Herald: BRM journey to Kanyakumari sets off today

BRM journey to Kanyakumari sets off today

24 Jan 2019 05:32am IST
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24 Jan 2019 05:32am IST
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PANJIM: Eleven riders from Goa will attempt the Tri Goa to Kanyakumari, a 1200 kms Brevet de Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM) within 90 hrs. 

Starting on January 24, at Mashem, South Goa the riders shall pass through the cities of Karwar, Yellapur, Chitradurga, Bangalore, Dindigul, Madurai to reach Kanyakumari on the night of January 27.  

The names of the riders are Kunaal Malhotra, Dr. Vishwajit Faldesai, Sukumar Shetty, Jaganath Hede, Lazarus Noronha, Vivek Ferrao, Sunil Kumar Verma, Venuvardhan Reddy, Daegal Godinho, Nilesh Hegu and Glenn DeSilva.

Randonneuring is a long-distance cycling sport with its origins in Italy and France. 

In randonneuring, riders attempt courses of 200 km or more, passing through predetermined "controls" (checkpoints) every few tens of kilometres. Riders aim to complete the course within specified time limits, and receive equal recognition regardless of their finishing order. Riders may travel in groups or alone as they wish, and are expected to be self-sufficient between controls.

 A randonneuring event is called a randonnée or (BRM) brevet, and a rider who has completed a 200 km event is called a randonneur. Riders completing 200 km, 300 km, 400 km & 600 km is a calendar year are called Super Randonneurs (SRs).

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