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Bhat, Jaleed complete 255km mountain biking expedition from Sgr-Jmu

Post by on Sunday, March 13, 2022

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Srinagar, March 13: Two Kashmiri mountain riders A R Bhat and Jolley Jaleed on Saturday completed Srinagar to Jammu expedition while covering a distance of 255 kilometers in 15 hours and 08 minutes in mountain biking expedition. 

 

The two riders – A R Bhat, and Jolley Jaleed, started their journey on Saturday from Srinagar at 6 am morning and culminated at Sidra Jammu at 7:45 evening.

President and Jammu Kashmir Mountain Biking Association (JKMBA) Riyaz Wani told Rising Kashmir that they congratulate the duo for accomplishing this feat.

 “In this expedition the duo covered a distance of 255.28 kilometres from Srinagar to Jammu while taking 15 hours 08 minutes as recorded by their world class Garmin Devices,” he said.

 He added both these Riders are Members of JK Mountain Biking Association and have taken part in and completed a lot of “Long Distance Mountain Biking” like Sinthan top, Razdaan pass, Sadhna top, etc.

 Rider A.R. Bhat while speaking to Rising Kashmir said that they had been preparing for this expedition for quite some time. And the preparation helped them in completing this difficult expedition with ease.

 “It was challenging owing to steep and high altitude at some places which seemed scary but I enjoyed the expedition and it gave me sense of fulfillment,” he said.

 38-year- old Jaleed hails from Bijbehara area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district while 44-year-old Bhat also General Manager of Jamkash Vehicleades hails from the Mallabagh area in summer capital Srinagar.

 

Jaleed said though they faced some hurdles owing to shooting rock stones at some places on the national highway amid the expedition they eventually made it through.

 “But the expedition was full of adventure and fun,” he said, “I rode to Tangmarg Drung last time which prepared me in advance.”

Jaleed added that he has made nine expeditions so far this year in the valley including expeditions to Lisser, Bringi, Jawahar tunnel, Aharbal, etc. all in 90 kilometers range.

 President Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK) Rouf Tramboo, Swim N Survival Society-K, Hussaini Sports Club, and Members of JKMAC and JKMBA also congratulated the duo for accomplishing this feat.

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