Ride from Kanniyakumari to Khardungla in 5 days

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Hyderabad, May 23 (UNI) Two motorcycle riders will traverse from Kanniyakumari to Khardungla, the world's highest motorable road in the Himalayas, in just five days, in an attempt to drive their way into the Limca Book of World Records.

The riders -- Karanbir Singh and Pankaj Trivedi -- would traverse through nine States and 22 cities in the Gulf overdrive Endurance Xtreme Challenge 2008, organised by lubricants major Gulf Oil and OVERDRIVE, a car and bike magazine.

The mission would be flagged off at Kanniyakumari on May 26 and the riders would go through Madurai, Salem, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Pang and Upshi before entering the final leg that would take them to Khardungla via Leh, a release here said.

The riders would endure extreme heat conditions for a majority of the ride, before facing sub-zero temperature at Himachal and Jammu.

Karanbir Singh had been a Team TVS and Team Yamaha rally team rider and had participated in four Raid de Himalayas (the world's highest motorsport event). Pankaj Trivedi was a world record holder and a successful adventurer, who recently rode from London to Marsimik La.

Hero Honda was facilitating the challenge with two Hero Honda Karizma Motorcyles, spares and support.


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