Principal Correspondent :
FORTY-SIX cyclists, including 17-year-old Srushti Shivanikar of Amravati and city-based dentist Bhupendra Arya (77), rode 200 kms in a brevet organised by Nagpur Randonneurs on Sunday. A total of 51 riders registered for the brevet, also known as BRM. The BRM was historic as this was the first time in central India that 50-plus cyclists registered for a 200km event. The brevet, organised under the aegis of Audax India Randonneurs, which is affiliated to Audax Club Parisien, went one way to Peepalpani beyond Pandhurna.
Dr Surita Daphale, Neeta Kakkad and Kirti Bradiya of Amravati and Dr Swati Kulkarni, Ankita Pusadkar, Dr Anne Wilkinson of Nagpur were among the finishers. The others who rode the distance are: Vivek Jaiswal, Parag Potdar, Amol Ramteke, Atul Kalamkar, Devesh Tiwari, Aniruddha, Himanshu Roy and Biranshu Roy, Atul Kulkarni, Ajay Kulkarni, Milind Chittawar, Atul Thakur, Kiran Belsare, Vijay Sharma, Ashish Choudhari, Atharva Deshpande, Nishant Gupta, Chetan Thakur, Aniket Shegaonkar, Gaurao Gajbhiye, Kishor Ganjare, Ninad Manekar, Piyush Kotkar, Jagdish Kukreja, Vishwas Chati, Piyush Harshe, Ashish Kadu, Pradeep Singh, Sanjay K Singh, Vikas Patra, Harsh Rathi, Vinod Wankhade, Pravin Raut, Lalit Nirwan, Dharmendra Kumar, Pankaj Sarkate, Aashay Kekatpure and Abhishek Anne. Of the finishers, Milind Chittawar, Gaurao Gajbhiye, Kishor Ganjare, Aashay Kekatpure, Piyush Kotkar, Swati Kulkarni, Lalit Nirwan, Himanshu and Biranshu Roy, Aniket Shegaonkar, Pradeep Singh and Anne Wilkinson rode 100, 150 and 200km back to back in events organised by Nagpur Randonneurs on each Sunday starting January Three to become Randonneurs in three weeks flat.