A 28-year-old, from Guwahati, Assam named Ripunjoy Gogoi who is a computer engineer by profession, completed one of the most difficult cycle rides in the world successfully. Considered to be one of the most challenging cycling events, the London-Edinburgh-London cycling event requires the participant to scale an elevation of 14,000 meters which is even more than the elevation of Mount Everest.
The 1500-km self-supported London-Edinburgh-London cycle ride across the UK again came to the tracks two years later after the Covid-19 situation. A total of 1,900 cyclists from across the world participated in the ride.
Ripunjoy and Dhiraj Dutta represented the northeast at the event and along with them 172 other Indians took part.
Ripunjoy Gogoi, the 28-year-old is an able cyclist who has already achieved great success and covered many long-distance events in the past.
Last year’s event was postponed amid the Covid-19 pandemic and was scheduled for the 7th and 12th August 2022. An alteration was made which was that the route was extended to 1540km, with a time allowance of 128 hours and 20 minutes for the main group and 100 hours for the first group. The route expanded out to Dunfermline, including a crossing of the Firth of Forth, and passed through Edinburgh city centre.