HindAyan | India’s First Multi-stage cycling race on the line of Tour de France.

Applications are invited for HindAyan, India’s first multi stage cycling race on the line of Tour de France. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde launched the website of the hindayan.in at his official residence Varsha earlier this week.

This would be the first of its kind cycling race in the country. The first edition will commence on February 5, 2023 at the National War Memorial, New Delhi and travel via Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur,  Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane, Mumbai, to culminate at Fort Sinhagad in Pune on February 19, 2023, thus coinciding with the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

ABOUT THE EVENT : At present, India does not have a long distance cycling race, hence most of the professional cyclists, members of Olympic team, national cycling team and Adventure Cells of Armed Forces have to go to the US, UK and France to participate in the long distance cycling race.

And hence, in order to promote the culture of cycling and give an opportunity to our cycling teams to practice outdoors, we have organised the ‘HindAyan’, an annual multistage cycling race under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Nature of Event:

With the help of the Local Superintendent of Police and District Administration, roads will be designated for the race. In urban areas, it will be termed as an expedition and not a race.

  • Full Race: The 14 day race will start from New Delhi and will conclude at Sinhagad Fort, Pune. Shortlisted teams will be cycling an average of 250 km per day followed by a rest day.
  • Fees: Total fee for the full race is Rs.60,000 (Sixty Thousand) per participant. Pre-registration is Rs.3,000 (three thousand, non-refundable) at time of online application. Due to logistic and accommodation restrictions, we have a total of 60 spots for the full race. If one is selected, one has to pay the remaining Rs.57,000 to confirm his/her seat.
  • Inter-City Pro Race: The Inter City Race will cover approximately 250 km in between two cities. Registration fee is Rs.2,499 per intercity race.
  • Joy Ride: 30 km Joy Rides 1) Thane to CST Mumbai Feb 18, 2023. 2) Azad Maidan, to Vashi, Navi Mumbai at 7.30 am on February 19, 2023. Registration fee is Rs.1499. Special discount for students Rs.499.

February 5: Delhi to Agra
February 7: Agra to Jaipur
February 9: Jaipur to Bhilwara
February 10: Bhilwara to Udaipur
February 12: Udaipur to Ahmedabad
February 14: Ahmedabad to Surat
February 16: Surat to Thane
February 18: Thane to Mumbai Joy Ride
February 19: CST to Vashi Joy Ride
February 19: Mumbai to Pune

About Organiser: Vishnudas Shesharao Chapke is the convenor of HindAyan. He is a journalist and the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe overland (by road) travelling through 35 countries of five continents, for awareness of Climate Change, from 2016 to 2019. He had the honour to plant trees with the UN Environment Assembly President and several Environment Ministers around the world.


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