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Mangaluru cyclist’s record feat

Mangaluru cyclist’s record feat


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Feb 12, 2016 : A businessman and Member of Mangaluru Bicycle Club Donald alias Dony Menezes has created a record  by completing 271.6 km  non-stop cycling  covering  two major ghats and  attaining 6,063 meters elevation on the Mangaluru-Charmady-Kudremukh-Moodbidri-Mangaluru route on a single day on February 10, Wednesday.


Donald MenezesHe had earlier cycled 302 kms between Mangaluru and Shiroor  with his  mentor Kishan Bangera in September last year.

On Thursday he set out at 4 am from Punjalakatte near Belthangady and completed his solo cycling expedition at 10.30 pm. His expedition took a total of 18 hours and 32 minutes at an average speed of 18.5 kms while his  maximum speed was 69.8 kmph while returning from Kudremukh Ghat.

Dony who is 49 had taken up cycling as part of his fitness regime and to reduce weight.  Dony is presently into real estate business and had worked in Dubai for 21 years.


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Manish Raj, Benagluru Fri, February-12-2016, 1:30
Sir your secrets of cycling has made you look young and healthy. You are down to earth personality has made you on the top of success. Good Luck for your future.
Abhijith N, Puttur Fri, February-12-2016, 12:43
Congrats Dony .You are person so dedicated apart from busy schedule working hard on our expedition . You are a idol of the cyclists.
Manoj Bhat, Kundapur Thu, February-11-2016, 11:30
Congratulations !Dony Menezes you have created a record by covering such along distance in given time. Best of luck.
Naresh Malli, Goa Thu, February-11-2016, 11:24
Hats off Dony.we wish you success for your future journey.
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