Veloraid, 2015
  • Only female finisher in that edition

India's longest Amateur team race
We went, We saw and We conquered.

Veloraid 2015 came as sweet surprise like everything else in the month of Aug 2015. I was settling in Mumbai and shuttling Bangalore–Mumbai. Ashok mentioned about group from Mulund cyclist interested in one female and one male member. I was thinking of taming myself by doing team events this year and it was a perfect opportunity.

Format of this race is very interesting and not all cyclists can race in this format. Terrain is mix of good and bad road; also team should be mixture of experienced and amateur cyclist riding hybrid, MTB and road bikes. Team has to be together for all 180 km. You might have seen long n evaluating stories by my team members but in short it was very good teamwork. We had people with family responsibilities, few dealing with injuries; others had health issues this month particular and few very new to cycling. I was not training much these months but did some effort conditioning myself to Mumbai weather, bad roads and team ride. It was super team experience and very well organized event.

My solved equation for this ride is T= Together, E=Everything, A= Appears M= Magical.