Pannu covered a distance of 4086 kilometers in 12 days. He got third place in this competition.