BENGLAURU: Two Bengaluru-based businessmen, who started their bike journey to London on April 16 from Town Hall here, have reached their destination in 76 days.
Manjunath Chikkaiah, a businessman, and King Richard, a factory owner, both aged 42, rode their Triumph Tiger 800 bikes for 23,500km across 21 countries to reach London on Saturday. They are flying back to Bengaluru on Wednesday.
During their two-and-a half month journey, the adventure seekers passed countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands to reach London.
“We covered 450-500km every day. We experienced all four seasons of the weather. The mercury had touched 42°C in China, while heavy rain greeted us in Thailand, following us up to China. It was spring in Estonia and we were stuck for five hours because of heavy snow in Kyrgyzstan,” the duo said.
Manjunath and Richard are part of White Dragon Adventures, a long-distance biker group. They took to biking as a hobby after realising their busy work schedules were financially rewarding but not mentally.
Asked whether they ever wanted to come back midway, Manjunath said, “This is the first leg of our world trip. It was a challenge for us. We never thought of returning. In fact, everytime we crossed a country, we only became more motivated to reach our destination.” The preparations for the ride began twoand-a-half years ago, as part of which, they went to Kanyakumari and Leh. They even drove a car to Singapore.
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Mahesh P Y-Navi Mumbai-22 hours ago
its great to keep hobiles alive... otherwise most of us are in rat race... study-job-marriage-kids-their education - their job - their marrriage - their kids -end of life
Rights-Bedok-21 hours ago
If you taken route through pakis then, neither you nor your soul also would have reached.