By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:
A team of 7 seasoned cyclists from Bhubaneswar are all set to go on an international cycle trip from Vietnam to Cambodia.
The following seven cyclists of Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club (BCAC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India will participate in the Vietnam-Cambodia International Cycle Trip (from Hanoi to Phnom Penh through Ho Chi Minh) organised by BCAC carrying their own cycles from India:
- Sanjeeb Panda
- Sudhanwa Dash
- Bibhu Prasad Kar
- Simadri Manoj Kumar Prusty
- Devdutta Kumar
- Gopal Krushna Sahu
- Ajay Kumar Nanda
The team will fly from Kolkotta to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam on 1.11.2016
From 02.11.16 to 15.11.2016, the cyclists will cycle from Hanoi along the coast of South China Sea through Than Hoa, Vinn, Hong Son, Truong Nha Ho, Hue, Da Nang, Quang Ngal, Tuy Hoa, NHA Trang, Nhiet Dien Vinh Tan, Lagi, Long Khanh to reach Ho Chi Minh City on 15.11.2016 in 14 days covering about 1700 Km. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city of Vietnam.
16.11.16 the cyclists will cycle from Ho Chi Minh to reach the land border of Cambodia at Bavet. The cyclists will cycle for two days to reach Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia on 17.11.2016.
The cyclists will cycle for 16 days covering total distance of about 2000 KM. The purpose of the trip is “FRIENDSHIP & PEACE”. During the trip, the team will interact with the local people of Vietnam and Cambodia to know their culture, life style, social values.
The cyclists will fly back to Kolkotta from Phnom Phen on 19.11.2016.
BCAC, stands for Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club, founded in 2014 is a recreational cycling club that presents the opportunity to be with like-minded people and have fun together. It also fosters an enthralling atmosphere by having cycling tours and other city based cycling events. Enjoying cycling is a solitary pursuit, which is why At BCAC, we strive to be a very communal, relaxed pace cycling alliance: one that recognizes the full worth of exercising and entertainment aspects.
With the sole aim of taking cycling to a whole new level, 9 BCAC brave hearts joined Manali to Leh ride in 2014. While the expedition was truly enjoyable, traversing through the high standing mountainous terrains was really a challenging task.
In 2015 six cycle enthusiasts of this club embarked on a journey from Bhubaneswar to Bhutan, a course of 1302 kms, which we had to cover in 11 days. The journey also included 170-km mountain ride from Thimpu – Paro – Thimpu.