May 05, 2017

Come December 2017, a lucky group of cyclists will usher in a decade of cycling for Tour of Nilgiris (TfN) by pedaling around 1000+ km across the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats. 2017 also marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the cycle. The 10th edition of the annual flagship event of RideACycle Foundation (RAC-F) is scheduled between 10 and 17 December, wherein the selected riders will pedal 1000+ km across Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Starting from Bangalore, cyclists will pedal through Mysuru, Madikeri, Sultan Bathery, Udhagamandalam (Ooty) and finish the tour by riding back to Mysore. Cyclists pedaling TfN 2017 will get to ride through amazing terrains including plains, mountains, coffee and tea plantations and three wild life sanctuaries.

RAC-F opened the registration for TfN 2017 on 1 May, 2017. This year's edition will celebrate a decade of ‘TfN’s Cycling Nirvana’ and to ‘Experience Nature through Cycle’ in the Nilgiris and RAC-F has a maximum of 120 rider slots. From among the registered cyclists, RAC-F will shortlist riders based on their cycling profile and fitness to ensure the chosen cyclists endure 1,000 + km of pedaling across some of the most difficult terrains in the Western Ghats.

Deepak Majipatil, Co-Founder, RAC-F, said, “The Tour of Nilgiris has come a long way and we are delighted to offer Cycling Nirvana to the riders. Our offering of ‘Experience Nature through Cycle’ has drawn cyclists from all over the world in the earlier editions and we are keen to make the 10th edition as a memorable event as it also coincides with the 200th year of cycle invention.”


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