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Biking enthusiasts test skills on craggy terrain

The adventure enthusiasts enjoyed a mountain biking race, Firestorm, in the craggy terrain of the Aravalli Hills near Surajkund on Faridabad-Delhi border on Saturday.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2011 00:17 IST
Prabhu Razdan

The adventure enthusiasts enjoyed a mountain biking race, Firestorm, in the craggy terrain of the Aravalli Hills near Surajkund on Faridabad-Delhi border on Saturday.

As per the organisers, the race was organised to test the skills, endurance level and mental strength of the participants. The race was categorised into two sections — expert (both men and women) and enthusiast (both men and women).

Racing in the trails of uneven mountains and narrow dirt paths was an ultimate adventure for the cyclists who had come from different parts of the country and abroad.

“Cycling is not only good for health but it also marginally reduces the emission of carbon dioxide. Thus creating a fresh and healthy environment for our survival,” said Shiv Inder Singh, managing director, Firefox, which organised the mountain biking race ‘Firestorm’.

In the expert category, Kalyan Singh from Chandigarh and Sujata Singh of Delhi won in the men and women category, respectively. The men had to cover a distance of 33 kilometres while the women had to cover 27 kilometres.

Under the enthusiast category, Pawan Kumar from Haryana and Karolina Gembra from Poland won in the men and women race, respectively.

“I started cycling for health purposes and when I got to know about the event I couldn’t stop but take part in it,” said Karolina Gembra.

The event witnessed the participation of about 120 adventure enthusiasts.