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Pune Mother of two, first woman to set world record; cycles Leh to Manali in 55 hours and 13 minutes

The Border Roads Organisation’s Chief Engineer, Leh, Brigadier Gaurav Karki, flagged off Preeti around 6 am June 22. At 1:13 pm on June 24, she finished the ride at Manali

CHANDIGARH :  Pune-based mother of two Preeti Maske is the first woman to set a new world record by riding a cycle from Leh to Manali in 55 hours and 13 minutes. She covered approximately 430 km. The route is said to be one of the toughest with high-altitude terrains and reduced oxygen availability, a report in Tribune, Chandigarh, says.

The Border Roads Organization’s Chief Engineer, Leh, Brigadier Gaurav Karki, flagged off Preeti around 6 am June 22. At 1:13 pm on June 24, she finished the ride at Manali.

Preeti had to use oxygen while travelling after getting out of breath at high passes. ailing from Pune, a mother of two, Preeti Maske has become the first woman to ride alone from Leh to Manali in 55 hours and 13 minutes, setting a new world record for what can be deemed as ultra-cycling. 

As per the officials, she has fulfilled the requirements of the Guinness World Records. The Border Roads Organization’s Chief Engineer in Leh, Brigadier Gaurav Karki, flagged off Preeti around 6 in the morning on June 22.

At 1:13 pm on June 24, she finished the ride at Manali. This happened in the presence of Col. Shabarish Vachali, Commander, BRO. 

As per the officials, she has fulfilled the requirements of the Guinness World Records. The Border Roads Organization’s Chief Engineer in Leh, Brigadier Gaurav Karki, flagged off Preeti around 6 in the morning on June 22.

While recalling her journey, Preeti said, “I had to use oxygen twice while travelling due to being out of breath at high passes.” This is not Preeti’s first record. She holds several records in long-distance cycling.

As per experts, the route was very tough with a 8,000m elevation gain. Her crew member Anand Kansal recalled, “Preeti had to cycle in harsh, varying climate on all the high altitude passes fighting the heat, strong head winds, snowfall, and freezing temperatures.” This would not have been possible without the help of BRO, he added.

“Congratulations Ms Preeti Maske- Its a Guinness Record. 55 hours & 13 minutes, is all she needed to cycle from Leh to Manali, approx 430 km. The ultra cycling effort in High Altitude terrain with reduced Oxygen availability speaks volumes of her tenacity and determination,” wrote BRO in the caption.

As per experts, the route was very tough with a 8,000m elevation. Her crew member Anand Kansal recalled, “Preeti had to cycle in harsh, varying climate on all the high altitude passes fighting the heat, strong head winds, snowfall, and freezing temperatures.” This would not have been possible without the help of BRO, he added.

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