Mangaluru, July 19, 2018: Two members of the Mangalore Classic Scooter Club – Girish PV and Suraj Henry have completed most adventurous and longest ride ever – Kanyamumari to Kashmir (K2K) on their 1982 Lamby and 1968 Lambretta respectively.
The members of the Mangalore Classic Scooter Club have been trying to not only save and showcase heritage of Classic Scooters of all makes, but also keep them going strong in today’s world of technology-loaded and much faster vehicles.
The duo left from Kanyakumari on June 26 and touched the peak at Khardung La on July 16, after 21 days on the road.
It took months of planning and preparation in getting the scooters ready for such a long trip. A trial run was already held in April, with many Classic Scooters taking the trial to Madikeri and back. The scooters were modified to carry luggage, with extra fuel cans and spares as well.
On the way, they encountered many fascinating people, family and friends, riders from different clubs, who all came together to welcome them with open arms.
One of the highlights of this trip was the handing over of the Star of Kargil Banner, with signatures from all the Motorcycling Club riders, conveying their message of respect and honour to the brave soldiers who guard borders in tough terrain.
The commanders and chiefs of the Kargil Army Camp were greatly touched and impressed to receive this, from the duo who had travelled all the way from Kanyakumari.
Felicitation : Girish P V Abhimanigalu and Honnekatte Friends Circle, Kulai, will felicitate to Girish P V and Suraj Henry, who have covered 4500 km from Kanyakumari to Khardung La, Kashmir, in 20 days.
Addressing reporters in Mangaluru on Wednesday, Pawan Maripadi said that the felicitation programme will be held at Mahila Mandala, Kulai at 6 pm on July 21.
Mangaluru City North MLA Dr Y Bharath Shetty will preside over the programme. Businessman Mahabala Poojary will be the chief guest. Vidyadayini High School, Surathkal, former Headmistress I Umadevi and others will be the guests.
A variety entertainment programme will be presented by local talents, prior to the formal function, he added.