Delhi to Leh Himalayan bike rally flagged off in New Delhi

June 13th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): The sixth edition of the ‘Himalayan Odyssey 2009′ that will test the endurance of 62 bikers on rough hilly terrain was flagged off from New Delhi on Saturday.

The Odyssey offers the best way to the ‘Enfield’ bike lovers from different parts of the country to put their wheels, hearts, spirits and beats together, to experience the mighty Himalayan mountain ranges from the saddles of their motorbikes.The 15-day adventure ride will traverse about 2500km through some of the roughest terrains, breathtaking corners, and highest mountain passes in the world.

“We are going from Delhi to Leh along with our entire troupe. There are around 50-60 members and all would be going on their Royal Enfields,” said Anil, a biker from Bangalore.

Passing through the Khardung La pass, the world’s highest motorable road, this bike rally promises to be the toughest, highest and most thrilling ride above sea level.

“It’s a new experience and would learn new things. And will see different things,” said Shantanu Vibhor, a biker from Kolkata.

While safety is the main concern, the basic pre-requisite for participation is that the bikers have to be physically fit, although a doctor is always available on demand.

A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield Motorcycles has been a pioneer of clean four-stroke technology in India from 1955. It is one of the oldest motorcycle companies in the world.

The Himalayan Odyssey will conclude in New Delhi on June 27. (ANI)

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