Three Indians from Chennai cycling around the world for peaceDecember 22nd, 2007 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (ANI): Three Indian from Chennai, kicked off their world peace tour in Malaysia and will be travelling to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia.
Senbaga Vaira Vanchinak Kuntrak Kothai Valavamara Vazhuthi (48), his stepbrother K. Surendran (42), and nephew E. Rajeshkumar (22), hope to complete their cycling tour of East Asia and Australia in the next three months.
Senbaga, who usually cycles around the globe alone, coaxed his stepbrother and nephew to come along this time.
On a personal note, he is aiming to have his cycling escapades recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records by July next year.
“In all my 17 years of cycling, I have cycled as much as 986,000km. By right, I have already beaten the present world record holder, an English professor, who managed to cycle 643,700km within 17 years,” Senbaga said.
“But I don’t want to register my name yet until I have cycled in the US, Britain, Canada and Africa, which I plan to complete by August,” he claimed.
Senbaga’s love for cycling began after the 1982 Asian Games in New Dehli.
On why he chose to start his world peace tour in Malaysia, Senbaga said it was because of the country’s scenic beauty and the friendly people.
“I love to come to this country because of the friendly reception I receive from Malaysians every time. We came here on December 4 and have cycled from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur so far,” the New Straits Times Online quoted him, as saying.
Senbaga said that he plans to cycle to Ipoh and eventually to Bukit Kayu Hitam before making way to Thailand.
Senbaga said his nephew and stepbrother had also set records in India for various cycling events.
Senbaga’s cycling tour is sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and the Srimad Dayanad Vedarsha Maha Vidyalaya Gauthan Nagar school in New Delhi, where he teaches mathematics and English. (ANI)
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