Top cyclists of the valley are going to participate in the 3rd edition of Celestial Buds Cycling Championship which will be held on 16th of July at Check-i- Kawosa , Budgam .
The race will starts from the main gate of Celestial Buds High School, after five around outside the school on Srinagar- Gulmarg road, the race will end at the starting point.
As per guidance, the Race will be conducted in two categories Indian made category and foreign made category. The winners will be awarded cash and trophies; however, School students will also take part in the race.
“I am glad to see that cyclists of my area have dominated the cycling arena in valley from last few years. There are 20 professional cyclists with imported cyclists in my area,” said Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, who is one of the sponsors of the race.
“With increasing number of vehicles, our environment is affecting, cycling will help us to keep our atmosphere neat and clean,” he said, adding “we should support such events in the valley and promote cycling among the members in our society.”
Pertinently, J&K’s prominent cyclist Akbar Khan will take part in the Cycling Championship, who is also organising secretary of the event ; he said topers will get chance to participate in upcoming national cycling events.
“Our riders will be seen in the first bunch of 140 km race and point race in coming National cycling championship in Karnataka in October this year.We have prepared ourselves for National Championship and I hope, we will bag at least 4 medals this year,” he said.
“My motive is to revive the cycling culture here which keeps a healthy body. At least in every house they should have their own cycle,” he added
Meanwhile, participants have been asked to contact Akbar Khan on 9419009437 for any query regarding the events