Setting International standards in India, Creating Legacy!
Inspire India organizes Race Across America (RAAM) Qualifiers in India with a mission is to create challenging International standard cycle races in India. Starting with the Deccan Cliffhanger in Feb 2014, Inspire India has lived up to it’s promise of providing Indian ultracyclists an opportunity to evolve into world class athletes.
The Deccan Cliffhanger, a 643 KM non stop race is India’s best known Ultracycling event, and is truly the gateway to RAAM for Indian Ultracyclists! The very first edition enjoyed the participation of Shusanah Pillinger (the first British woman to finish RAAM), Hitendra Mahajan and Mahendra Mahajan (first 2 person team from India to finish RAAM). All 3 of of India’s Solo Finishers at RAAM, including Kabir Rachure qualified at The Deccan Cliffhanger!
Introduced in January 2017, The Ultra Spice Race is a challenging route of upto 1750 km designed to be a stepping stone between DC and RAAM. In the very first edition saw Bharat Pannu finish the 1000 km edition. Within months he along with his crew member Darshan Dubey became the first 2 person team from India to finish Race Around Austria. Read More – https://www.inspireindia.net.in/team-inspire-india-at-race-around-austria-2017-2/
The second edition saw a RAAM and RAA solo finisher win the 1750 Km edition, declaring the race as tough! Read More – https://www.inspireindia.net.in/ultra-spice-2nd-edition-report/
The world’s highest Ultra Race.. The Great Himalayan was introduced in 2018! This race is set in one of the world’s most challenging and spectacular terrains… The Himalayas! Recced and raced by another solo RAAM and Trans Siberian Race finisher, both editions have been won by Kabir Rachure!
Friction – Be your own hero (below) is a film about her journey of transformation through cycling and why she advocates to each person to find their own inner hero!
Justin Too of Ultracycling Show had a chat about what makes each Inspire India Race a unique challenge!