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JKMBA felicitates cyclists Aabid, Nazir for completing Sgr-Leh MTB expedition

Post by on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Srinagar, Aug 22: The Jammu & Kashmir Mountain Biking Association (JKMBA) Sunday felicitated cyclists Aabid Rashid Bhat and Nazir Ahmad Wani, members of JK Mountain Biking Association for successfully completing the Mountain Terrain Biking Expedition here at Nigeen.
The duo were felicitated for covering 440km distance, right from Srinagar to Leh while passing Fotu La and Namikla with an altitude of 14000ft in the said expedition.
Cyclists Bhat and Wani started their cycling journey on August 13 and finished the three days Srinagar-Leh Mountain biking expeditions by reaching Leh on 15 August earlier this year.
Aabid Rashid Bhat 45 hails from Malbagh, Naseem Bagh area in Srinagar city,  Nazir Ahmad Wani 50 hails from Dana Mazar Safa Kadal in Srinagar.
In the "Felicitation Ceremony", Rouf Tramboo President, Adventure Tour Operators of Kashmir (ATOK), and Er. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani gave away the mementos and prizes to the Riders at Nigeen.
Riyaz Wani, President of JKMBA told Rising Kashmir that a brief discussion was also held on the occasion for the development of mountain Terrain biking, the introduction of new MTB routes, and conducting a few more long-distance mountain biking expeditions in the valley.
Secretary JKMBA, Asif Bhat, informed on the occasion about previous MTB expeditions done Umer Nabi and Riyaz Wani Srinagar to Leh in year 2014, and Er. Mushtaq Wani, Er. Kaiser Abdullala, A R Bhat, and Jolley Jaleed completed  Srinagar to Jammu in 2022.
On the occasion, Aabid, one of the riders shared all his experiences during the 440km long mountain biking expedition while as Nazir Ahmad Wani thanked the management of JK Mountain Biking Association for their support during the expedition and felicitations to both of them.
Secretary JKMBA, Asif Bhat, President JKMBA, Riyaz Wani, Zahid Iqbal, Yasir Makhdoomi,  Dr Shuja ul Basher and 30 members of JKMBA  were also present on the occasion.

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