MTB Himalaya Shimla cycle rally begins


mtb 2013Shimla : Almost 50 cyclists took off early Saturday here in the MTB Himalaya Shimla 2013 cycle race on a cool crisp day .

“The participants belong to ten Indian states and three are from overseas . The youngest in 15 years old and the oldest is 53 years ,”Akhil Puri , one of the organisers of the race told Sun Post

Starting from Potters Hill on day 1 the route glides past one of India’s oldest public school , Bishop Cotton School.

It then moves on past Panthaghati to Sadhupul to halt at Chail a popular tourist destination .

On day 2 the race starts from Chail and passes through the scenic places of Dochi , Sadhupul , Shoghi and Panthaghati to finally wind up at Shimla after 133 km

The MTB Himalaya Shimla edition will take off on Saturday April 6  from Potters Hill at 9 am .

Race coverage will be dynamic with real time updates on facebook , twitter and the official blog of the rally .