Adil Teli is a cyclist from Kashmir who created a world record by covering a distance of 3,600 kilometres between Kashmir to Kanyakumari in a recorded time of 8 days.
This person has proved that “if there is a will there’s a way”. Adil Teli, who is just 23 years old, has entered into Guinness World Record. By this, he broke the previous record of a 17-year-old boy, Om Mahajan, which was created a few months back in November 2020.
This doesn’t happen overnight in Adil Teli’s life
Adil is a professional cyclist who belongs from Narbal district in Budgam. Well, every person has a turning point in their life. Adil has faced the same thing which boost him up and helped him to create a history. Cycling to Leh was the turning point of Adil’s life, which forced him to set a new record. Besides this record, he also holds a record of the fastest cyclist to cover a distance of 440 km between Srinagar To Leh in 26 hours and 30 minutes.
Before going on this journey, he goes under a lot of preparation and hard work. Moreover, to follow his passion, he went to Amritsar, where he got proper guidance and training. He took admission into Gurunanak Dev University at Amritsar under coach Rajesh –H.O.D cycling department. Without his coach’s guidance, it wouldn’t be possible.
After months of training, on March 22, 2021, Adil began his journey from the clock tower at Lal Chowk. Leaving all the odds behind such as harsh climatic conditions, traffic, and covid, he kept on riding.
He went from Srinagar to many cities including Sanant Nagar NH44, Qazigund, Nashri Tunnel, Pathankot, Jalandar, Ludhiana, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Gutti, Banglore, Madurai and finally Kanyakumari. Due to this pandemic situation, it is very difficult to arrange the parts of a bicycle. However, he arranged all things and got support from his sponsors, which play a big role in his journey.