An Indian mother of two has cycled around her country on a tandem, ridden from south to north, and broken a number of records. Photo: Meera Velanka
An Indian mother of two has cycled around her country on a tandem, ridden from south to north, and broken a number of records. Photo: Meera Velanka
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Record-breaking Indian cycling mum on her recent 6,000km tandem ride and proving the doubters wrong

  • Last year, Meera Velankar became the first woman to complete India’s Golden Quadrilateral, which connects Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, on a tandem bike
  • Ten years ago, she was unfit and unhappy with herself, so she took up cycling. She talks about her journeys and the help she received from friends and strangers

An Indian mother of two has cycled around her country on a tandem, ridden from south to north, and broken a number of records. Photo: Meera Velanka
An Indian mother of two has cycled around her country on a tandem, ridden from south to north, and broken a number of records. Photo: Meera Velanka
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