The four riders finished back-to-back BRMs of total 710 kms in 40.49 hours.
Four Pune riders pulled out a unique feat by finishing back-to-back BRMs (Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux, endurance races) in Aurangabad.
The cyclists completed the gruelling task on June 26.
Brevets, also known as BRMs (Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux), are fixed distance cycle events that are to be completed within specified time limits.
Sidgonda Patil (37), a resident of Nehrunagar, Pimpri; along with Dhanraj Helambe (45) of Wakad; Adesh Kale (42) of Hinjewadi; and Chandrakant Harpale (47) of Hadpasar, completed a 400km BRM in 22 hours, and then immediately got back on the road for a 300km BRM.
After 18.5 hours of cycling, they finished the second task too.
They took a total of 40.49 hours to finish 710kms.
“Though the route for both BRMs doesn’t have much elevation, the strong headwinds for almost 200kms wore us down.
The riders are not going to rest as they have already started preparing for their next big challenge.
On July 15, Patil will take on the mighty 1,200km BRM on the Bengaluru – Ooty – Coimbatore route, which is considered one of the toughest for the mountain climbs.
The other three are preparing for a 1,000km BRM in Surat on September 1.
From left Chandrakant HarpaleSidgonda PatilAdesh Kale andDhanraj Helambe
(From left) Chandrakant Harpale, Sidgonda Patil, Adesh Kale and Dhanraj Helambe