Lucknow: Yashesh Vyas, 53, a cyclist from UP, participated in the London-Edinburgh-London (LEL)-2022 Long Distance Cycling Race held from August 7 to 12. Yashesh Vyas, a member of the Pedal Yatri Cycling Association (PCA) and an architect by profession, cycled 1540 km during this period.
Yashesh Vyas, the first cyclist from UP, who participated in the world’s second longest distance cycle race, was welcomed by the PCA team at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Lucknow airport on his arrival in Lucknow after participating in this race. On this occasion, PCA Secretary Anand Kishore Pandey congratulated Yashesh and said that he participated in difficult circumstances. Even after getting injured in the accident, he did not stop. He was congratulated for this.
PCA members present on the occasion also congratulated Yashesh for this phenomenal achievement. Manoj Singh, Ramesh Chandra, Sandeep Singh, Sandeep Joshi, Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Dr. Sekia and Sanjay Agarwal were present on this occasion.
During this Yashesh credits his wife Vibhuti and family members, his coach and mentor Miten, HOD and co-cyclists for encouraging him to participate in this difficult race. Yashesh did not give up the race despite being injured in the accident and completed it in 148 hours.
The LEL is a 1540 km self-supported bicycle race in the United Kingdom between the prestigious capital cities of England and Scotland and takes place once every four years. The participant has to complete this cycle race in the stipulated time of 128 hours 20 minutes.