Hiren Patel completes 1400 kms London Edinburgh London (LEL)
Hiren Patel,26, a Pune based software engineer working in Infosys, Hinjewadi, has participated in a grueling 1400 km Audax bicycle ride in the UK completing the same in 103 hours against the specified 114 hours.
Only Patel who completed the ride within the time limit. He has trained long and hard for this event, and each day he cycles from his house in Wakad, on the outskirts of Pune to his office in Hinjewadi covering a distance of 20kms. Each weekend, the biking enthusiast cycles approximately 200kms, while once a month he cycles to Kolhapur, covering a distance of 500kms.
Patel is also a member of the Pune Randonneurs Club, which is the oldest randonneuring club (also known as Audax in UK, Australia and Brazil) in the country. He now aims to participate in the Half Iron Man in 2014, and is scheduled to start preparing for the same.