Ripunjoy Gogoi, a young computer engineer from Guwahati, recently successfully completed one of the most difficult cycle events, Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), held from 20th to 24th August in France. Achieved a milestone.
Held every four years, Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is the oldest cycling event in the world, traveling from the French capital to the port city of Brest and back.
Not only that, Ripunjoy Gogoi performed the feat in the grueling Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) after four riders from Assam and one from Mizoram withdrew due to technical problems and time limits. He became the only player from the Northeast to do so. .
To earn a finisher medal, participants must complete the route within 90 hours.
Determined to try some record-breaking cycling events, Gogoy took part in the event with 280 riders from India, a total of 8,300 cyclists, all from Rambouillet, 30km from central Paris. started.
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In a candid conversation with Ripunjoy Gogoy, the cyclist said, “The event started from Rambouillet, east of Paris, west and back again.”
Gogoy said the total distance traveled would be 1220 km and a total elevation of 12,000 meters had to be covered in a 90-hour timeframe.
It should be mentioned here that in this daunting task, Ripunjoy Gogoi completed the task in a time frame of 88 hours and 30 minutes thanks to her determination not to sleep more than 6 hours. It means we were able to do it.
Gogoy also said the feat was only possible thanks to this excellent riding practice, which has been achieved in record time in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and other parts of India.
The 29-year-old network engineer has also achieved the milestone of successfully completing one of the world’s most difficult cycling in 2022.
In early August 2022, Gogoi also took part in the London-Edinburgh-London Cycling Event, considered one of the world’s most challenging cycling events.
Participants have to climb 14,000 meters above the altitude of Everest, which tests their endurance and grit.
The London-Edinburgh-London self-funded 1500km cross-British cycle hit the circuit after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 and witnessed an overwhelming turnout of 1,900 cyclists from around the world.
A total of 172 Indians took part in the competition, placing them second only to British participants. Ripunjoy and Dhiraj Dutta represented the Northeast at the event.
The 29-year-old is an avid cyclist and has completed many successful long-distance events in the past.