Days of anticipation finally comes to rest as the flagging off of the Hero MTB Himalaya '16 happens in Shimla today. Here are the first pictures of the event. Follow the race live only on Tripoto.
Day 8 August 14, 2016:- Delhi-Shimla.Today the rain welcomed me in the beginning itself, roads were good. Plan was to ride till shimla via chandigarh. I rode almost 200km in rain and by afternoon reached chandigarh and for lunch had some good aloo paratha , paneer burji and rice. A person in that hotel asked me are you traveling alone all the way from mumbai. We don’t travel for 5km alone how can you do it. Now shimla was just 90km from here. But it took me around 4 hours to cover it while delhi to chandigarh which was 200km i did in 4 hours. Road was bad with construction going on and to make the things worse, traffic was piled up due to weekend . On the way a boy inside a car stood inside the car and saluted me. Anyhow managed to reach shimla. But it is not a tourist place it’s just a village on the mountains. What one can see is only the mall road and nothing much.
67 top notch cyclists from 14 countries will be starting a unique journey tomorrow with the usually genial Himalayas waiting to welcome them. The official briefing of the Hero MTB Himalaya '16 just concluded in the Woodville Palace Hotel in Shimla. Here are the best photos for you to savour.In the end you have a picture of Cory Wallace, 2014's winner, getting awarded with the 'King of Himalayas' jersey. That's what the rest of the riders will be competing for this year.Stay tuned for Race Day 1 tomorrow.
Shimla was once named as the British summer capital. No doubt, the weather is so warm during the summers.While travelling to Shimla, it welcomed me with rain but after I travelled from Chandigarh to Shimla, it reminded me how the weather of Shimla was a blessing. The one where you can have coffee, read your favourite book and sit in your blanket. My hotel was located in Talland and I took a taxi to that place. It was one beautiful hotel by the name Alpine Heritage. I immediately fell in love with it and it didn't cost me much. I explored the place Talland on my first day and sat in my room while admiring Shimla from the window.
28 th December 2015Navankur Chaudhary ( M.B.B.S at Muzaffarnagar Medical College)Puneet Yadav ( Navsari Agricultural Institute)Gaurmohan Yadav ( M.B.B.S at King George Medical College)Sandeep Gupta ( Biotechnology At Ghaziabad)4 of us started our journey on 28th of December by Kalka Mail From Old Delhi Railway Station. Train had to arrive on 11pm but due to some fault it arrived on 2 Am next morning. We had our tickets confirmed but in two different coaches so we talked to some guys and they agreed to swap 2 of their seats with us. So it was cold in Delhi despite of several warning by my mom I didn't bring blanket on the train and our reservation was in sleeper coach so only we all knew how we managed to get the night in so cold as the train started moving the fields started coming in Haryana so the night was much colder so I used my jacket to cover my face. This was our journey in kalka Mail Till Kalka station