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Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 2

  • Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris checks in at Madikeri, Coorg on Day-2.

  • Riders cover 125 km's to reach Madikeri from Mysore, Flag off for Sultan Bhathery on 18th morning
Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 2

109 riders participating in the Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris checked in at Madikeri, Coorg after covering a distance of 125 km's from Mysore. The riders will leave Madikeri on Friday morning to cover a distance of 156 km's and reach Sultan Bathery. 

Over the next 7 days, cyclists will pedal through towns of Sultan Bathery, Ooty, Palakkad, Coimbatore and finish at Pollachi.

In its 8th 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 2
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.  

Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015 | Day 2

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.”

The Highlight of Indian Terrain TFN 2015 on its fourth day is the ‘King/Queen of the Mountains’ climb to Kalahatti - considered a‘Hors Categorie’; something that is beyond categorization - in simple French cycling terms, one of the toughest climbs possible! The Kalahatti climb gains 1200mts of elevation in about 12 km's giving an average elevation gain of around 10 % with a few stretches going up to 15 % or more of a gradient.

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