Race Details

Categories and Timings



Racing Age is the age each Racer will turn during the calendar year of the race (year of race minus birth year).

RQIs the RAAM Qualifier. Timing as listed below. The Ride option is for riders to attempt riding The Deccan Cliffhanger solo. All riders who complete the route within their time limit of 38hrs will be qualified for a TDC Finisher’s Award, but will not be qualified for RAAM.

AgeTime - MenTime - Women
RQ - Race – 18-49 yrs32 Hrs34 Hrs
SOLORQ - Race – over 5034 Hrs36 Hrs
Inspire India Timings38 Hrs38 Hrs


Racing Age is the age each Racer will turn during the calendar year of the race (year of race minus birth year).

Team Age is the average racing age of all Team members (total number of years divided by 2,3 or 4 depending on team size).


All Men

Mixed – at least 1 member is Male and 1 Female.

All women

Details of Relay Team Format

Relay Team Format for Deccan Cliffhanger – This is really a fun event, to enjoy the route, challenge yourself, while you share the distance with your buddies.
The team event is a relay, not a peloton of 2, 3 or 4 members. Team members take turns riding, while other/s rest in the support vehicle and move up the road.
Teams have the freedom to decide how often you swap riders, how long each member rides and how much distance each covers.

If Rider A is cycling, the support vehicle will position the next rider B, with her/his cycle up the route. B will wait for the A to come right up to that point, and overlap cycles, before starting to ride. A will stop, put bike on car and vehicle will follow B and move up to the next exchange point. (refer video below in which Team Break The Cycle does it ‘oh so smoothly’)
Team members may share the driving of the support vehicle, though at least one dedicated driver is mandatory for safety.
2 and 3 member teams can manage comfortably in 1 support vehicle with a bike rack. 4 member teams can also manage with if it is a large pick up type of vehicle that can accommodate 4 bikes or if members want to share bikes.

Form a team of cyclists, get a friend to support you with the promise of beers at the end of the road…. and just ride!

Video Of Rider Exchange

SOLO is just that…. Solo! Solo racers ride the entire distance. while their crew provides them with full support.

How to plan your relay team, crew vehicle, how to make exchanges etc

Relay Teams - 2. 3. 4 personsAgeTime – All Men, MixedTime - All Women,
18-34 yrs30 Hrs32 Hrs
RACE35-49 yrs31 Hrs33 Hrs
over 5032 Hrs34 Hrs
  • All Categories finish under 38 hours
  • The Ride Events are non-competitive.
  • All Participants will receive a Medal and Certificate on completion of the route.

There are no bicycle categories at this time. Special bikes will be considered and ruled upon by the Race Advisor.