Army ‘Ea­gles’ rid­ing to Guin­ness Record

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­porters­dek@htlive.com

LUC­KNOW : Eight ul­tra cy­clists of the Corps of Elec­tri­cal and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neers of the In­dian Army (known as Ea­gles), who are on a unique ul­tra cy­cling ex­pe­di­tion called Jai Bharat to cre­ate a Guin­ness World record of long­est dis­tance cy­cling in a coun­try, reached Luc­know on Fri­day af­ter suc­cess­fully cov­er­ing a to­tal dis­tance of 18,511 Km.

The ex­pe­di­tion was flagged off on Au­gust 15, 2018 from Se­cun­der­abad, as part of the Corps’ Plat­inum Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion. The team aims to cover ap­prox­i­mately 25,000 km in 120 days and pass through all the states of In­dia, com­plet­ing the Golden Quadrilateral of In­dia.

The ex­pe­di­tion is planned to be com­pleted in three parts:

THE TEAM AIMS TO COVER AP­PROX­I­MATELY 25,000 KM IN 120 DAYS AND PASS THROUGH ALL THE STATES OF IN­DIA, COM­PLET­ING THE GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL

Se­cun­der­abad to Leh and Leh to Kanyaku­mari (6891 km), Kanyaku­mari to Tezu and Tezu to Kotesh­war (9001 km) and fi­nally from Kotesh­war to Delhi (9631 km). On be­half of the Army, Cdr of the Corps of EME com­pli­mented and en­cour­aged the team to com­plete their gi­gan­tic and ad­ven­tur­ous ex­pe­di­tion with high morale and flagged off the ex­pe­di­tion on to its next des­ti­na­tion i.e. Bharat­pur.

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