Randonneuring picks up tempo in Hyderabad

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Randonneuring picks up pace in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Randonneurs which organizes lengthy distance biking competitors within the metropolis is now organizing a 200 km journey on Saturday

Hyderabad: Randonouring or long-distance biking the place riders try a course of 200 km or extra, is catching on in Hyderabad. Whereas taking part within the well-known endurance biking occasion, when it was launched within the metropolis, was a troublesome one, over time with the event of a powerful biking ecosystem and the attention to steer a wholesome way of life, the numbers have began growing .

Hyderabad Randonneurs, which organizes lengthy distance biking occasions within the metropolis, is now organizing a 200 km journey on Saturdays involving over 250 riders.

In biking parlance, the journey is named Brevets de Randoners Mondiaux (BRM) or just Brevets. “Anybody who completes 200 km is a randonur. Those that do 200 brm, 300 brm, 400 brm and 600 brm in the identical season are referred to as tremendous randonurs. Some do 1,000 km and even 1,200 km,” says Ramineni Hemant , member, Hyderabad Randoneurs.

Earlier than the beginning of the occasion, riders are given all instructions correctly marked in a cue sheet, whereas some others additionally use smartphones. “An extended journey requires preparation. You must carry an influence financial institution to cost the cell. Lights and reflective vests are important for evening using. Many eat rice throughout rides, however some additionally carry caffeinated vitality bars, gels and a few chicory,” he says.

Most cyclists use highway bikes to finish the course, as they’re extra environment friendly, have aerodynamic design and are lighter in weight. Electrical bikes aren’t allowed in long-distance brevets. Riders additionally have to be ready to take care of troubles equivalent to fixing punctures or coping with minor breaks on the bike throughout the course.

Riders have to be conscious and alert of the environment always. “In the course of the 1,000 km journey, some individuals on a bike pulled my hand. I might fall off my bike. Fortunately, my co-riders had been with me. It’s advisable to journey as a gaggle to keep away from mugging or ever getting irritated,” says Niharika, a senior rider among the many biking neighborhood in Hyderabad.

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