Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Arunachal riders participate in ‘Leh MTB Competition’


ITANAGAR, NOVEMBER 5: Six riders from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the recently concluded national level ‘Leh MTB (Mountain Terrain Bike) Competition 2020’ which was held at Leh – Ladakh from October 25 to 31 last.
The competition was organized by Ladakh Police, Department of Tourism and Ladakh Cycling Association (LCA) under the guidance of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI).
Tajum Dere from Arunachal was adjudged 7th position while the other riders also bagged positions including, Suto Linggi (12), Ahonda Menjo (16), Gollo Joseph (23), Omil Mize (25) and Nayu Lapung (37) respectively.
The 6 riders were led by Everester-cum-Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award recipient, Taka Tamut as team coach and vice president Arunachal Cycling Association (ACA) cum president Ride Arunachal, Tali Yorme as manager. The riders took part in 50 kms (Leh-Karu), 54 kms (Leh-Likir), 41 kms (Leh-Taglangla and 35 kms (Leh-Khardungla), informed Coach Taka Tamut.
Racing at a high altitude and above was definitely difficult for the participants but somehow riders from the state have completed their race, he added.
“They had to go through the problem in order to get acclimatized to the weather and altitude”, said manager Tali Yorme.
(Courtesy: The Sentinel)