45-year-old woman creates record by cycling solo from Gujarat to Arunachal

She achieved a first by becoming the first woman to cycle solo from West to East across the nation in just 14 days.

45-year-old woman creates  record by cycling solo from Gujarat to Arunachal

By riding 4000 kilometres by herself in roughly 14 days from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, a 45-year-old mother of two has shown that age is just a number. Preeti Maske, who resides in Pune, started her journey on November 1 at Koteshwar Temple near the western border with Pakistan and cycled through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh, according to the expedition's chief crew Ghanshyam Raghuwanshi, who spoke to PTI on Monday.

By midnight on November 14, Maske had travelled 3995 kilometres in 13 days, 19 hours, and 12 minutes to get to Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh, close to the Chinese border. She achieved a first by becoming the first woman to cycle solo from West to East across the nation in just 14 days.


Five years prior, Maske started cycling as a means of coping with her illness and depression. Guisness World Records and the World Ultra Cycling Association both approved the documentation, proof, and time-stamped photos. According to Raghuwanshi, "They will process the same and issue the certificate as soon as possible."

With a total elevation gain of 15,679 m, she encountered many difficulties along the journey, especially in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

There was a strong headwind coming from Darbhanga in Bihar, making cycling in these dangerous places difficult. The path is hazardous with elevation, terrible roads, rocks, and construction after Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh, she told PTI.

Additionally, during the evening and night in Arunachal Pradesh, the temperature plummeted to 2-3 degrees celsius. We also lacked the necessary warm clothing, which made it challenging to ride. We lost the way and had to take a longer route in the dark due to the lack of a network and deserted roads, Maske added.

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