Winward Sangma, a 20-year-old endurance cyclist from Meghalaya started his historic BMX ride on 21st June 2019 to the Himalayas from Besisahar, Nepal. As Sangma mentions, the starting point was a steep hill of Besisahar and the journey lasted till the troupe reached Lake Tilicho that lies in the heart of Himalayan Mountains.
The lake is nestled in Manang District of Nepal and is regarded as the highest lake due to its large size to be settled in an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 ft). Manang is located at a distance of 55 kilometers (34 mi) as the crow flies from the city of Pokhara. It was a 111 km ride in steep Himalayan Mountains.
It is required mentioning that prior to this stop at the Himalayas, Winward and the troupe had been riding through Myanmar and Bhutan starting from his homeland of Meghalaya.
On this momentous ride, the young cyclist was accompanied by another MTB rider, Hopesent Marak, and a professional media team which includes Anup J Sarmah and Steve Johari. The entire team is from Shillong (India) as Winward is one of the Managers of the first Skatepark in Northeast India which is VizibilityZero.
Winward’s troupe was hosted by a team called Pangro which is an outdoor event management team in Kathmandu who also promotes cycling community in Nepal. This crew helped them with their permits and some knowledge and must needed guidance for this groundbreaking ride.
Updated by: NewsNERSource 2019-07-10 12:39 PM