I had been on a couple of cycling rides but not on a trip like this. It was adventurous and stimulating. The fact that we were dealing with people from all strata did leave a mark. The places we stayed at were beautiful and the group could bond better. I enjoyed the rides by the sea shore; the local food was superb, and how can I forget, the ‘painful’ stretching after each ride. The distances were not too taxing; the rhythm and distances are set with both first timers as well as regulars in mind. I met like-minded , decent and very enthusiastic people. If we could have had a day or two dedicated to a trek, or in exploring the other side of the island, it would have been the icing on the cake.
My biggest concern and apprehension specially cos, I was just then recovering from a bad knee injury, was if I would be able to keep pace and finish as well as I could. But, thanks to all who were there and specially Vidya, it went off without any hitch at all. Another concern was the food, me being vegetarian, I was worried if I would find decent food, which I did, thanks to the team again. All that we explored and were allowed to suggest made the experience more personal.
Savitha Bhavsar – Srilanka (February 2018)