To fulfill his dream of setting a world record Adil (Kashmiri cyclist Adil) went to Amritsar, where he had trained hard for 4-5 months.
Kashmiri cyclist Adil Teli.
A professional Kashmiri cyclist Adil Teli has created history today. He has cycled 3600 km from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in eight days, one hour and 37 minutes. Earlier, Om Mahajan had covered the same distance within eight days, seven hours and 38 minutes. He had a Guinness Book of World Record to his name, which Adil Teli defeated to overcome all obstacles including difficult terrains, adverse climatic conditions, traffic jams and other difficulties.
Adil, a young cyclist from Narbal area of Budgam district, started his journey on the morning of March-22 after the flag of Divisional Commissioner Pandurang of Kashmir from Lal Chowk area of Srinagar. On the very first day, he made a record for himself by covering a distance of 440 km from Srinagar to Leh. It took them 26 hours and 30 minutes to cover this distance.
Adil did 4-5 months training in Amritsar
Abraka Agro supported and sponsored Adil in this cycling campaign. He commended Adil on his great achievement. At the same time, Agro thanked the divisional administration of Kashmir for their support during Adil’s journey in setting new records. For Adil, the Srinagar-Leh cycling campaign was a turning point, which inspired him to go further and be encouraged to break the world record. However, it seems easy to say, but it was not that easy. His dedication, passion, stamina, proper guidance and training enabled him to achieve this milestone.
Adil had gone to Amritsar to fulfill his dream of setting a world record, where he had trained hard for 4-5 months. The HOD of the Cycling Department says that Adil took his cycling training at the Gurunanak Dev University in Amritsar. His coach was Rajesh.
Cycle parts were difficult to find in the corona epidemic
It has been said that he took training at all levels. Training with patience from 10,000 to 20000 km in JNDU (University). This helped him take the challenge from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. He was in the top 10 at the Fixed Spring Finish National Championship. Arrangement of bicycle parts was difficult at the beginning of the Corona epidemic as imported parts were banned, but all were arranged with the support of sponsors.
Adil furthering his journey from Srinagar, Adil traveled through the cities of many states. These include Sanat Nagar NH 44, Qazigund, New Tunnel Banihal, Nashri Tunnel, Lakhapur, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Gutti, Bangalore, Mudurai and finally Kanyakumari.
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