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Updated: December 4, 2013 01:03 IST

Cycling champ clocks 2,500 km, makes pit stop in city

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Aditya Mehta in Hyderabad on Tuesday
Aditya Mehta in Hyderabad on Tuesday

Asian para-cycling silver medallist Aditya Mehta is on a 3,600-km trip from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Asian Para-Cycling Championship silver medallist Aditya Mehta was on Tuesday felicitated for successfully completing 2500 kilometres of his cycle ride from Kashmir to Hyderabad, en route to Kanyakumari.

Received in city

He was received by Special Chief Secretary, Tourism and Sports, Chandana Khan at the Gachibowli Bike Station here.

GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar was among the host of other dignitaries who was present on the occasion.

Speaking at the event, which was being held on the occasion of World Disability Day, Mr. Mehta said the countrywide trip was a great experience, with the stretch from Jammu to Kashmir being the hardest, the temperature there being as low as minus four degrees.

Mr. Mehta began his journey from Kashmir on November 7, and has been cycling for the last 25 days, having travelled through Jammu, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gwalior, Nagpur, etc. and covering 2,500 km before reaching Hyderabad on December 1.

He is expected to wrap up the ride by reaching Kanyakumari - another 1,100 km - in the next 10 days, clocking 180 kilometres a day on an average.

Also present on the occasion were APIIC Managing Director Jayesh Ranjan, Hyderabad Metro Rail MD N. V. S Reddy, and Hyderabad Bicycling Club chairman D. V. Manohar.

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All the best Aditya Mehta, you are real hero.

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