Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 3

Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 3

  • Riders cover 125 km's to reach Sultan Bathery from Madikeri
  • 457 km's covered since flag off from Bangalore 
Riders to leave for Ooty on 19th morning. 109 riders participating in the Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris reached Sultan Bathery, Kerala after covering a distance of 156 km's from Madikeri, Coorg. Riders crossed through the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary on Day 3 of Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015. The riders will leave Sultan Bathery on Saturday, 19th December morning and cover a distance of 103 km's to reach Ooty.

The Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris (TfN) 2015 was flagged off on Wednesday, 16th December from Shangri-La, Palace Road, Bengaluru early morning by Guest of Honour, Sri. Bhaskar Rao, IPS, ADGP, Charath Narasimhan, CEO- Indian Terrain, Chief guest Shri K.J George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, GOK, Bangalore along with Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty- Co-Founder, TFN and Jens Corder, General Manager- Shangrila Hotels.

Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 3

Current standing for Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris (participants ranking):

  • Belinda Viegas Mueller from India leading in the Women’s category
  • Lord Venky from India leading in the Men’s Masters category
  • Nils Eigil Bradtberg from Denmark leading in the Men’s Under 35 category
  • Richard Mueller from Germany leading in the Veteran’s category
In its eighth edition, Tour of Nilgiris has grown in stature and participation from across the globe. A total of 109 participants have been selected from over 500 applications received by the organizers to participate in the latest edition of India’s most scenic & endurance testing cycling tour. This year, the event is set to witness participants from Singapore, China, Nepal, Germany, Netherlands, USA, UK and India (the host country). Bollywood actor and Indian terrain brand ambassador, Randeep Hooda unveiled the official jerseys for riders on Tuesday 15, December at Bengaluru.

Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 3

Participants of the Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 will ride through three wildlife sanctuaries - Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, Mudumalai National Park in the Nilgiris and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Indian Terrain TFN is set to test the endurance, temperament, physical and mental strength of all participants. To add a dash of competitiveness, Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris has a mix of challenging climbs and flat courses at different stages, aimed at testing the riders’ craft and grit.  

Organized by RideACycle Foundation (RAC-F), a not-for-profit advocacy organization, the event is aimed at promoting Cycling Tourism. Commenting on Indian Terrain TfN 2015, Sridhar Pabbisetty, Co-Founder, RAC-F, said, “With each passing year, the event has grown in stature and size as we see more and more participation from cyclists across the globe. Indian Terrain’s association with the event is set to take India’s premier cycling event to newer heights.”

According to Badrinath Sastry, Tour Director, Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015, “Cycling as a fitness sport is fast catching the imagination and TfN circuit has put India on the global cycling map. Besides promoting cycling tourism, the tour owing to its format wherein there is a competitive section will  go a long way in promoting cycling as adrenalin driven sport thereby attracting more enthusiasts.”
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