Differently-abled Aditya Mehta will cycle from Manali to Khardung La. Differently-abled athletes in India have tremendous potential and can bring laurels to the country if given the right support.

Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) organised a ‘Solidarity Cycle Run’ at Necklace Road on Sunday in support of a cycling expedition between Manali and Khardung La, being taken up by differently-abled cyclist Aditya Mehta.

The solidarity cycle run, which was flagged-off by IT and Panchayat Raj Minister K.T. Rama Rao, also had large number of cyclists from Hyderabad who wanted to encourage Aditya. According to HBC, the cyclist is setting out on the gruelling journey to raise awareness about challenges faced by the differently-abled and also motivate them to aim higher.

The ride between Manali and Khardung La is challenging, as it is one of the highest motorable roads in the world at 18,379 ft. above sea level. “Differently-abled athletes in India have tremendous potential and can bring laurels to the country if given the right support. To emphasise this, I have taken up this journey,” Aditya said. HBC chairman D.V. Manohar said that Aditya’s efforts should motivate more youth in Hyderabad and elsewhere to take up bicycling.

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