Pedalling all the way from Kanyakumari to Chennai, a teenager has ridden into the record books.

National record

By covering a distance 717 km in 26 hours on a bicycle, M. Vignesh has reportedly created a national record.

He headed out of Kanyakumari on August 29 and reached the Chennai Corporation park in Officer’s Colony, Anna Nagar, on August 30.

Vignesh’s successful attempt had the backing of the Olympic Sports Association, the Chennai World Tamil Writers Association, Cycling Association of Tamil Nadu and TI Cycles of India.

Vignesh was felicitated at a function attended by S. Shanmugham, founder, Cycling Association of Tamil Nadu, Prof. Dr. M. Rengaswamy, general secretary, Olympic Sports Association, and Sushant Jena, vice-president, product development, TI Cycles.

With a face flushed with joy, Vignesh said, “Cycling is not just a sport to me. It is a way of life.”