45-year-old woman cycles alone from Gujarat to Arunachal covers 4000 km in 14 days

45-year-old woman cycles alone from Gujarat to Arunachal covers 4000 km in 14 days

A 45-year-old mother of two has proved that age is just a number by cycling alone for nearly 4000 km from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh in about 14 days. Campaign leader Ghanshyam Raghuvanshi said on Monday that Pune-based Preeti Maske started her journey on November 1 from the Koteshwar temple on the western border with Pakistan and covered Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal. Cycled through Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Journey completed in 14 days

He said Maske completed his 3995 km ride in 13 days, 19 hours, and 12 minutes and reached Kibithu near the border with China in Arunachal Pradesh at the midnight on November 14. Her feat made her the first female solo cyclist to ride across the country from west to east in just 14 days.

Started cycling 5 years ago

Muskie took up cycling five years ago as a way to cope with illness and depression. Paperwork, proof, and photographs of time stamps submitted and accepted by the World Ultra Cycling Association and Guiness World Records. Raghuvanshi said, "They will provide the certificate at the appropriate time." Due to poor digital network issues in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh, there was a delay in providing information to the media.

Faced many challenges along the way

The masque was followed by a five-member crew in a vehicle. They faced many challenges along the way, especially in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, with a total altitude of 15,679 meters. He said, 'It was difficult to cycle in these dangerous areas due to the strong wind blowing from Darbhanga in Bihar. After Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh, the route is risky with altitude, bad roads, boulders, and construction work.

long way to go in the night

"Besides, the temperature in Arunachal Pradesh dropped by 2-3 degree Celsius during evening and night," Maske said. This made traveling difficult. We didn't even have enough warm clothes. With zero network and deserted roads, we lost our direction and had to walk a long way at night.

cycled 350 km in 10 days

The Border Roads Organization provided necessary logistic and navigational support, which helped it to complete the operation. Muske cycled about 350 km in the first 10 days and the average saddle cycling time was 19 hours.

Coffee Bunny Sahara

“Managing the lack of sleep during the continuous non-stop ride was a challenge. I was cycling continuously for 19 hours and sometimes more than 24 hours. It was the coffee that kept me awake. Maske suffered severe leg cramps near the Assam-Arunachal border.

campaign for organ donation

Raghuvanshi said, 'It appears that she will have to call off the rest of the journey, but with massage, stretching exercises, and rest, she has recovered.' He has campaigned for the organization RebirthThrust.org to generate support and awareness for organ donation.