By covering 472 km from Leh to Manali in 34 hours and 54 minutes, Indian Army officer Lt. Col Sripada Sriram accomplished a new Guinness world record for ‘Fastest Solo Cycling (Men)’. The Indian Army officer of the Strategic Strikers Division began cycling from Leh in Ladakh at 4 am on Saturday (Sep 25) and finished on Sunday as he reached Manali in the afternoon.
According to a defence spokesperson, the Army officer travelled an impressive distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali in just over 34 hours and 54 minutes. Official Twitter handle of Northern Command, Indian Army posted a photograph of the officer. Lt. Col Sripada Sriram finished the journey by crossing five major passes in challenging climate conditions.
Marking the beginning of the Gunners Day celebrations Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram of Artillery successfully broke #guniessworldrecord for ‘Fastest Solo Cycling (Men)’ from #Leh to #Manali covering a distance of 472 Km.@adgpi@PRODefSrinagar@PIB_India@UCI_Track pic.twitter.com/h0LWBEqoN0— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) September 26, 2021
The defence spokesman stated that the performance was part of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' celebrations and marked the 195th Gunners' Day. India is witnessing 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' to register the 50th anniversary of its victory upon Pakistan in the 1971 war. The tweet explaining his unbelievable feat went viral and was widely shared on all social media platforms. Social media users praised Sripada Sriram for this achievement. Take a look.