Congratulations to Devanand Meshram for his new WUCA World Record on Oct 21, 2022
Riders narrative summary
- Record attempt e.g. Hawaii E-W
3626 km cycle ride from Lal Chowk Srinagar J&K to Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
- Name of Rider(s)
Devanand B Meshram
- Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute
9th October 2022 at 04.45.20hrs
- Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot
Lal Chowk Srinagar
- What were conditions like?
The conditions were bizarre. I faced heat, humidity, heavy rain, cold, language barrier, headwind & crosswind, Sleep deprivation, body fatigue and sunburn.
- What equipment did you use? Anything special?
For recording distance I used Garmin forerunner 245
- What did you eat and drink?
For Hydration I used fast and,enerzal powder,liquid energy drinks, Lemon water, various fruit juices,red bull, local foods like aloo paratha, dal rice dal, khichdi, boil potatoes, eggs, Idli, Dosa, poha, rajma,dates,sweets,agra’s petha.
- What was the best part?
The ride was supported by Kendriya Sainik board New Delhi and enroute lot of support by various Zila Sainik Board of Srinagar ,Nagpur, Bangalore,Sambha apart from these collector office Amravati Maharashtra State wrote letter to all collectors enroute to spread the right message and to help the rider if any emergency occurs.Before the ride started we created WhatsApp group and added all volunteers from all cities to seek their help in emergency.
- What was the hardest part?
1)The hardest part was after Chenab tunnen at J&K,the ongoing construction of the road and tunnels for approx. 60kms and lots of traffic jam,single lane road,dust was the biggest hurdle to cross
2)The road from udhampur to samba was with lots of climbing,heavy traffic,single lane road with potholes
3)After bangalore i faced heat,humidity,heavy rain,cold,language barrier,head wind,cross wind.
- Did anything particularly unusual happen?
The ride was smooth.
- Exact finish location described so that someone else could find the same spot
Statue of Swami Vivekanand, Kanyakumari
- Exact finish time
21st October 2022 at 02.55.1 hrs