New Delhi: Amit Samarth rode his bicycle from New Delhi to Nagpur covering 1,035 km in 39.01 hours without taking a single break.
He commenced from India Gate and passed through Mathura, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Sagar, Narshingpur, Lakhnadon, Seoni and concluded at his home town Zero Mile.
Amit came across many difficulties, challenges due to road conditions and unexpected traffic and after Gwalior, he faced massive climbs on the Satpuda mountain range.
He finished his first 300 km inside 10 hours and created a great head start for himself.
He used a different model of the bicycle, for the remaining 700kms, in the hills, to get through the climbs quickly.
Amit Samarth said, “It was great, although very intense having to keep head-on focus for nonstop 1,035 km till I reached the endpoint, Zero Mile of Nagpur. Thanks to the crew for working non-stop for 39 hours. Apart from that, they were also diligently working on making all the arrangements for the ride.”
Jaymin Shah, Country Manager at Scott Sports India said “We at SCOTT are elated with Amit pushing boundaries and breaking records like he always does. We are proud to provide him with equipment and bikes that help him achieve his targets.
Amit Samarth and his team have to share the necessary details with World UltraCycling Association Record (WUCA) to get it ratified for the record. Once it gets ratified Samarth will be officially declared as the world ultra-cycling record holder.