Adil Teli receives Guinness World Records certificate
Post by on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Srinagar, Aug 17: Kashmir cyclist Adil Teli has received official Guinness World Records certificate for accomplishing his fastest journey by bicycle (male) from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 8 days 1 hour and 39 minutes. Adil is the 4th holder of this record.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Adil Teli, said that he is excited on receiving official confirmation of his record of fastest journey by bicycle. He received the certificate on Monday.
“The fastest journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari by bicycle (male) is 8 days 1 hr 39 min and was achieved by Adil Teli (India) from 22- 30 March 2021,” reads the certificate.
With this feat, Adil broke the previous record of 8 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes by 17-year-old Om Mahajan.
“The officials have added two extra minutes as we had started our meter/gadgets after two minutes from actual start,” he said.
Adil is a cyclist from Narbal district, Budgam. “It was not an easy feat of course. Months of preparations and a lot of hard work went into this achievement,” he said.
On March 22, 2021, Adil commenced his journey from Clock Tower at Lal Chowk in Srinagar at 7 AM. He had his eyes on the bigger goal but things were not easy for him due to the pandemic. Yet, he managed to travel through India and visited Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Madurai, among others.
For Adil, his Srinagar to Leh journey was a turning point in his life which gave him a boost to set his goals high. Since then, he wanted to create the World Record in cycling.