Vedangi Kulkarni: Indian woman becomes fastest Asian to cycle the Globe
A 20-year-old Pune woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. She has completed the 29,000 km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. She has spent 159 days peddling up to 300 km a day in 14 countries.
The world record is in the name of British adventurer Jenny Graham (38) who had cycled the globe in 124 days in 2018.
She started off from Perth. She cycled across Australia to reach Brisbane. From Brisbane, she flew to Wellington, New Zealand, for cycling the entire country north to south. Then she took a flight across the International Date Line to Western Canada’s Vancouver. From Vancouver, she travelled eastward till Halifax. Then she flew to Europe and started from Iceland and later cycled through Portugal, Spain France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland to enter Russia. From Russia, she flew to India for doing the last 4,000 km. From India, she will now fly to Australia and cycle 15 Km to reach the place from where she had started, to complete her journey.
Vedangi lugged the cycle with the heavy luggage that includes cycle tools, camping equipment and clothing in desolate stretches all alone and did not have anyone accompanying her for over 80 per cent of the route.
About Vedangi Kulkarni:
Vedangi Kulkarni hails from Pune. Her father’s name is Vivek Kulkarni. She is currently pursuing a degree in sports management from the University of Bournemouth in the UK.
Tour de France
The French government announced that the 2020 edition of the world’s most famous cycling race, Tou...
Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian to cycle globe
Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. Hailing from a suburb...
Esow Alben: Teen cyclist creates history by winning India's first ever medal at world level
Indian Teen cyclist Esow Alben (17) created history by winning the country’s maiden medal in t...
The first official World Bicycle Day (WBD-2018)
The first official World Bicycle Day (WBD) is observed by United Nations (UN) on 3rd June 2018 to en...
The National Cycling Championship (NCC) organized in New Delhi to promote fuel conservation
The National Cycling Championship has started from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Nove...
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
|View All E-Books: Recent Release|