Manali to Leh is a dream route for most cycling enthusiast.The route presents challenges of high altitude, freezing temperatures, uncertain weather, and long stretches of winding roads. Despite all these and more known difficulties when we started to plan cycling on this route, five of us fellow cyclists decided to join, all from Bhuj Bicycling Club. Me, Dr. Devanand Parmar, Shreyas Negi, Mahendra Yadav and Bhavesh Dave committed for the job. We started to prepare about 3 months before the planned date of 22nd August. Our daily training included about 20-30 km of cycle riding in early morning and about 50 km of riding on Sundays. However we later realized that no training can prepare one for the rigours of the Manali Leh route. Anyway, soon this time passed and the day of journey arrived.
|Starting from Bhuj, on 19th August|