Mangaluru, May 02, 2018: April 28 will remain a memorable day for Anil Shet, Admin, Mangalore Cycling Club’s WhatsApp group. It was on this day he finally clocked 50,000 km cycling in four years and two months.
Anil Shet began riding on February 15, 2014, to fight issues like obesity and high BP. There was no looking back for him as he rode an average 33 km daily, starting at 5.30 a.m. His regular rides made him familiar with Mangaluru taluk’s topography.
Anil said he had done 7,800 km in 2014, 10,200 km in 2015, 12,000 km in 2016, 14,000 km in 2017 and 6,000 km so far in 2018, recorded on fitness app Strava.
A jeweller-turned-builder, the 37-year-old loves cycling for its immense health benefits. An engineering graduate from MIT, Manipal, Shet weighed 100 kg when he decided to take up cycling.
With fellow MACCers, he instituted Brevet — long distance rides of distance in multiples of 100 km that have to be completed within a specified time-frame. The group’s members have increased owing to the encouragement and guidance he provides other cyclists