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Kohima Downhill Mountain Bike Race held

Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:55
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Dimapur, December 6: Native Station Nagaland organized the 4th edition of Kohima Downhill Mountain Bike Race on December 4, which was flagged off at Viswema village and culminated at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. It was sponsored by start-up cycle manufacturing company based in Pune - Psynyde Bikes and Nagaland based clothing start-up Winter Made.

Native Station and the Nagaland cycling community envisions to motivate and inspire an environmentally conscious generation who will grow up with a conscience to live in harmony with mother nature, cherish our serene mountains, encourage a sustainable lifestyle and also promote alternative means of eco-friendly means of transport to help reduce levels of traffic congestion and pollution.

The winners of Kohima Downhill Bike Race 2017 are Suman Tamang, Nepal (1st), Apshai Griffith Niangti, Shillong (2nd), Prachit Thapa, Nepal (3rd), Gautam Taode, Pune (4th) and Ollie Hemstock, United Kingdom (5th). The Best Local Rider was awarded to Seyieo Sekhose (Kohima). Firestone medals made in Nagaland by Naga craftsman and entrepreneur Veta Huphrem were handed over to the winners by the young patrons. The race also paid tribute to popular Indian mountain biker, Ajay Padval (4th position in last year's race) who died in a mountain bike accident earlier this year (2017) in Leh, Ladakh.

(Page News Service) 


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