“Desert 500 has been the journey of my lifetime. It was one of the most difficult endurance-testing challenge I have undertaken… “
This cycling challenge sets out their riders in India’s Thar Desert, from the famous city of Jodhpur-Osiyan–Phalodi–Ramdevra-Pokhran-Dechoo–Phalodi-Nagaur and back.
A total journey of 500 kilometers to be completed in 24 hours!
I practiced for 2-3 months with interval training, strength building and long distance cycling (200km) for endurance. I had to monitor what I eat and always followed a strict diet.
The D-Day was on 27th Feb 2016, the starting point being Bijolai Palace, A Tree-house Palace Hotel Jodhpur. At 11am there was a debriefing of the route description along with the bike and support vehicle inspection. All the bikers were excited and ready to test their limits and give their best.