Inspire India Ultracycling Awards

Inspire India Ultra Races…. The Deccan Cliffhanger, Ultra Spice Race, Great Himalayan Ultra…. These races have fired the imagination of so many people who come year after year to pit themselves against the challenges we put up! The growing community of Ultraracers in India, have inspired us to create Awards in honour of the ones who achieved them! Read on to find out a bit about the legacy of these Awards and how you can achieve them too!

Please read Eligibility Criteria, if you think we have missed noting an award please email inspireindiateam at the rate G mail dot com with name of award you seek to enter, all details of the Races, Dates, and other pertinent details as per Eligibility criteria!

TEAM RELAY SPIRIT FASTEST TO FINISH AWARD

RUTVIK KHARE OUTSTANDING CREW AWARD

KABIR RACHURE ULTRA AWARD

Kabir Rachure Ultra Award

This award is named after Kabir Rachure, who is the first person to successfully finish all 3 Inspire India Races SOLO in Sept 2018, Deccan Cliffhanger, Ultra Spice and Great Himalayan... and to have done them all with a podium place... not once but thrice as of Sept 2021!
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Presented to each racer who finishes each of Inspire India 3 Road Races within a span of four years in SOLO Category.
Sr NoRQ NoRacer NameDetailsAdditional AchievementsBlog/Page Link
1RQ 038Kabir Rachure#1 - Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 5- 2017 - RQed 3rd place
#2 - Ultra Spice Race 1750km Edition 2- 2018 - RQed 2nd Place
#3 - Great Himalayan Ultra Edition 1- 2018 - RQed 1st place
RAAM SOLO 2019 successful finish!https://www.facebook.com/Kabiraam2020
2RQ 038Kabir Rachure#1 - Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 6- 2018 - RQed 3rd place
#2 - Ultra Spice Race 1750km Edition 3- 2019 - RQed 2nd Place
#3 - Great Himalayan Ultra Edition 2- 2019 - RQed 1st place 1750KM
Fastest Indian for Everesting.cc 15hrs 50mins on Bhandara hills
https://www.facebook.com/Kabiraam2020
3RQ 038Kabir Rachure#1 - Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 7- 2019 - RQed 1st place
#2 - Ultra Spice Race 1000km Edition 4- 2020 - RQed 1st Place
#3 - Great Himalayan Ultra Edition 2- 2021 - RQed 1st place
https://www.facebook.com/Kabiraam2020
4RQ 140Kapil Sharma#1 - Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 7- 2019 - RQed 3rd place
#2 - Ultra Spice Race 1200km Edition 5 - 2020 - RQed 2nd Place
#3 - Great Himalayan Ultra Edition 3- 2021 - RQed 3rd place
Ultrarunnerhttps://www.facebook.com/kapilsharma.82
BHARAT PANNU ULTRA SPICE AWARD

Bharat Pannu Ultra Spice Award

This award is named after Bharat Pannu, who is the first person to successfully finish the first 3 editions of The Ultra Spice Race SOLO... and to have done them all with a podium place! The Award was won by Kabir Rachure after his successful RQ in 2020
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Presented to each racer who finishes The Ultra Spice Race SOLO, including at least once in 1750Km category, thrice within a span of five races.
Sr NoRQ NoRacer NameDetiailsAdditional AchievementsBlog/Page Link
1RQ 049Bharat Kumar#1 - USR 1000 KM Edition 1- 2017 - RQed 1st place
#2 - USR 1750 KM Edition 2- 2018 - RQed 2nd Place
#3 - USR 1750 KM Edition 3- 2019 - RQed 1st place
Inspire India Team of 2 at Race Around Austria 2200 KM - 2017
Kashmir to Kanyakumari - 3604 km - Guinness Record Successful Attempt - 8 days 9 hours 45 minutes

Golden Quadrilateral - 5942 km - Guinness Record Successful Attempt - 14 days 23 hours 52 minutes

Leh to Manali - 472 km - Guinness Record Successful Attempt - 35 hours 53 minutes
https://www.facebook.com/bharatpannuraam/
2RQ 038Kabir Rachure#1 - USR 1750 KM Edition 2- 2018 - RQed 2nd Place
#2 - USR 1750 KM Edition 3- 2019 - RQed 2nd place
#3 - USR 1000 KM Edition 4- 2020 - RQed 1st place
Solo RAAM 2019 Finisher
2 time Inspire India Ultra Race Awardee
https://www.facebook.com/Kabiraam2020
ILA PATIL WOMEN'S RQ AWARD

Ila Patil Women's RQ Award

This award is named after Ila Patil, who is the first (and as of 2020 the only) Indian Woman to successfully Qualify for Race Across America at the Deccan Cliffhanger SOLO in 2016 and
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Presented to each Woman who RAAM Qualifies in any of Inspire India Races.
Sr NoRQ NoRacer NameDetailsAdditional AchievementsBlog/Page Link
1RQ 039Ila PatilDeccan Cliffhanger Edition 5- 2016 - RQed 1st placeUltra Spice Race 1750KM - Edition 3- 2019 - Finish
ABBF TANDEM AWARD

ABBF Tandem Award

Named after Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation, an organisation started by Divyanshu Ganatra who firmly believes in inclusivity. ABBF enables people with and without disabilities to participate in numerous outdoor activities including Tandem Cycling.
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Awarded in recognition of all Tandem Finishers at any Inspire India Race, in Team or Solo category.
Sr NoTeam and Racer NameFormatRace
1Adventures Beyond Barriers- Nupur Pittie, Divanshu Ganatra, Bharat Pittie, Manasvi Baheti, Praveen Raju, Ekinath Khedekar, Kailesh Baheti, Prasad Gurav4 Person RelayDeccan Cliffhanger Edition 5- 2017
2Adventures Beyond Barriers- Divyanshu Ganatra, Bharat Pittie, Manasvi Baheti, Nupur Pittie, Sagar Baheti, Kailash Baheti, Sanket Bhirud, Praveen Kumar4 Person RelayDeccan Cliffhanger Edition 6- 2018
ANAND PATIL DC MASTERS AWARD

Anand Patil DC Masters Award

This award is named after Anand Patil, who is the first person to successfully finish 3 consecutive SOLO Deccan Cliffhanger races, and to have done them all with a first place win in his age group!
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Presented to each racer who has finished The Deccan Cliffhanger Solo thrice within a span of 6 races in 50+ age group.
Sr NoRQ NoRacer NameRace DetailsOther Achievemnts
1RQ 045Anand Patil#1 - Edition 4 -2016 RQ 1st Place,
#2 - Edition 5 -2017 RQ 1st place,
#3 - Edition 6 -2018 RQ 1st place
Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 7 -2019 RQ 2nd place.
He has also done Ironman and Ultraman
(Details to be added)
CHAITANYA VELHAL DC AWARD

Chaitanya Velhal DC Award

This award is named after Chaitanya Velhal, who is the first person to successfully finish Deccan Cliffhanger SOLO... and to have done them all with a podium place!
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Presented to each racer who has finished The Deccan Cliffhanger Solo thrice within a span of 6 races in 18-49 age group.
Sr NoRQ NoRacer NameRace DetailsOther Achievements
1RQ 001Chaitanya VelhalEdition 2 -2014 RQ 1st place,
Edition 3 -2015 RQ 2nd place,
Edition 6 -2018 RQ 2nd Place
Desert 500 600 km RQ win - 2016, Multiple Ironman,
DC edition 7 - 2019 RQ 2nd place
2RQ 038Kabir RachureEdition 4 -2016 Finish,
Edition 5 -2017 RQ 3rd place,
Edition 6 -2018 RQ 3rd place
RAAM 2019 SOLO
2 times Inspire India Ultra Award winner
Bharat Pannu Ultra Spice Award winner
2 times winner of Great Himalayan
DC 7th Edition 2019 - 1st Place
3RQ 026Sundaram NarayananEdition 1 -2014 RQ,
Edition 4 -2016 RQ,
Edition 6 -2018 RQ
Ultra Spice 1750 Self Supported edtion 4 - 2020 - 2nd Place winner
4RQ 030Rahul ZanjurneEdition 4 -2016 Finish,
Edition 5 -2017 Finish,
Edition 6 -2018 Finish
DC edition 7 - 2019 Finish
TEAM RELAY SPIRIT FASTEST TO FINISH

Team Relay Spirit Fastest to Finish Award

Named after Team Relay Spirit, who set the 2 person record of 22hrs 53mins in DC Edition 4 2016 (Arham Shaikh and Vedant Halarnekar) which still stands after 2018 edition, and have set the 'fastest to the finish' record of 20hrs 50 mins in 2017 with a 4 person team.
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Awarded in each edition, to Relay Teams of The Deccan Cliffhanger reaching the finish line in the least time irrespective of their categories.
Sr NoEditionTeam NameTeam DetailsTeam MembersFinish Time
1Edition 5- 2017Team Relay Spirit4 person - 18-34yrs - All MenArham Shaikh, Mihir Deo, Nikhil Anandsekar, Vedant Halarnekar20:50
2Edition 6- 2018Team WERC3 person - 18-34yrs - All MenNavin kotian, Harivijay kudva P., Venkat Dhiraj22:41:35
3Edition 7- 2019Team Axis4 person - 35-49yrs - All MenAkkshay Joshi, Ajit Kulkarni, Rahul Meher, Vijay Phalke23:49:06
RUTVIK KHARE OUTSTANDING CREW AWARD

Rutvik Khare Outstanding Crew Award

The Award is named after Rutvik Khare, who besides being a key member of the Ultra Spice officials team, has the following Crewing experiences.
#1 - Crewed for the first Indian to successfully finish Race Across America (RAAM) solo.
# 2 - He was also Crew chief for the first finisher of The Ultra Spice 1750km Race
#3 - Crew chief for the first Indian to successfully finish Race Across Austria (RAA) 2200km solo.
#4 - Crew chied for Ila Patil, the first woman to finish Ultra Spice 1750 KM in 2019
#5 - Crew for Kabir Rachure at RAAM 2019 SOLO finish
Awarded to the Crew deemed outstanding in the performance of their role as crew in each Inspire India Race.
The Awardee Crew is selected based on Officials feedback with respect to observations of the crew, their compliance to rules especially regarding safety of themselves and the racers, and overall behavior considering the tough job they have to do.
Sr NoTeam or Racer NameCrew NamesRace
1Ashwin GovindasamyRamesh Palani, Gunaa Gunasekaran, Santosh RamachandranRookie racer and Rookie Crew - 1st Place - Deccan Cliffhanger Edition 6- 2018
2Dhanraj Karkera Team We R Cycling Mangalore - Names to be added.Exemplary Role of crew in Racer's Finish - Ultra Spice Race 1750km -Edition 3- 2019
3Rajlaxmi TeliTeam Terrafit
Ajit Deswandikar
Sameer Gholve
Anto Gloren
Exemplary Role of crew in Racer's Finish - Deccan Cliffhanger -Edition 7- 2019
4Kabir RachureSapana Rachure
Sapana Rachure - Crew Chief
Ratnadeep Patil
Tushar Dhuri
Nikhil Bhavsar
Archana Ghanekar Chaphekar
Geeta Pansare
Jaya Bhavsar
Aditi Prabhukeluskar
Role Model crew, displaying excellent understanding in ensuring safe and smooth RQ - Ultra Spice Race 1750km -Edition 4- 2020
DIVYA TATE ULTRA CREW AWARD

Divya Tate Ultra Crew Award

The Award is named after Divya Tate, who crewed 8 times in 4 International Ultracycling races from 2012-2017 in order to garner experience which was then shared through Inspire India's Ultra Race Seminars, designed to prepare racers and their crew for Ultra Racing!
ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Awarded to Individual Crew who have successfully crewed in 6 or more Ultra Races, including at least 4 Inspire India races.
Safety and Adherence to rules is essential to be eligible for this award.
Successfully indicates a race finish by the racer or team.

Applications are invited.
Please email inspireindiateam at the rate G mail dot com with all details, including name and date of race, name of racer/team, and proof of crewing.
Sr NoCrew NameRace DetailsRacer Details
1Sapana Rachure#1-4 - The Deccan Cliffhanger Editions 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019
#5-7 - The Ultra Spice Race Editions 2018, 2019, 2020 #8-9 - The Great Himalayan Ultra Race Edition 2018, 2019
#10 - RAAM 2019
Kabir Rachure
2Tushar Dhuri#1-4 - The Deccan Cliffhanger Editions 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019
#5-7 - The Ultra Spice Race Editions 2018, 2019, 2020 #8-9 - The Great Himalayan Ultra Race Edition 2018, 2019
Kabir Rachure
3Darshan Dubey#1-2 - The Deccan Cliffhanger Editions 2017 and 2019
#3-5 - The Ultra Spice Race Editions 2017, 2018, 2019
#6 - RAAM Solo 2019
DC 2017 - Omkar Kesarkar
DC 2019 - Team E=MC2
Ultra Spice 2017, 2018, 2019 - Bharat Pannu
RAAM 2019 - Geoff Brunner

Divya Tate - International Ultra Race Experience

Crew and Officiating Experience at International Races & Events between 2012-2019
No.Event and YearGeneral DescriptionPrimary RoleOther
1RAAM 2012 - First RAAM crewing experience An Indian rider who DNFed at AlamosaNavigation, Rider Care, Meal PrepDrove RV, managed RV systems
2Crew seminar - Feb 2013Attended RAAM Crew seminar in San Diego.
3RAAM 2013 - Crew 4 person US team Team Break The Cycle finished in 7 and a half days. Race Metrics, Navigation, Rider Care, Meal Prep, RV kitchen set upPhotography, Videography
4RAW 2014 - CrewSOLO RAW racer, Dave Preston. finished in 3 days. Navigation, Rider Care, Meal Prep, Photography, a bit of social media
5RAW 2014 - Official for RAAMDrove back from Durango, to TS 2 to Officiate along the route for the Teams.
Driving, Navigation, Observing Teams, Ensuring compliance to rules
6RAAM 2015 - ObserverObserver on Joan Deitchman’s crewTrained Chaitanya (Joan's crew from India) about the route, RAAM rules, road conditions, crew roles etc
7RAAM 2015 - Crew4 person women’s TEAM Sorella RAAMRoute instructions, Crew instructions, Internal communication, Logistics of Team transitions, Time space management. Navigation, Rider Care, Meal Prep, Photography and social media uploads.
8PBP 2015 INDIA TEAM Management - PBP 2015Support for 53 riders from India at Paris Brest Paris.Team management, Communications, Logistics.Drop Bag management at Loudiac control, Rider care.
9RAE 2015 - Race Across EuropeCo Crew Chief for 2 person TEAM – Saddle Sand Sea from UK.Co-crew chief - Setting up Route Map files,
Navigation, Driving, Logistics of Transitions, Time space management, rider care
Photography, Videography, a bit of social media
10RAAM 2016 – CrewCo Crew Chief for self-supported Around the world Record holder Juliana Buhring’s attempt at RAAM solo, DNFed due to health issues on day 4.Pre Race Registration management, Logistics, creating budget, race plan, checklists for all supplies, setting up systems for Transitions, crew & Time space management.Driving, Navigation, Photography and social Media
11RAA 2016 – Race Around Austria - CrewCrew Chief for Ammar Miyaji’s attempt at 1500 km. DNFed due to various reasons after 2 days.Pre Race Registration management, Logistics, creating budget, race plan, checklists for all supplies, setting up systems for Transitions, crew management. Driving, navigation rider carePhotography and social Media, crew training for this and future races.
12RAA 2017 – Race Around Austria - CrewCrew Chief for Racers Bharat Pannu and Darshan Dubey at RAA 2200 km. Successfully finished.Pre Race training, Registration management, Logistics, race plan, checklists for all supplies, setting up systems for Transitions, crew management. During the race, Driving, Navigation, Rider Care, Photography and social Media, crew training.
13PBP 2019 - OfficialFinish line Official at Rambouillet.300 from Audax India Randonneurs to oversee.Attend the International LRM meeting.