Cyclist Kaizad Kumana Rides To Udvada And Back

On 15th December, 2022, 48-year-old recreational triathlete and passionate cyclist – Kaizad Kumana, successfully undertook a solo cycle ride from his residence in Malad (Mumbai) to the Iranshah Atash Behram in Udwada (Gujarat), and back home, the next day. His aim was to promote non-motorized travel and of course, to pay his respects to the holy Iranshah, in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

Speaking to PT, Kaizad says, “The journey to Udwada was very scenic, watching the world go by at a leisurely pace. I had breakfast at Ahura and repaired a puncture at Charoti. It was hot and humid with no shade for almost 60 odd kms. Took a couple of pitstops on the way and reached Udwada, paid my respects to Iranshah, stayed overnight and left at 5:00 am, next morning. I returned with another group of 4 cyclists who were starting the last leg of their Delhi-Mumbai cycle ride, from Vapi to Mumbai, organized by my Coach Shankar Thapa (Ironman triathlete). The ride home was a lot of fun and adventure. This intrepid spirit of cycling and adventure is what makes the ride memorable and more eventful than mere material pleasures of life.”

Last year, Kaizad completed a remarkable journey, riding his cycle across 1,460 kms, over a 6-day period (18th to 23rd December, 2021), from India Gate in New Delhi, to the Gateway of India, in Mumbai. As a recreational triathlete, he has participated in a couple of Olympic distance triathlons, with modest finish timings.

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