8 people (3 from RBWC -Rtn. Bhat, Rtn. Prasanna & Rtn. Pankaj & 5 from other clubs) from Bangalore participated in Leh-Ladakh cycling expedition for a week from 8th Aug to 15th Aug. It was a wonderful & challenging ride.
The ride terrain was simple to medium & tough to toughest we ever experienced. The ride from 9500 ft altitude to 13500 ft altitude & touching Fotula pass from Lamayuru base camp was something we would always cherish. The ride demanded absolute control over our breathing & perfect coordination between breathing & pedaling which helps to reach Fotula pass with normalcy. There were 20 participants who were all aged from 23 yrs to 65 yrs.
Team also cycled to Kanji village located near Heniskot, 12 Kms from NH1. The route to village is so scenic that you can see grand canyon of US here in Ladak region. Both sides of the road have huge mountain with river flowing in between. Since it is not a tourist place, it is virgin & you enjoy the beauty of nature. They could see that only because of cycling.
Some glimpses (Click for larger view):